Firestone Walker Brewing Company has released their seasonal Oaktoberfest beer, an oak-inspired homage to the Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest.
While similar in style to previous Firestone Walker Oktoberfest editions, the 2021 Oaktoberfest was lagered in French oak barrels from a Napa Valley cabernet producer.
The beer’s light amber color foreshadows its toasty, biscuity flavor, the company reports. The oak-barrel lagering allows for a smoother mouthfeel, all while retaining the beer’s crisp malt profile and hints of noble German hops.
The origins of Oaktoberfest date back to 2005, when Firestone Walker hosted its inaugural Oaktoberfest event. Ever since, the beer has come into periodic rotation, most recently as a draft-only offering in 2019.
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This follows news of the recent collaboration between Firestone Walker and WhistlePig Whiskey.