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|DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing preparing for their
appearance as guest speakers
at the Munich Oktoberfest
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October Meeting Notes - 10/9/16
by Dan Hodge
Meeting started at 4:20 pm and was a presentation of
“Oktoberfest” beers. members present were:
Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Vince Capano, Glenn de
Luca, Livingston Hinckley, Nick Moramarco, Lynn Lewis,
Tom Nooney, and Faith Franzino
Nine “Oktoberfest” beers were presented with attendees
rating each on a one to ten scale. Results were:
1.Hoffmann Oktoberfest (growler) Climax
Brewery 69 points
2.Tie: Spaten Oktoberfest and Warsteiner Oktoberfest
(bottles) 66 points
4. JJ Bittings Bad Boy Oktoberfest (growler) 60 points
5. Weinhenstephaner Oktoberfest (bottle) 57 points
6. Tie: Hodge’s 2016 home-brew Oktoberfest (growler)
Beach Haus Oktoberfest (growler) 56 points
8. Harvest Moon Oktoberfest (growler) 54 points
9. Ramstein Oktoberfest (growler) High Point 49 points
Beers tried after the meeting were:
City of the Dead Modern Times provided by Tom Nooney
Anderson Valley Huge Arker Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
provided by Vince capano
Pipeworks Mosaic Imperial Stout provided by Tom Nooney.
Meeting ended about 6:45 pm
The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day
period leading up to the first Sunday in October. In 1994,
this longstanding schedule was modified in response to
German reunification. The festival had its beginning when
King Ludwig I (reign: 1825-1848), married Princess
Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The
citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held
on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the royal
event. The festival has always opened with the same
traditional procedure: A twelve-gun salute and the tapping of
the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 p.m. by the
incumbent Mayor of Munich with the proclamation "O'zapft
is!" ("It's tapped!" in the Austro-Bavarian dialect). The
Mayor then gives the first litre of beer to the Minister-
President of the State of Bavaria. Only beer conforming to
the Reinheitsgebot, and brewed within the city limits of
Munich, can be served at the Munich Oktoberfest. Beers
meeting these criteria are designated Oktoberfest Beer. The
breweries that can produce official Oktoberfest Beer are
Augustiner-Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu, Löwenbräu
Paulaner, Spatenbräu, Staatliches, Hofbräu-München
Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of
Munich Brewers, which consists of the above six breweries
Oktoberfest beers are no longer only brewed in the spring.
Today, they can be brewed any time the brewer wants.
They are no longer aged for 6 months like they once were.
To age a beer that long would be an expensive proposition
for a brewery these days. If the beer has the name
"Oktoberfest" on the label, it is now aged for 12-16 weeks.
If the beer is only called a Märzen, it only has to be aged for
6-8 weeks (BJCP Guide). Oktoberfestbiers are clean and
smooth with just enough noble hop bitterness to balance the
big bready malt complexity. The beer should be slightly
sweet but never so sweet that it becomes cloying.
Members - don't forget to pick up your free DB15 half
liter stein at the meetings. Steins are also available
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