Beverage of the Week (BOW)

Hinterland Oktoberfest (USA)

Product Story

I prefer Hinterland's traditional beers finding them to be true to the classic while showing a definite house-style. Among the traditional styles is their seasonal Oktoberfest. Hinterland’s Oktoberfest is a must-try for lovers of Bavarian lagers. This multilayered beer is complex while approachable with superb balance. Its availability is limited so act fast.

Brand Story

Wisconsin is virtually synonymous with beer and brewing. Mega American lagers are part of the state’s past and present but the area of interest to me is the steady reliability of the small craft producers. Hinterland, in Green Bay, is a brewery that has been on my favorites list for some time. Founded in 1995, by Bill & Michelle Tressler, Hinterland offers a combination of Old World styled brews with a selection of “adventurous” beers.

Tasting Note

Brilliant, deep golden/amber color. The aromatics are fresh and vibrant with bready notes first greeting the nose followed by caramel malt and a bright dose of Hallertau hops. The palate echoes the nose delivering toasted and slightly sweet malt-driven core with waves of toasted bread and hops. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced being more restrained and dry than most American Oktoberfest.

How to Serve

Serve with brats, schnitzel, sauerkraut, or braised pork but it really just needs a glass.

Price: $ 8.99

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