While in Michigan, I went up to Frankenmuth, Michigan to check out the Frankenmuth Brewery. I checked out the Lager Mill and this beer popped off the shelves from Thristy Dog Brewery. The name of the beer is Barktoberfest Lager. I love the play on the words. Of course, I have to enjoy this beer because I cannot take it on the plane back to Chicago. Here is a little history of the brewery. Thirsty Dog Brewery is based in Akron, Ohio in an old brewery building. They were founded in 1997 in many brewpubs in Canton, Ohio area. Let us get into the beer.
Barktoberfest is their Fall Seasonal and has some nice packaging. Barktoberfest has a nice clear copper color with a constant bubbles and white head. There is a sweet malty smell. The taste is a sweet carbonation malty with a nice clean crisp aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A traditional old world German Style Oktoberfest, a fall celebration since 1810.
IBU = 15
ABV = 6%
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I want to try more beers from this brewery. I thought this beer was about average to slightly above average. I love how this beer how the pop carbonation. It had the nice malty taste and extremely drinkable. However, drinking this beer, I am looking forward to trying the rest of their beers. This beer made me take notice to this brewery. I will be hunting down the rest of their brews. Let me know what you think. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser