Beginning in 2013 The Texas Renaissance Festival, Deep South Barrels and Brigadoon Brewery teamed up to conduct a contest to allow one
lucky patron to be crowned The Brew King/Queen for the season. The winner names our Oktoberfest for that year.
The beer brewed is a Märzen-Oktoberfest style. The style is characterized by a medium to full body, a malty flavour, and a clean dry finish. In spite of their name, Oktoberfest beers are not brewed in the fall. They are actually an outgrowth of the traditional, strong spring brews, called March beers or Märzen, that were put aside in ice-filled caves or cellars for summer consumption. The left-over Märzen was usually finished off... in Okotober, when the fresh beers made with the grain and hops from the new harvest season needed to be put into casks. Oktoberfestbiers, therefore, are always well-aged, sometimes for three to four months. They are usually deep amber in color and have an alcohol content of 5 to 6.2%. The particular beer brewed by Brigadoon Brewery is amber color.
For more information on how you can be the next King or Queen or to see past winners go to our
Brew King/Queen page.
First Brewed in 2011