Lager - Festbier / Wiesnbier

Festbier is the modern day "Oktoberfestbier" that's served at the official Oktoberfest in Germany, as governed by the Munich city committee. Traditionally, the majority of the beer served was the dark, rich Märzen lagers that we've all come to love and associate with Oktoberfest, but that hasn't been the case since the 1990s. Now, it's all about Festbier, which is a bright and golden beer that's akin to an export-style (slightly stronger and maltier) Helles lager. Paulaner Brauerei is credited with creating the style back in the mid-1970s. According to many sources, their brewmaster wanted to give the people something "more poundable." Gotta love that.

Drinkers can expect Festbiers to showcase a clean, but strong malty backbone, light hop profile, and incredible drinkability.

And you might see the style referred to as Wiesnbier, Wies'n, or Wiesn. The latter is what locals in Munich call Oktoberfest, based on Theresienwiese, which is the meadow/fairgrounds where it's hosted. This is not to be confused with Weissbier, Weißbier, or Weizenbier (wheat beer).

ABV: 5.8-6.3% | IBU: 18-25 | Glassware: Mug (or Seidel, Stein)

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Weihenstephaner Festbier
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
5.801,9043.7803-20-2022
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier
Hofbräuhaus München
6.301,6983.5304-02-2022
Oktoberfest (Wiesn) Bier
Paulaner Brauerei
6.007413.8705-08-2022
Festbier
Bitburger Brauerei
6.201623.9604-22-2022
Oachkatzlschwoaf ("O-Katz")
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
5.401473.8312-03-2021
Benediktiner Oktoberfest / Festbier
Klosterbrauerei Ettal
5.801333.8605-03-2022
Oktoberfest Festbier Lager
Ninkasi Brewing Company
5.501243.6311-16-2020
Festbier
Columbus Brewing Company
5.301033.7409-20-2021
Oktoberfestbier
Augustiner-Bräu
6.30973.9910-04-2021
Hofbräu Oktoberfest
Hofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG
6.30863.3808-29-2021
Hofbräu Festbier
Hofbräuhaus München
6.30803.7611-01-2021
Gold
Private Landbrauerei Schönram
6.00733.7709-25-2021
Schnitzengiggles Festbier
New England Brewing Co.
5.80613.8711-12-2021
Festbier
Hofbrauhaus Freising
6.10593.8305-18-2022
Festbier
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
5.80583.8401-17-2022
Oktoberfest
Surly Brewing Company
6.00473.7501-29-2022
Festbier
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
5.40413.9203-01-2022
Allgäuer Büble Bier Festbier
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
5.50373.6102-08-2022
Fest Bier
Counter Weight Brewing Company
5.90313.9211-12-2021
Husaren-Trunk
Schlossbrauerei Rheder
5.30313.7404-10-2022
Das Besonbere Festbier
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
5.20283.3112-06-2020
Festbier
Dovetail Brewery
6.30284.0312-03-2021
Receptional
Utepils Brewing Co
5.90283.801-18-2022
Tucher Festbier
Brauerei Tucher Brau
5.80264.0512-24-2021
Festbier
Reuben's Brews
5.80253.7810-09-2021
Festbier
Private Landbrauerei Schönram
6.20233.8605-14-2022
Festbier
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
6.00233.8501-21-2022
Tines
Fox Farm Brewery
6.00234.0404-08-2022
Perlenbacher Festbier
Mauritius Brauerei
5.50233.102-13-2021
Festbier
Occidental Brewing Co.
6.70233.8102-26-2022
Rustle
Tree House Brewing Company
5.80204.0101-05-2022
Mönchshof Festbier
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
5.60183.6610-12-2020
Tucher Bergkirchweih Festbier
Brauerei Tucher Brau
6.00173.2211-03-2021
Oktoberfest Lager
pFriem Family Brewers
6.10174.1102-04-2022
Ohio Native Festbier
Sibling Revelry Brewing
5.40153.6211-20-2021
Festival Lager
Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Co
6.00153.8710-29-2021
Festbier
Alter Brewing Company
6.00153.6212-17-2021
Fest Beer
Union Craft Brewing Company
5.60143.9104-23-2022
Festbier
Zipline Brewing Co
6.50143.704-08-2022
Fest Bier
Chuckanut Brewery
5.00124.1710-16-2021
Festbier
Three Weavers Brewing Company
5.00123.803-01-2022
Fest Bier
Roaring Table Brewing Company
5.60124.0401-18-2022
Festy
Carton Brewing Company
5.50113.8201-08-2022
Stiegl Herbstgold
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
5.20103.7111-05-2021
Festbier
Four Quarters Brewing Co.
6.5094.0311-15-2020
Oompah
Gravely Brewing Co.
5.8083.801-13-2022
Das Fest
Revision Brewing Company
5.5083.8201-19-2022
Crosstoberfest
Crosstown Brewing Co.
6.3083.8410-13-2021
Festbier
Sons of Kent Brewing Company
5.5083.5811-03-2021
Festbier
Pipeworks Brewing Company
5.9083.8301-18-2022
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