Year of New Beer: Oktoberfest Weihenstephan, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)
Written By: Dion on 09/07/2018
For their annual fall offering, Sierra Nevada pairs up with Bavaria's oldest brewery, and the result is a crisp, very drinkable märzen. Cracker and biscuit on the nose with light caramel and toasted grains ahead of floral hops. Smooth transition to the tongue as cereal grains and a sweet malt backbone provide a perfect balance to the slightly floral grasses that persist through the finish. I don't drink many beers of this style, but I always make it a point to grab the yearly offering from SN, because you can count on it to be a well done beer. This is no exception.