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Toast the Harvest Moon with New Glarus Brewing Company’s Staghorn Octoberfest

Submitted by on September 22, 2009 – 12:00 AMNo Comment
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newglarusNew Glarus, WI – Traditionally, Octoberfest beers were brewed to be enjoyed during the fall, allowing all to celebrate the hard work that had passed in the summer months. New Glarus Brewing Company’s latest release, Staghorn Octoberfest, allows all their friends in Wisconsin to partake in this enjoyable celebration.

Prior to the invention of refrigeration Octoberfest (or Märzen) beers were brewed in March, to avoid the bacterial growth that occurred in beers brewed during the hot summer months, yielding the name. These beers were kept on ice and/or lagered during the summer to protect them from the summer’s heat, yielding a delicious reward in the fall for all the hot summer month’s work. The first Oktoberfest was a celebration of King Ludwig’s marriage in Bavaria, which is celebrated the last two weeks of September. Nowhere is this celebratory reward enjoyed more than in Munich, where they enjoy festivals that include music, food, and drinking in tents during the Octoberfest celebrations.

The Village of New Glarus continues this tradition with their Octoberfest celebration on September 26th.  New Glarus Brewing Company will continue the traditional festivities with The Jimmys live music at their Hilltop brewery. New Glarus Brewing Company invites you to join in the celebration and toast the harvest moon with their latest offering, ‘Staghorn Octoberfest’.

True to style, New Glarus Brewing Company’s ‘Staghorn Octoberfest’ is brewed using the time-honored methods and an extra slow lager to release the smooth flavor of roasted malts. There are no additives, preservatives, or artificial agents of any kind in this bier, and over 1,100 lbs. of malted barley in every handcrafted batch. 100% natural, great Midwest barleys, the world’s most expensive hops, fresh yeast from Germany, and clear Wisconsin water make Staghorn Octoberfest “Wisconsin’s Real Red.”