Popular seasonal ale returns just in time to wind down summer, gear up for autumn and Oktoberfest celebrations

PORTLAND, Ore.  With summertime winding down, Widmer Brothers Brewing is bringing back its salute to Bavaria’s Oktoberfest. OKTO Festival Ale, available now through October, is an ideal brew to enjoy as the lingering hot days of summer give way to a slight autumn chill creeping into the air.

“We’ve been brewing OKTO Festival Ale for 26 years, and there is a reason that it’s a seasonal favorite: it’s the perfect beer for the transition from summer to fall,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing, “Inspired by the festivities and brews of Bavaria’s Oktoberfest, OKTO is an easy-drinking, full-bodied beer with distinctive flavors and a crisp, clean finish.”

OKTO Festival Ale has a sweet, malty flavor, and Alchemy and Willamette hops add mild bitterness. The brew’s subtle, floral and spicy hop tones are complemented by a mild fruity ester character, and the beer finishes crisp and clean on the palate. Considered one of the brewery’s favorite seasonal ales, OKTO Festival Ale is brewed for a short time each year and is available in limited quantities on draught and in six-packs at select retailers.

About OKTO Festival Ale
Ingredients and Profile:
Malts: Pale, Carapils, Crystal 77-L, Caramunich II
Hops: Alchemy, Willamette
Original Gravity: 13.5
Apparent Gravity: 3.75
IBU: 28
Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%
Color: 25 SRM

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