oktoberfest!
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Spaten octoberfest, my favorite.

    What's yours?
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  • scoobscoob
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    Spaten is damned good, But I also like the hacker pschorr fest bier, it's just gotta be draft, the bottled stuff is hit or miss
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  • C_BC_B
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    Great Lakes Oktoberfest blew me away last time I had it. But I was really thirsty and haven't had a ton of O-fest's to compare to. I need to try to find Spaten...
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Spaten is good ... Paulaner is good ... Flying Dog is good .... kind of partial to mine too...
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Always wanted to try Aiyinger. ... pardon the spelling ...
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  • C_BC_B
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    ceannt said:

    Spaten is good ... Paulaner is good ... Flying Dog is good .... kind of partial to mine too...


    Got a Sixer of that. Now it's gone because of the birthday party. And I didn't get but a sip.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    still can't find the dogtoberfest. nowhere i go has it. :((
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Always wanted to try Aiyinger. ... pardon the spelling ...



    i've only ever seen it in single, 16 oz bottles. but it's a good one.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    still can't find the dogtoberfest. nowhere i go has it. :((



    It's at the grocery store I go to ........
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  • scoobscoob
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    Mine too
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  • scoobscoob
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    Anyone try the bells Oktoberfest? How is it this year?
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  • scoobscoob
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    The bells is a tough one to find out here
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    azscoob said:

    Anyone try the bells Oktoberfest? How is it this year?



    i had it last year and didn't think much of it.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    not bad, just not as good as any of the imported ones that i enjoy.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    The few offerings I have had from Bells didn't impress me all that much ...
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Not bad .... just not great
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  • ThymThym
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    Spaten octoberfest, my favorite.

    What's yours?



    i had me some spaten o'fest on the cruise home sunday. yummy. great boating beer.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Tried Sam Adams o-fest, meh overall, not cherry wheat bad but just middle of the road one dimensional
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  • scoobscoob
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    Honestly, I would have rather spent the money on Molsen Canadian, at least it is what it is advertised as.
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  • ThymThym
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    azscoob said:

    Honestly, I would have rather spent the money on Molsen Canadian, at least it is what it is advertised as.



    Molsen Ice is better....
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    azscoob said:

    Tried Sam Adams o-fest, meh overall, not cherry wheat bad but just middle of the road one dimensional



    yep.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    The few offerings I have had from Bells didn't impress me all that much ...



    the only thing i really like from bell's (having not tried the $18/sixer stouts) are two hearted and oarsman ale. the rest are lame.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Found Spaten. Is yummy.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    has anyone had red hoptober from new belgium? should i bother? that brewery is very meh.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I've had the Redhoptober. It's okay. I think most beers are worth trying. I thought it was going to be a Marzen style, but it is not, it's a bit hoppy. I don't think it fits a style.
  • ThymThym
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    has anyone had red hoptober from new belgium? should i bother? that brewery is very meh.



    Benvarine said:

    I've had the Redhoptober. It's okay. I think most beers are worth trying. I thought it was going to be a Marzen style, but it is not, it's a bit hoppy. I don't think it fits a style.



    Yeah, it doesn't really fit into the normal octoberfest fare. Its basically a fairly malty red that is hopped like an ipa. I thought it was pretty good, but I wasn't looking for a marzen.

    scoob
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    has anyone had red hoptober from new belgium? should i bother? that brewery is very meh.



    Benvarine said:

    I've had the Redhoptober. It's okay. I think most beers are worth trying. I thought it was going to be a Marzen style, but it is not, it's a bit hoppy. I don't think it fits a style.



    Yeah, it doesn't really fit into the normal octoberfest fare. Its basically a fairly malty red that is hopped like an ipa. I thought it was pretty good, but I wasn't looking for a marzen.


    We brewed a double red for beer week, it was a big malty red that was hopped like an IPA, I have a simple recipe I threw together for the event, I rather enjoyed it, as did friends. Perhaps I should post that recipe.

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  • C_BC_B
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    Great Lakes ofest. Best. I don't know why I like it so much, but it is my fav of the ones I've had.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Benvarine said:

    I've had the Redhoptober. It's okay. I think most beers are worth trying. I thought it was going to be a Marzen style, but it is not, it's a bit hoppy. I don't think it fits a style.



    so it's an american amber? lame.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    although i do like those.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    CB said:

    Great Lakes ofest. Best. I don't know why I like it so much, but it is my fav of the ones I've had.



    i like their dortmunder too.
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    CB said:

    Great Lakes ofest. Best. I don't know why I like it so much, but it is my fav of the ones I've had.



    i like their dortmunder too.

    Haven't had that one in a while. I recall liking it though...
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Had Summit Oktoberfest, great stuff. Very smooth. Just ordered a keg for our party this weekend.
  • jlwjlw
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    azscoob said:

    Tried Sam Adams o-fest, meh overall, not cherry wheat bad but just middle of the road one dimensional



    I find myself saying this more and more about SA
  • jlwjlw
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    I like Hacker-Pschorr a lot and Paulaner and Dogtoberfest
  • C_BC_B
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    jlw said:

    I like Hacker-Pschorr a lot and Paulaner and Dogtoberfest


    Dogtoberfest is delicious.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    CB said:

    Found Spaten. Is yummy.



    Me too very nice.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    To resurrect and derail this thread, octoberfest is right around the corner. Any of you hbf-ers throwin an o-fest party. If so, what's on tap? and more importantly, do you live within road trip distance? :D
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  • C_BC_B
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    No and no.

    But to the OP, I still prefer Great Lake's O'fest over anything else.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    C_B said:

    No and no.

    But to the OP, I still prefer Great Lake's O'fest over anything else.



    i still haven't tried that one. hopefully it'll start appearing round here soon.
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  • scoobscoob
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    To resurrect and derail this thread, octoberfest is right around the corner. Any of you hbf-ers throwin an o-fest party. If so, what's on tap? and more importantly, do you live within road trip distance? :D



    I am planning on attending an Oktoberfest affair of some sort, gotta figure out where one is going on out here..... And road trip distance? I could be there in no time!!!
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    C_B said:

    No and no.

    But to the OP, I still prefer Great Lake's O'fest over anything else.



    i still haven't tried that one. hopefully it'll start appearing round here soon.

    This.....

    So far all I've seen was lienies, and Sam Adams.....

    But I haven't hit a bottle shop in a while.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Sam Adams is in the stores here ..... meh

    Waiting on Dogtoberfest to show up ...
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  • ceanntceannt
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    ... cause every day at my house is octoberfest
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Sam Adams is in the stores here ..... meh

    Waiting on Dogtoberfest to show up ...



    that one never shows up here!!!!! X(

    every other style from that brewery, but not that one beer.
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  • C_BC_B
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    ceannt said:

    Sam Adams is in the stores here ..... meh

    Waiting on Dogtoberfest to show up ...



    that one never shows up here!!!!! X(

    every other style from that brewery, but not that one beer.

    Jerks.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    ceannt said:

    Sam Adams is in the stores here ..... meh

    Waiting on Dogtoberfest to show up ...



    that one never shows up here!!!!! X(

    every other style from that brewery, but not that one beer.


    That stinks .... its one of their best offerings
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  • ceanntceannt
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    My son used to get all excited about sam Adams ... then I poured him a pint of dogs ..... he said ... yeah ... sam adams sucks don't it .... I just smiled
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    We are hosting our second annual Grossman Oktoberfest. . I brewed an Octoberfest and a Helles so far. Still to brew a Kolsh and heffeweizen. All are welcome in the greater StL area. German attire is encouraged. I bought a new set of Lederhosen this year and my wife and girls all wear dirndls. We chug from a glass boot, will have some stein hoisting games, deer brats, pumpkin painting. Promises to be a great fest again. So.... after a few steins and a boot of beer, I hope my Octoberfest is my favorite, but this is my first lager, so I'm hoping for the best. Prost!
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Benvarine said:

    We are hosting our second annual Grossman Oktoberfest. . I brewed an Octoberfest and a Helles so far. Still to brew a Kolsh and heffeweizen. All are welcome in the greater StL area. German attire is encouraged. I bought a new set of Lederhosen this year and my wife and girls all wear dirndls. We chug from a glass boot, will have some stein hoisting games, deer brats, pumpkin painting. Promises to be a great fest again. So.... after a few steins and a boot of beer, I hope my Octoberfest is my favorite, but this is my first lager, so I'm hoping for the best. Prost!



    sounds great. i was thinking of hosting one, but it's a bit late to start brewing for it.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    suppose i could do a quick hefe and maybe a helles.

    scoob
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  • scoobscoob
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    suppose i could do a quick hefe and maybe a helles.



    Oktoberfest ale maybe?

    And when should I show up? :D
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    suppose i could do a quick hefe and maybe a helles.



    Oktoberfest ale maybe?

    And when should I show up? :D


    suppose i could. i should do my vienna lager again. folks seem to dig it.

    and show up at 5 am, screaming like a lunatic. my wife likes surprises. :D
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I've seen a recipe for Oktoberfest ale. I thought about it last year but never brewed. I might try it sometime to see.
  • scoobscoob
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    scoob said:

    suppose i could do a quick hefe and maybe a helles.



    Oktoberfest ale maybe?

    And when should I show up? :D


    suppose i could. i should do my vienna lager again. folks seem to dig it.

    and show up at 5 am, screaming like a lunatic. my wife likes surprises. :D


    Roger that!
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Benvarine said:

    I've seen a recipe for Oktoberfest ale. I thought about it last year but never brewed. I might try it sometime to see.


    Easy .... use any o-fest grain bill you like ... two ways of going with yeast ... either something clean like S-05 ... or .... use an Alt yeast like K-97
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I want to do an o-fest with that new belle saison yeast ..... bet it would be really good ... and about as far from a proper o-fest as you can get ....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I like them with no pilsner malt ... bout 70% Vienna malt the rest munich with just a tad of caramunich
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Really gives you that orange color .... hops ... perle or magnum for bittering ... light on late additions with just about any noble hop ... I am fond of Spalt
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    I like them with no pilsner malt ... bout 70% Vienna malt the rest munich with just a tad of caramunich



    this is correct.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Really gives you that orange color .... hops ... perle or magnum for bittering ... light on late additions with just about any noble hop ... I am fond of Spalt



    i like magnum at 60, then mittlefrau or hersbruker late.
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  • scoobscoob
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    here was my o fest ale recipe thread, my friend in AZ actually brewed it and it turned out pretty damn good!

    http://homebrewforums.net/discussion/528/scoob039s-oktoberfest-ale#Item_20
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  • ceanntceannt
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    ceannt said:

    Really gives you that orange color .... hops ... perle or magnum for bittering ... light on late additions with just about any noble hop ... I am fond of Spalt



    i like magnum at 60, then mittlefrau or hersbruker late.


    don't talk about your wife like that.....
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    ceannt said:

    Really gives you that orange color .... hops ... perle or magnum for bittering ... light on late additions with just about any noble hop ... I am fond of Spalt



    i like magnum at 60, then mittlefrau or hersbruker late.


    don't talk about your wife like that.....


    he wasnt talking about HIS wife.......
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  • ThymThym
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    Benvarine said:

    We are hosting our second annual Grossman Oktoberfest. . I brewed an Octoberfest and a Helles so far. Still to brew a Kolsh and heffeweizen. All are welcome in the greater StL area. German attire is encouraged. I bought a new set of Lederhosen this year and my wife and girls all wear dirndls. We chug from a glass boot, will have some stein hoisting games, deer brats, pumpkin painting. Promises to be a great fest again. So.... after a few steins and a boot of beer, I hope my Octoberfest is my favorite, but this is my first lager, so I'm hoping for the best. Prost!



    this sounds awesome. I wish i was in the area.
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  • ThymThym
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    @benvarine you should really post some pics of this party.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Lakewood said:

    @benvarine you should really post some pics of this party.



    This!!!!
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i just tried revelution's octoberfest: it's pretty good! not the best out there, but still a solid example of the style.

    http://revbrew.com/beer/detail/oktoberfest-revolution
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Not too many pics. But here a few
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    Stein hoist Frauline heat.
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    Junior heat.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    das boot!
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  • C_BC_B
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    das boot!



    Yay!!!.
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  • ThymThym
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    ben, that looks like a great time.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Looks like you got a little sideways. :D
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    C_B said:

    Looks like you got a little sideways. :D



    Maybe, I don't recall. =P~