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DC Brau Oktoberfest

September 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Washington, DC – DC Brau is excited to release its first-ever limited edition Oktoberfest. The traditional-style brau will be released during growler hours at the brewery on Saturday, September 13th. Retailers will be able to order the Oktoberfest from their local distributor beginning Monday, September 15th.

“We have always wanted to brew an Oktoberferst and we are overjoyed the new expansion provided us with the necessary production space to finally realize this opportunity,” says Brandon Skall, CEO & Co-Founder of DC Brau.

“It's a very traditional Oktoberfest,” explains Jeff Hancock, President & Head Brewer of DC Brau. “In recent years, Oktoberfests from Germany have started getting lighter in color and are closer to resembling Helles lagers than Oktoberfest's or Märzens. We think our version will stand out amongst the myriad pumpkin beers and Oktoberfests on the market this season.”

The 5% ABV DC Brau Oktoberfest is brewed with all German malts including Pilsner, Munich, Vienna, Cara-Bohemian and Abbey malts, and hopped with Hallertau Mittlefrüh. Keeping with tradition, the beer was fermented at a cool 52 degrees to highlight the dominant malty character that Oktoberfest's are renowned for.

Only 60 barrels of the Oktoberfest will be produced this year, and will be available strictly on draft at the brewery, Nationals Park and in the market at large. The brewery is open every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm for growler hours, including retail, growler fills, on-premise pints, free tastings and tours.