Even though it’s only August, Third Street Brewhouse is ready for Oktoberfest. The Cold Spring, Minnesota brewery has crafted its latest seasonal beer, Oktoberfest Session Marzen, done in the traditional style of the deep amber, full-bodied Austrian and German märzen.
With an ABV at 4.6%, it was about “balancing the maltiness,” according to Karl Schmitz, Third Street’s brewery manager. Schmitz continues on, noting the beer’s undertones of baked goods and darker fruits.
Look for Oktoberfest Session Marzen at Third Street’s select retailers starting August 15. The beer will also be on tap at bars and restaurants across Minnesota, as well as at the Cold Spring taproom, which is open Fridays and Saturdays.