Nothing says fall quite like a cold pint of Brooklyn Oktoberfest. This famous beer was introduced in 2000 and has been a staple in New York City ever since. True to the original German style, this full-bodied, malty brew boasts a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness. It pairs perfectly with apple cider donuts and changing leaves, and it’s only available from August to October! Read on to find out how you can get your hands on this iconic brew.
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How to Enjoy Brooklyn Oktoberfest
Taste the Beer
When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would do. He threw a beer festival! Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest pays homage to this historic event.
Oktoberfest has a medium amber color with an average frothy off white head. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel, which leads to later stages of hops and a bitter finish. Pour yourself a tall one and enjoy it with sausage, chicken, pizza, pretzels, or cheese. Yum!
Visit the Brewery
Did you know that the Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States? It was established by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter in 1996. Today, the staff pushes the boundaries of brewing with an expanded barrel-aging program and an extensive roster of experimental batches. Beer lovers everywhere are invited to the brewhouse to sample Oktoberfest and other delicious flavors.
For an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the beer making process, we recommend signing up for a Brooklyn Brewery tour. You’ll enjoy a guided tasting of four beers, an in-depth history lesson, and a souvenir tasting glass to take home with you. Tours are available Monday through Thursday by reservation.
Bring It Home
If you can’t make it to the brewery, there’s no need to worry. Brooklyn Oktoberfest is available at over 1,000 restaurants, markets, and grocery stores in Brooklyn. Use the store locater on the brewery’s website to find a six pack near you.
Book Your Stay with At Home In Brooklyn
Now that you know all about Brooklyn Oktoberfest, it’s time to start planning your fall getaway! Our Park Slope bed and breakfast is just a short drive from the brewery and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Bring a few beers back to enjoy on our patio, or curl up in one of our comfortable guestrooms. We even offer a delicious continental breakfast each morning! Rooms are filling up quickly so don’t wait – check our availability and book your stay today. We look forward to having you!
Still thirsty? Read our blog about Coney Island Brewing Company.