Anaheim Oktoberfest

Stein pyramidIt’s our favorite time of year when we celebrate with music, food, and plenty of fresh Anaheim Oktoberfest Lager!

Back in the 1990’s, an apprentice at Paulaner Brewery in Munich found an old leather notebook in a room full of empty, ancient barrels.  The notebook contained a recipe for Oktoberfest beer, which he copied into his journal.  That apprentice became Greg’s first brewery boss.  Together, they updated the recipe and brewed it in Virginia in the early 2000s’.

We still use that 100-year-old recipe for our Anaheim Oktoberfest Lager.   It’s a malty Märzen, with lovely caramel and toffee notes, weighing in at a healthy 6.5 % abv.

A beer with a traditional background like ours deserves an authentic German stein.  Our salt glazed stoneware steins are hand-made in Germany.   The stoneware body is hand molded and the handle is also applied by hand.

Stein bottom

“Handarbeit” means Hand Worked or Hand Made.

“Salt glaze pottery is stoneware with a glaze of glossy, translucent, and slightly orange-peel-like texture which is formed by throwing common salt into the kiln during the higher temperature part of the firing process.  Sodium from the salt reacts with silica from the clay body to form a glassy coating of sodium silicate.

The craft and tradition of salt glaze stoneware goes back to the 15th century, when artisans of  the Westerwald region of Germany perfected the craft and developed their signature style of stamped medallions and cobalt blue decorations.” (source: Wikipedia)

The steins are $20 each.  Want one with a pewter lid? We’ll have more by mid-October.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Anaheim Brewery Saturday, October 7th and 14th, 5 – 10 pm.  Plenty of German music, dancing, beer, and delicious food from the Viking Food Truck!

 

 

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One Response to Anaheim Oktoberfest

  1. Kandee Beas says:

    Art and I have our new duds to wear to Oktoberfest, we can’t wait!
    Kandee Beas

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