Oaktoberfest has been part of the Firestone Walker lineup for about 20 years, but was originally a small volume beer brewed for Oktoberfest celebrations in and around the Paso brewery.
One of the standouts in the core lineup from Dovetail Brewery is their Vienna-Style Lager. Dovetail employs a double decoction mash for it.
Your goal here is a smooth, standard-strength malty beer with enough hop bitterness to match the malt. It should not be heavy on the palate or sweet in the finish
A traditional festbier to be enjoyed by the liter during Oktoberfest or any fall festivities.
I’m presenting a modern homebrew version of this recipe that uses flaked maize rather than a cereal mash, and has some upgraded malt and hops.
The beer is crystal clear with copper hues. Biscuit and bread crust notes lead, supported by noble hop character that provides a dry and spicy finish.
Maple Amber Lager (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.044* FG = 1.008IBU = 23 SRM = 17 ABV = 5.8%* Prior to maple syrup addition Ingredients6 lbs. (2.7 kg) Pilsner malt1.5 lbs.
American-Style Lager (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.046 FG = 1.008IBU = 15 SRM = 2–4 ABV = 4.9% Ingredients7 lbs. (3.2 kg) 2-row pale malt2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) raw rice or
Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Bob’s ’47 clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.055 FG = 1.011IBU = 27 SRM = 11 ABV = 5.8% A tribute to Bob Werkowitch, former Master Brewer of Kansas
Old Man Dark (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.051 FG = 1.012IBU = 20 SRM = 15 ABV = 5% Ingredients11 lbs. (5 kg) German dark Munich malt (10 °L)2 oz. (57