Sierra Nevada, Brauhaus Riegele Oktoberfest Collaboration

On a trip to Germany this spring, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. finalized its inaugural partner, Augsburg’s Brauhaus Riegele (among Germany’s oldest family-owned breweries), for a brand new Oktoberfest beer. Released each fall starting in 2015, the collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year.

The partnership blends centuries of brewing tradition with modern spirit, the company says.

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is a traditional German beer with a modern spirit. Expertly crafted with traditional techniques and ingredients, this authentic Oktoberfest lager has a deep golden color, a delicate hop note and rich malt complexity from the use of traditional German Steffi barley.

ABV: 6.0% IBU: 30

Available: August–October, 2015

Packaging: 12-ounce bottles; 6-pack, 12-pack; draught

The suggested retail price is $8.99 for 6-packs and $15.99 on 12-packs.

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