Bottlecraft Loves Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen!
Here's why North Park's Gene Fielden recommends it:
"I have tasted dozens of Märzens over the years, both in the the USA as well as Germany, and Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen remains my absolute favorite. In fact, there is no beer that I more look forward to every year as autumn approaches. The brewery is located in the eponymous village of Aying, directly south of Munich. Due to the rules of the official Oktoberfest in the Bavarian capital, Ayinger is excluded from official representation in the famed beer-tents, which is a shame. The beer itself is a coppery, goldenrod hue and completely clear. Bready barley-malts, light caramel and a whiff of chestnuts appear on the aroma. The bottom-fermenting lager yeast, as well as lagering process itself, make for an astonishingly bright finish, crisp and clean.
I will be pouring this beer at our ticketed Oktoberfest beer & cheese event on Tuesday the 3rd with Venissimo Cheese Shop. I encourage you to come by and try it for yourself!