Oktoberfest bridges September’s transition of seasons, innately triggers a preference for the bolder malt profile of fall beers, and inspired our Marzen, Same Time Next Year.
Originally released in connection with the launch of our “What’s New?” R&D program, this Marzen notched a special place in our brewery’s history – the first beer to medal (2019 US Open Beer Championship) before full market release. Such a strong and unique response justified progression from pilot program beer to full production seasonal release.
Same Time Next Year’s foundation is its malt bill – dominated by German Vienna malt, which provides a medium body with touch of malt sweetness but complimented with notes of biscuit and a hint of caramel provided by Caramunich malt. Although hops take a back seat in this malt forward beer, Liberty hops add balance and a restrained bitterness to round out the overall Oktoberfest experience.