Brew King/Queen

2018 Winner ( ? )

2017 Winner (Texas Strong)

2016 Winner (Brew'd Awakening)

2015 Winner (Rentoberfest)

2014 Winner (Marzen Luther)

2013 Winner (Wobbly Dragon

Brew King / Queen Contest Rules

Contest Object:

Provide a unique name for the Oktoberfest beer that will be tapped and served on opening day of the 2018 Texas Renaissance Festival. (It is important to understand that the style of beer has already chosen and only the name is being picked.)


Patrons can submit possible names for the Märzen-Oktoberfest beer which will be tapped on opening weekend during Oktoberfest.  The top five names are selected by the brewery staff and then patrons are allowed to vote on the winner.  The beer name with the most votes is the winner and the patron who submitted the name is crowned The Brew King or Queen for the season and will assist with the tapping on opening day.

Contest rules:

  • All name submissions must be G or PG (No fowl or obscene language.)
  • Cannot be a registered or trademarked name.
  • Winner cannot be an employee or family member of TRF, Deep South Barrels or Brigadoon Brewery.
  • Cannot be previous Brew King or Queen winner.
  • The beer name cannot be a previous winner.

Beer Information:
The beer brewed by Brigadoon Brewery 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.