We wanted to keep it simple this week so we thought, why not talk about Oktoberfest!! It starts this Sunday and there is no better way to celebrate than with a nice cold homebrew, Cheers!

For those of you who do not know Oktoberfest starts this Sunday the 21st. It’s an awesome time of the year for anyone who loves beer. It seems that in most cities there is some type of Oktoberfest event going on, which is awesome because you can go try all kinds of good beers and food.

What I wanted to do with this episode was just explain what Oktoberfest is really quick to get everyone ready to celebrate. So this will be a nice short episode.

Also keep an eye on your inbox this week for possibly some new recipes.

Every year Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Germany and it is the worlds largest beer festival usual puling in around 6 million people over the deration of the event.

It is estimated that over 1.9 million gallons of beer are consumed during the event, that is about 950,000 LBKs!!!!!

The event has been going since 1819. The only beer that is served at Oktoberfest has to conform to the German purity law which states that beer can only be brewed with water, barley and hops.

The main style of beer that is served is what is considered a Marzen style of beer. These are kind of full body beers which a dark brown color to them.

Okay so if you are wanting to brew some Mr. Beer Refills or Recipes to celebrate here are few that you can brew.

Our Oktoberfest Lager Standard Refill is a sure choice to brew. Also if you wanted to get a little higher ABV and get a more malty full bodied flavor brew the deluxe refill.

Zombie Fest Lager is also a good beer to brew. That beer is a true lager, so if you can brew at the colder temperature then you should brew this.

Our Oktoberfestivus German Amber would also be a good beer to brew. This one brews as an ale so if you cant brew the lager then you should brew this guy.

I am also going to put our Munich Malt Monster Dopplebock in this list. It would not really confirm to the traditional style served at Oktoberfest, but its just a darn good beer and perfect for this time of year.

Really though if you are just brewing your favorite beer and enjoying the process and the beer and sharing your beer with friends and family then your celebrating cuz that is what I think it is all about.