New Beer Blog Shiner Oktoberfest


In this fall beer blog, we are going to take a look at another Oktoberfest but this time it is from Shiner Brewery.  This little brewery could do anything.  This German base brewery has been blogged about in my blogs in the pasted.  If you have read my earlier blogs, you know about this brewery.  If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that Wild Hare post.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a clear copper color with a constant white head on the beer.  It has a sweet caramel malty smell to the Oktoberfest.  The taste is what you aspect from a German base brewery. It has a heavy malty to a little caramel taste with malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Here in Shiner, TX, we’re suckers for tradition.  Which is why this classic Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and hersbrucker hops.  It’s our way of honoring our ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrated with So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew.  Prosit!

Here is a description from their website (

This festive Marzen-style seasonal has a deep amber color and slightly toasted flavor. The initial rich malty aroma and sweetness fades to a moderately dry, hoppy finish.

Made with the highest-quality Two-Row Barley, Munich and Caramel malts, along with German-grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops.

Back Story:
First introduced to the Shiner family as our 96 Anniversary Brew, this Marzen-style brew has regained popularity among Shiner and Oktoberfest drinkers alike.  It’s connection to tradition and celebration makes it a great fit for the Shiner seasonal portfolio.

Goes Well With:
Best when served with meaty dishes like sausage and roasted chicken, fresh, creamy cheeses, pasta with white sauces and seafood.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @shinerbeer

In closing, I really enjoyed this beer and this is one of my favorite beers from this brewery.  I believe this beer is just above Wild Hare Pale Ale for the top spot from this brewery.  I had the chance to visit this brewery a few years ago and had a blasted.  This brewery makes some good beers and I hope you had a chance to try some of their beers.  This Oktoberfest is close to the classic style.  It has a heavy malty taste that will make your malt drinker loving this beer to the end of the season.  Plus, this beer just won Gold Medal in this Great American Beer Festival. Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter:  @djweiser

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