Paulaner's First-Ever Sampler Party Pack Hits Store Shelves at the End of July

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    LITTLETON, CO (July 2013) – Paulaner is bringing you a lot to celebrate this summer with the first ever Limited Edition Okotberfest Variety Pack. Starting at the end of July the
    15-bottle sampler pack will be on the shelves nationwide, giving beer lovers an early taste of Okotberfest.

    This is the first year Paulaner has ever released a party pack in celebration of Okotberfest. The 15 bottles include three Paulaner brews: Oktoberfest Wiesn, Oktoberfest Märzen, and Hefe-Weizen-Natural Wheat.

    “These party packs will get Oktoberfest celebrations started off right with an eclectic group of traditional Bavarian brews,” said Catherine Parenteau, the U.S. brand manager for Paulaner.

    The three beer choices in the sampler pack will have you feeling like you’re drinking brews at the event grounds in Munich. The Oktoberfest Wiesn is a golden-lager that was first brewed and sold exclusively at the Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest Märzen is a golden, bottom-fermented, Bavarian beer with a mildly bitter taste that is also a specialty beer for fall celebrations in Munich. The Hefe-Weizen is a wheat, unfiltered beer that is naturally cloudy and refreshing, providing the perfect beer for the warm summer months.

    With the help of the Paulaner line-up you will feel immersed in German tradition and ready to participate in Okotberfest festivities for the rest of the summer, whether or not your plans lead you to Munich this fall.

    Paulaner HP USA, purveyor of the world’s finest beers, is headquartered in Littleton, Colo., and imports Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Fuller’s, O’Hara’s Irish Stout, Fruli, Birra Dolomiti and Dixie beers, Vigna Dogarina and Cavallina wines, and Fuchen herbal liqueur. This list of fine imports is now available throughout the United States at upscale, on-premise establishments.

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  2. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I'm in!

    If I can find one... Paulaner distribution is sort of lacking in my area.
  3. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I mean that's great and all, but I want 12pks of these liter cans, please

  4. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    As I posted in the Paulaner Wiesn in June thread, according to this:, the brewery has already sold out of it. I wonder how many of these were produced. Regardless, they've all been snapped up by distributors so I'm hoping I'll be able to find it as well.
  5. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I have to dig around and find out who my local Paulaner distro is...
  6. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 New York

    Hope to get my hands on some of this
  7. Chaz

    Chaz Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    12-packs? Interesting. The "six-packs" were making for excellent doorstops at some of the local retailers in my range for quite some time after the initial rush (by lager-lovin' "BA" sorts) to snap 'em up. :cool:
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    RBCORCORAN May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    sounds good to me.
  9. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'll be the negative guy - I wish they included the helles or (finally) introduced their bottled dunkel to the US instead ;)
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  10. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Did not see them here, I wish! We had the combo can/glass packs, but no multiples.
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  11. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Buy the sampler, drink the wheat, save the Oktoberfest for two months. I am a man with a plan and a beer fridge!!!
  12. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Me too but I will take what I can get. Hopefully they see fit to bring it all to the 16.9 oz bottles.
  13. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'll never quite get the lack of love for dunkels over here. Most people seem to really enjoy the Ayinger one. While that's definitely one of the best (if not the best) examples - even the mainstream ones taste somewhat similar when they're in dark bottles and served within a couple months. With Paulaner and H-P's freshness dating and dark bottles, I think they'd do great.
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  14. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I've seen HB Dunkel at a couple spots recently and may pick some up soon to quench a thirst -- despite the green bottles and somewhat extravagant price tag.

    In the meantime, I have a ping into Paulaner to find out whose cage I need to rattle about finding Paulaner products around me.
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  15. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Yeah, the HB is my go-to for imports While I pretty much never buy cases of anything (just this and GD Rumble), that's one of those items I will just to ensure that it hasn't been lightstruck and because the cases are dated.
  16. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    I love dunkels! ;)

    I am lucky enough to have access to H-P's Alt Munich Dark in kegs here in the Twin Cities.
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  17. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'm happy to see Paulaner Oktoberfest lineup hitting the stores, but, of that list, I would almost rather see more HP and Fuller's. I asked some locals what's going on with Germans and what I got was that they are getting good deals on Warsteiner, so that's what we're going to see this summer. Ugh. Given that Warsteiner cost as much per 12 as most competitors right now (SamA, Cisco, SN, Harpoon, Bass, etc.) and are carrying a $4 rebate until the end of the year (or $8 on 24), it seems to be very aggressively pushed this year. So I'm a bit skeptical about seeing more Germans in stores with any kind of regularity.
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  18. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I really didn't want to "like" this post because, really, I hate you. :D
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  19. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Glad you pointed that out because I see Fullers at a few places where I don't see Paulaner or Hacker Pschorr -- gives me a clue as to who I might talk with.
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  20. Heidelberg7

    Heidelberg7 Sep 13, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Sounds good will have get some and compare to the original in Munich
    This yr will be my 17th straight Oktoberfest
  21. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Sorry to dig this up from the depths, but has anyone seen this anywhere yet?
  22. godlessape

    godlessape Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Can't wait to get my hands on one. Had my first Paulaner Oktoberfest last weekend and enjoyed the hell out of it.
  23. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I haven't seen this either, was it ever released?
  24. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Nope. Looked everywhere. Found some sixpacks of the Amber Märzen, but nothing else.
  25. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Same here. Some regular 12s, dated Octo 6s and that's it.
  26. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    It is true that some of these lovely German brews get lost in the mix and sit around for a while. The good news is that no one bitches about 6 month old excellent German lager, while many very good high-hopped IPAs, etc. sit around and folks bitch like hell at dates past three months. What is wrong with your premise?
  27. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I love the Octoberfest Weizen
  28. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    From Erdinger?
  29. braugon

    braugon Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    this is a great idea i will probably get this, although the marzen kinda tastes like rolaids to me, i prefer hacker, weihenstephaner and ayinger fests
  30. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Tried the weisn ont tap last night and it was awesome
  31. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Has anyone actually seen or purchased this anywhere?
  32. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I still haven't seen this and I work 10 minutes from the distributor.
  33. bushhead

    bushhead May 6, 2006 Colorado

    Picked one up at Lukas this past Saturday. They seemed to have a pretty good supply. The Wiesn is delicious.
  34. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Go figure - that's my main store, too. Guess I didn't look hard enough :p
  35. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    I found and picked one up today! I guess I wasn't looking in the right spots. :)
  36. Alexmc2

    Alexmc2 Jul 29, 2006 Oregon

    I work for a distributor and we don't have it yet. Not sure it'll make its way to NH :(
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