Tag Archive - Oktoberfest

Starr Hill Brewery | Festie Oktoberfest Lager

16 August 2017 by , No Comments
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It’s hard to believe, the summer is winding down! The kids are back in school, we’re counting down the days until college football kickoff and fall weekends are starting to fill up. Where did the time go? This is also the time of the year that seasonal creep starts back up and pumpkin beers hit […]

Highland Brewing Company | Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager

23 August 2016 by , No Comments
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It’s August. That means pumpkin beers are – or will be shortly – on the shelves across our fair state. While I can hold off on the pumpkin beer for a bit, it’s the Märzen style lagers I really look forward to. A couple years back I did a Märzen series which was a lot of […]

Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest

3 October 2013 by , No Comments

Howdy beer fans, Thought I’d screech in at the almost last minute with a post on an Oktoberfest beer that I’ve been meaning to write about for oh, say a month. Yeah, that’s right, I forgot about this one. Perhaps it was because it was buried behind other equally tasty brews or I was distracted […]

Kingsport Oktoberfest | September 28th, 2013

22 September 2013 by , No Comments

Holy cow!! Is summer really on it’s way out?  Man this year is just flying by but don’t dismay brew lovers because when fall arrives so do the beer festivals.  There are so many to choose from within 2 hours of Knoxville but one in particular I look forward to since inception in 2011 and […]

Shiner Oktoberfest

5 September 2013 by , No Comments

Fellow snobs, It’s hard to believe but Oktoberfest is right around the corner. As a matter of fact, if you don’t have your tickets to the Kingsport Oktoberfest, we highly recommend you check it out. These last few years it seems as though sometime around August 1st we start seeing Märzen style lagers hit the shelves (and […]

Oktoberfest, The Market and The Casual Pint

27 September 2012 by , No Comments

If you missed Kingsport Oktoberfest last weekend, you missed quite the treat. However, fear not, as there is still some Oktoberfest to be had in these here parts. So you can still easily get your fill of Märzen lager and bratwurst as well as catch the ball game. First of all, The Market at Washington and […]

Smoky Mountain Brewery Harvest Fest | Hanging with the Velas

20 September 2012 by , 1 Comment

Well, since it is fantastic out side I have the windows open and I am now enjoying a glass of Marty Velas’ Märzen style brew – Harvest Fest.  You can trace the Märzen style to its origins in Bavaria to sometime before the 16th century.  A Bavarian brewing ordinance decreed in 1539 that beer may only be […]

Kingsport Oktoberfest | September 22nd

28 August 2012 by , 1 Comment

This is usually about the time of year that I come to the realization that the fall is shot. Between football games, family events, beer festivals and just life in general the weekends start to become a blur of activity. The nights will begin to start earlier and I’ll be less inclined to be proactive […]

Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen

8 November 2011 by , 1 Comment

Hello my thirsty friends, I’ve got to come right out and admit it, I’ve fallen off of the Oktoberfest wagon these last few weeks. While I do enjoy these brews I’m not a huge lager guy and lately I’ve had a few stouts, pale ales, an amber ale, and IPAs that keep clamoring for my […]

Beck’s Oktoberfest

6 October 2011 by , No Comments

Ahoy hoy fellow snobs! The Quest for the Best Oktoberfest continues this evening with another German brew but before we get to that, the current standings are: #1) Ayinger Oktober Fest #2) Sam Adams Octoberfest #3) Spaten Oktoberfest #4) Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Many of us are familiar with the Beck’s label – many grocery stores have it, it’s often on […]