Limited Release Karl Strauss Oktoberfest is Truly Handcrafted

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company releases its much anticipated fall seasonal, Oktoberfest. The beer is handcrafted with almost two tons of specialty malts per batch and is available throughout California.

Karl Strauss Oktoberfest, Fall Seasonal

People love this beer; We plan on brewing 20% more than we did last year.

Karl Strauss Oktoberfest is a labor of love created with almost two tons of Vienna, Munich, and Carahell malts hand-milled into each batch to make this award winning seasonal entry. Unlike most beers that begin with base malt and add specialty malts for flavor, this version is made from 100% specialty malts. To balance out the richness from the malts, the brewers stayed true to tradition using imported European Hallertau Perle hops for a spicy finish. The characteristic toasty, nutty flavor has created a cult following in California, where fans eagerly await its annual return.

This year, Karl Strauss is brewing more than 25 batches to keep up with demand. “People love this beer and to date we’ve already sold more Oktoberfest in Northern California than we anticipated selling this entire season. We plan on brewing 20% more than we did last year,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Weighing in at 5% ABV, this exceptional session lager is a great complement to traditional Oktoberfest fare, including grilled meats, burgers, and of course, sausages.

Karl Strauss Oktoberfest is available in six-packs and on draft across California while supplies last. Since Oktoberfest is brewed in tribute to the world’s biggest beer party, the company is hosting “Karlfest” at its tasting room, complete with a local food truck and Oktoberfest steins. For more information about Karl Strauss Oktoberfest and Karlfest, visit Share it. Post.


5.0 % ABV    
15 SRM         
20 IBU        

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We brew Oktoberfest in tribute to the world’s biggest beer party. Vienna and Munich malts produce the deep golden color, nutty undertones, and toasted malt flavors characteristic of this renowned Bavarian beer style. Perle hops imported directly from the Hallertau region of Germany give the beer a smooth balanced finish. This celebratory lager puts the ‘fest’ in the month of October.

Karlfest at the Tasting Room:
-October 5, 2013
-Half Liter commemorative steins - $10 keep the glass, fill with any beer.
-The Dog Shack food truck, featuring “The Rottweiler” – Bratwurst slow-cooked in local craft beer topped with house-made sauerkraut.
-Tasting Room: 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases and award-winning favorites like Red Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA. The company took home 23 medals in 2012 and is currently ranked #39 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. 2013 is on pace to be another exciting year of double-digit sales growth, with the brewery now open to the public and a new brewery restaurant slated for this fall. For more information, visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.

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