Church Street Itascafest Marzen
Church Street’s first fall seasonal. A truly traditional German Marzen/Oktoberfest featuring a pure amber clarity, a subtle, toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, and a rich, deep malt character, fully fleshed out with our first double decoction mash and Weyermann’s world class German malt. Prost!
Oktoberfest is a German festival dating from 1810, and Oktoberfestbiers are the beers that have been served at the festival since 1818, and are supplied by 6 breweries: Spaten, Lowenbrau, Augustiner, Hofbrau, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr.Traditionally Oktoberfestbiers were the lagers of around 5.5 to 6 abv called Marzen - brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months.Originally these would have been dark lagers, but from 1872 a strong March brewed version of an amber-red Vienna lager made by Josef Sedlmayr became the favourite Oktoberfestbier.