Narragansett Beer today announced the return of Fest, a traditional Märzen Lager, in time for the start of Oktoberfest.
After a three-year hiatus, Narragansett is resurrecting the beer due to consumer demand, the company says.
Now brewed at Narragansett Brewery at The Guild in Pawtucket, Fest is inspired by ‘Narragansett’s German heritage. Founded by a group of six German immigrants in 1890, Narragansett’s original Cranston, R.I. brewery was once home to Oktoberfest parties and a towering statue of King Gambrinus, the traditional European cultural icon of beer and revelry, the company says.
At 5.5% ABV and 22 IBU, this amber lager is brewed with German hops and malts including Munich malts from Weyermann and Tettnang hops. Together they create a brew with notes of bread and toasted malt to start, followed by a crisp, subtly spiced hop finish, the company reports.
Narragansett Fest is available in six packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested retail price of $8.99-9.99, and on tap at bars and restaurants. It will be distributed throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and select markets in New York and New Jersey. Fest will be available for the remainder of September and October.