Wednesday, October 03, 2012

RedRock's 2012 Oktoberfest Celebration

It's lager bier heaven at RedRock right now! To add to our local Oktoberfest celebrations RedRock's brewers have been busy lagering some of Germany's finest styles for this once a year shindig. Nowhere in the state will you find a finer collection of specially made German lagers under one roof.

Here's what is on tap for RedRock's Oktoberfest.

The Pilsner beer was first brewed in Bohemia, a German-speaking province in the old Austrian Empire. Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany, and in many other countries. It’s often spelled as “Pilsener”, and at times abbreviated, or spoken in slang, as “Pils.” Classic German Pilsners are very light straw to golden in color. Head should be dense and rich. Red Rock’s version is well-hopped, brewed using Noble hops such as Saaz, Hallertauer and Tettnanger. Lagered for five weeks and filtered bright.

A rather old, rare, and unique German beer style, Kellerbiers are unfiltered and unpasteurized lagers that date back to at least the Middle Ages. The beer is lagered. The final product is a mooth, naturally cloudy beer that's rich in vitamins (from the yeast). Hop bitterness is a compliment to the soft malt character. Made with organic malt and organic, whole-leaf Hallertau hops.

An old friend of Bavaria, Munich Dunkels are smooth, rich and complex, but without being heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used, and these malts also lend a fuller-bodied beer. Bitterness is often moderate, with just enough to balance out any sweetness. Hop varieties used are German noble varieties, Tetnang and Hallertau. Lagered for five weeks and filtered bright

German style dark lager, very smooth, medium body, low hop bitterness. Eight different malts and thirty-five days of lagering give this classic Schwarz-style beer it’s unusually dark color and remarkably smooth flavor. Not a big beer, but more of a black session lager. Gold Medal Winner at the 2010 years Great American Beer Festival.


A south German style of wheat beer. This one is an ale made with top fermenting yeast. The flavors are of banana and cloves with an dry tart edge, some spiciness with hints of bubblegum.

Autumn Fest is a Marzen-style lager, amber in color, is lagered for five weeks. It has an emphasized malt flavor, is smooth with a clean hop bitterness. Backed by Crystal and Munich malts.

Bamburg Rauch Bier: Rauch Bier translates in German as “smoked beer”. Drying over an open Beechwood fire imparts a smoky character to the malt. Inspired by many trips the brewers have taken to Bamberg, Germany where the Rauch Biers are world famous.

 They're only on tap for a limited time at all three RedRock locations. 

Prost!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think their oktoberfest is missing a key style...

Mikey said...

Their Märzen is available. I neglected to add it. It's called Autumn Fest.

Craig said...

The downtown location didn't have the Autumn Fest last night.

Almander said...

No Autumn Fest, or Black Bier at Fashion Place last night.

Almander said...

No Autumn Fest, or Black Bier at Fashion Place last night.

Michael said...

Happy I got to taste most of these last night. Loved the Zwickel and the Rauch.