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Okto Festival Ale (Widmer Bros. Brewing)

Ah, fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. The weather is getting cool(er), the leaves are changing, horror movies are playing on TV, and breweries are releasing their autumn seasonals. What’s not to love? With that in mind I picked up a fall seasonal six pack from one of the more consistent breweries out there, Widmer Brothers Brewing.

OKTO FESTIVAL ALE is an Oktoberfest style beer with a 5.3% ABV and 28 IBUs. Beeradvocate has this one listed as an Altbier, but however you want to label it, it’s available from August-October.

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Pacific Northwest Trip: Day #1

DAY #1

I woke up early Friday, October 7th, loaded up my car and headed north on the I-5. The destination: Chico, California and the second annual Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Oktoberfest. Being that I haven’t been to an Oktoberfest celebration in a while and that the event fit into my schedule (heading to Seattle on Sunday) I thought it was a no brainer to make the stop.

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Side Car (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

BEER #4: SIDE CAR

Side Car Amber was the last beer on the list that I hadn’t had before or isn’t readily available, so it was my beer number four. This Amber Ale had a not too shabby 5.4% ABV.

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Old Chico Crystal Wheat (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

BEER #3: OLD CHICO BRAND CRYSTAL WHEAT

Whenever I go to something like this I try to try the beers that I’ve never had before. Old Chico Brand Crystal Wheat was one of those beers. This American Pale Wheat beer is available year round and has a very sessionable 4.3% ABV.

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Oktoberfest (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

BEER #2: OKTOBERFEST

For beer #2 I figured I might as well go with their Oktoberfest beer (being that I was at an Oktoberfest celebration). This seasonal Oktoberfest-style Märzen has a slightly above average 5.7% ABV. 

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

BEER #1: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE HARVEST WET HOP ALE

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale is an India Pale Ale brewed using hops freshly picked from Eastern Washington. This beer arrives with the hop harvest (usually around September) and clocks in with a 7.2% ABV.

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Ladyface Weizenbock (Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie)

Ladyface Weizenbock is the autumn seasonal from Agora Hills’s Ladyface Alehouse. This Oktoberfest ale was on tap during the Ladyface 1st Anniversary week and has a 8.9% ABV.

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