Oktoberfest beer is also known as a Marzen, a rich malty beer with a hint of hop bitterness. The beautiful copper color reflects the caramel and pilsner malt in this seasonal brew. Oktoberfest originated for the celebration of King Ludwig I wedding in 1810 and has been a Bavaria tradition ever since. The Marzen/Oktoberfest style beer which is served during the celebration is often brewed in the spring and held cold over the summer to be tapped in spectacular fashion at the beginning of Oktoberfest in Munich. Our take on the style is slightly bitter with a pale head and is served in both liter and half-liter sizes.