Schlafly Octoberfest, Imperial Oktoberfest

Schlafly Beer has unveiled two Oktoberfest beers for 2017. Both stay true to their 16th-century German roots, the company says.

Schlafly Oktoberfest (5.5% ABV and 25 IBUs): Brewed with Munich malt and German hops, this is a traditional Bavarian beer, both in its flavor and execution. This Märzen is fermented for several months in order to be at its peak flavor for the fall celebration, the company says. The amber malt has a sweet flavor.

Schlafly Imperial Oktoberfest (8% ABV and 35 IBUs): More robust than the traditional Oktoberfest, with subtle caramel flavors, the company says. Like the Märzen, it’s brewed months in advance. Schlafly’s Imperial Oktoberfest is a part of their Cellar Series in a 750-ml. bottle with a swing top.

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