Oktoberfest Pipestem adds merriment to southern WV landscape

Featuring everything from actual weddings and a Miss Oktoberfest contest to $10 bourbon flights, tie-dyed T-shirt vendors, and free tattoos, Oktoberfest Pipestem surely reigns as the most eclectic Oktoberfest celebration held anywhere in West Virginia. The fest took place on Saturday, October 7. Continue reading “Oktoberfest Pipestem adds merriment to southern WV landscape”

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest collaboration built on 629 years

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One could say that this fall-seasonal beer was actually 629 years in the making, and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (SNBC) collaborated with historical Bavarian brewer, Brauhaus Riegele of Augsburg, Germany, to produce a most intriguing Oktoberfest beer.

Founded in 1386, Brauhaus Riegele is a relatively small, family-owned craft brewery that in 2009 had its flagship beer recognized as Germany’s “Beer of the Decade.” That is quite an honor for a small brewery in one of the world’s most beer-accomplished countries.

With the introduction of its new Oktoberfest beer, SNBC adds another gem to its already strong fall-seasonal line up. The Sierra Nevada–Brauhaus Riegele collaboration hit retailer shelves across Appalachia this month. Continue reading “Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest collaboration built on 629 years”

Bramwell Oktoberfest winners announced

Bramwell Oktoberfest 2014 was a showcase for West Virginia’s craft brewers and a true treat for those who attended. Nine of the state’s 11 breweries poured samples at this year’s festival, and all took home at least one medal in the commercial brewery competition. The festival took place on October 11. Continue reading “Bramwell Oktoberfest winners announced”