One of the best things about fall, besides the chill in the air, is the variety of seasonal beers available and the interesting ingredients used to make them. In addition to their flagship, Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, the Boston Beer Company brews some outstanding fall beers. So we enlisted the help of Scott Hempstead, a Certified Cicerone® and their Director of Sales for On Premise National Accounts, to give us an expert’s insight on some of the more popular beer styles they will offer this autumn season. With their passion for great craft beer Samuel Adams is always a great choice!
The first Oktoberfest celebration was originally held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. The Oktoberfest tradition has become a world-renowned celebration of beer, running for 16 heady days every autumn in Munich, Germany. This year the dates for the official Oktoberfest are September 22 through October 7. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest, available from August through October, pays homage to the Bavarian tradition by using generous portions of five varieties of malted barley to create a rich, toffee sweetness that is the signature flavor of this popular beer.