October Fest beer, also known as Marzen, was historically brewed in Germany during the month of March and consumed in September/October during October Fest.
Good examples of October Fest beer exhibit strong malt characteristics, present but delicate hop bitterness and a dark gold colour. Lager yeast is always used, decotition mashing is suggested and an extended period of ageing will help produce an incredibly smooth flavor. All this is tied together with a moderate level of carbonation.
- 12 lbs Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner Malt
- 2 lbs Weyermann Munich Type I Malt
- 2 lbs Weyermann Munich Type II Malt
- 2 lbs Weyermann Vienna Malt
- 5.6 oz Weyerman Aciduated Malt
Tettnang (GR) 3.7 AA
- 40 minutes 4oz (7.4 HBU)
- 15 minutes 1.5oz (2.7 HBU)
- 2 minutes 1oz (3.7 HBU)
Half of the batch was dry hopped after fermentation at a rate of 1oz/5gallons for 1 week
Psalter Select (garden grown)
- 2 minutes 1oz
- Saflager S-23
We ferment at 52 degrees for one month before racking beginning an extended period of aging.
Bottled with 2.5 cc maple syrup.