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Sierra Nevada Partners with Brauhaus Miltenberger

Each year, Sierra Nevada partners with a different German brewery to create its coveted fall seasonal beer. 2017's Oktoberfest welcomes Germany's Brauhaus Miltenberger into the mix.

“Cornelius and his team from Brauhaus Miltenberger embody the spirit and tradition of Oktoberfest,” says Brian Grossman, second-generation brewer for Sierra Nevada. “It was a great to host them at our brewery in Mills River, NC, for the creation of this year’s fest beer. They brought centuries of family brewing experience to the mix and helped us create the ultimate festival beer.”

“We tried to re-create a classic Oktoberfest beer in the true German tradition,” says Cornelius Faust, fourth-generation brewmaster for Brauhaus Miltenberger. “We used traditional techniques to create layers of rich malt notes that remain light and crisp to the taste. That’s the secret of an authentic fest beer—complex malt flavor in a lager that remains easy to drink while you are celebrating the Oktoberfest season.”

Sierra Nevada's 2017 Oktoberfest brew is deep gold in color, with rich malt complexity balanced by German-grown, whole-cone hops. 6.1% ABV, 30 IBU.