Style: Festbier with fruit
Hops: Liberty, Cascade
Extra: Pomegranate puree
Fermented with German Lager Yeast
Tasting notes: Grapefruit juice, dinner roll, dried flowers
Pair with: BTYF Pretzel, Twin Span Wings
Two of my favorite beer styles are the German Oktoberfest and its close cousin, the Festbier. The former is malty and mellow and the latter is essentially a bigger Pilsner that's ready to party. Since we have our Oktoberfest beer covered with Ryetoberfest, I figured it was time to make a Festbier. And since October isn't for a few more months, let's celebrate patio weather!
This is a traditional German Festbier - 100% German Pils malt, yeast, and water, but it features the OG American craft hop, Cascade, and to wink at summer cocktails - a touch of pomegranate puree. Here's to summertime and to holding us over until October!