September is the month of Oktoberfest, a festival of beer, food and German culture both in Germany and in the US; specifically Wisconsin where many Germans emigrated to in the 19th and 20th centuries. Wisconsin boasts a hearty beer tradition with Miller, Pabst, and a perennial favorite of the MwBC, Schlitz, not to mention the hundreds of brew-pubs, microbreweries and nanobreweries dotted the state. This tradition undoubtedly is tied with the German roots of its citizens and comes in handy when looking for great Oktoberfest beer in the Midwest.
Enter Lakefront Brewery’s Oktoberfest Lager. It speaks of the old German traditions while identifying itself as unabashedly American. Like its German counterparts, this lager is made with a touch of bitter hops to balance the sweet backbone from the generous amounts of Munich malt. The brewery is set on the river in the heart of Brew City and integrates the new-world brewing heritage in each of its beers. Oktoberfest is a perfect start to the festival that bears its name as it brings a little of the Deustchland to America.
Best Enjoyed: At Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, WI possibly in lederhosen.
Best Paired With: Pretzel necklaces, Spaetzle, or Schnitzel.
Where to Find: At the brewery and around Wisconsin.
Learn more about Lakefront Brewery by visiting their website.
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