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Oktoberfest Beer – Hanger 24 & Gold Road Brewery to be Poured with Franziskaner Weissbier and Spaten Lager

Come join us at the largest outdoor Oktoberfest in Southern California at the 38th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 11 p.m. on the 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. CBS Los Angeles named our event as “the best place in Southern California to celebrate Oktoberfest for its ‘nightlife and music’!” Where else can you can bring your family, friends, kids, grandparents, business associates and meet up with your neighbors on a public street to have a brat and a beer, receive free top-quality entertainment, enjoy the games and rides and don your lederhosen? Only in Montrose.

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208  (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org
Melinda Clarke
Executive Director
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce
3516 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 249-7171

This year’s plans are better than ever. We will have everything that you know and love about Oktoberfest and much more. We have listened to your requests and have added some new beers this year! We are proud to announce our beers for the 2015 Oktoberfest. They are a diverse group of beers ranging from traditional German Oktoberfest beers to local craft breweries to classic American domestic beers. They include German Spaten, Franziskaner, Hangar 24 Oktoberfest, Golden Road hefeweizen, Shock Top, Bud and Bud Light. Of course all of these beers pair well with brats and sauerkraut from local icon Schreiner’s Fine Sausages! Our traditional German beers are brewed according to the Märzen style; the original wort has to be between 13% and 14%. These beers are bigger, richer beers brewed in March and stored in what were caves during the hot months of summer. In the fall, they were enjoyed at the Oktoberfest celebration. These are the same beers that are poured at the original Oktoberfest in Munich.

Spaten Oktoberfest beer is the world’s first Oktoberfest beer. It was created in 1872 and brewed for the greatest folk festival in the world, Oktoberfest. Amber in color, this medium-bodied beer achieves its impeccable taste by balancing roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. It features a rich, textured palate with an underlying sweetness that’s true to tradition – with no bitter aftertaste. Spaten Münchner Hell is a classic German premium lager. It is a bottom fermented Münchner lager and is a supremely well-balanced blend between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops making it easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

For our domestic beers we will of course have Bud, Bud Light and Shock Top since this Oktoberfest is sponsored by Ace Beverage, which is a supplier for the Anheuser Busch brand of beers. The newest additions to our beers are from two well-known Southern California craft breweries. Hanger 24 will pour their fall seasonal Oktoberfest beer they call “an ode to the brewing traditions of Germany.” This amber lager is brewed in true Reinheitsgebot fashion using the finest imported German malt, German hops and German yeast. Incredibly clean and balanced, this lager has a wonderful malty backbone and a hint of earthy hops. Hanger 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home.

We will also be pouring a hefeweizen beer from Golden Road Brewery, a local Glendale craft brewery, started in 2011 by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill, who are committed to bringing fresh beer to market in the most sustainable way possible. They believe in great beer, which is an extension of a commitment to family, sustainability, good food and the arts. The Golden Road hefeweizen is a traditional Bavarian-style hefeweizen. Golden Road hefeweizen is brewed with a Californian twist – the addition of dried, locally grown, organic citrus to a Bavarian classic. After the initial banana and clove, expect tart citrus, a medium body and a dry finish that will leave you thinking about that next sip. #Can’twait!