Announcing the beers of Spokane Oktoberfest

The Washington Beer Commission has just release the list of beers that will be on tap at this year’s Spokane Oktoberfest. We share them below.

The event, now in its second year, takes place at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th. By all accounts last year’s event was a smashing success and this year’s event will build off of those successes. For complete details about the event, visit the official website at www.washingtonbeer.com/oktoberfest

Here is the list of beers that will be poured at this year’s festival:

C.I Shenanigans
1) Oktoroboto
Malty, slightly sweet,nutty aroma, dark copper colored , moderate hopping, weighing in at about 6% abv.
2) Total Disorder Porter
Dark, chocolate notes along with toffee, nice body, easy drinkin. This one is 5%abv.


Diamond Knot Brewery
1) IPA
Copper-colored with a malty character up front.  Intensely bitter with hints of grapefruit and cedar imparted by heavy-handed additions of Galena and Columbus hops. 6.2% ABV
2) Vienna
Our answer to Oktoberfest!  Reddish amber in color, this ale has a bright, crisp flavor with a complex malty body.  Domestic Hallertauer hops lend a slightly spicy, herbal finish  5.8% ABV

Elysian Brewing Company
1) Dragonstooth Stout
The name is referential to the founders of Thebes, warriors who sprang from the earth when the teeth of a slain dragon were sown by Cadmus. Made with 10% rolled oats, roasted barley, Crystal, Munich and chocolate malts. Bittered with Magnum, finished with Cascade and Centennial hops. Starting gravity 20° Plato (1.080), alcohol 6.2% by weight, 7.45% by volume. 60 IBU.
2) Bifrost Winter Ale
Named for the mythical bridge connecting the mortal world to the heavens. Brewed with pale malt and small amounts of Munich and Crystal malts. Bittered with Simcoe and finished with Amarillo, East Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings hops. Starting gravity 7.6% by volume. 58 IBU
3) Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel. Made with Pale, Munich and Crystal malts, green and roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum hops. Spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Starting gravity 14.9°Plato (1.060) alcohol 4.6% by weight, 5.9% by volume. 18 IBU

Fremont Brewing Company
1) Universale Pale Ale
Universale offers a distinctive Northwest twist on the classic pale ale, using a select blend of pale roasted malt and Old World malts balanced with classic Northwest hops to achieve a heavenly beer of rich malt flavor and hop spice. This is beer. Enjoy.
Down and Dirty: 2-row barley, crystal malt, melanoidin, aromatic malt, Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops. ABV: 5.6%
2) Interurban India Pale Ale
Named after Fremont’s most famous outdoor sculpture, Interurban offers the adventurous beer lover a warm embrace of roasted pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of flavor malts and filled with the rich spice of Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops. Interurban is a session beer, eminently drinkable throughout the year. Down and Dirty: 2-row barley, crystal malt, munich malt, aromatic malt, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo hops.
ABV: 6.2%
3) Wandering Wheat
Wandering Wheat is an invigorating unfiltered ale with a sweet, bready taste, subdued hoppiness and trademark cloudy appearance. Try Wandering Wheat with an orange slice for a unique twist…Because Beer Matters.
Down and Dirty: Wheat, 2-row barley, Belgian Aromatic, Flaked Wheat & Sterling Hops with Fremont House Yeast. ABV: 4.5%
4) Harvest Ale
Harvest Ale is our offering for this time between here and there, a Fall beer with fruit and bread aromas and white wine notes reminiscent of apricots and apple. Harvest Ale finishes dry and crisp. Fall into a Harvest Ale today, you won’t be disappointed. Unfettered by spices.
Down & Dirty: Two-row barley, white wheat, Citra hops.
ABV: 6.5%

Georgetown Brewing Co
1) Manny’s Pale Ale
A careful selection of Northwest hops, premium barley, and our unique yeast give this ale a rich and complex malty middle with a snappy hop finish. It’s truly a micro that finishes crisp, clean, and smooth. 5.2% ABV
2) Tomtoberfest
Tomtoberfest:  Oktoberfest-style amber lager brewed with 2-row Pilsner, Munich, Caramel and Black Malt. Imported Hallertau Hersbrucker hops and Bavarian lager yeast combine to make this Georgetown brew as German-like as possible. Nutty and malty with a dry, clean finish. ABV 6.3% Designed and brewed by Tomtober Wearly.ABV 6.3%

Golden Hills Brewing Co.
Airway Heights
1) Clem’s Gold
A full bodied gold lager. Clem’s has an Octoberfest-like malt character with a finish drier than most pilsners. ABV of 5.0% and 21 IBU’s.
2) Lizzy’s Lager
A red lager. Vienna-like malt character and a crisp dry finish. 5.3% ABV and 35 IBU’s.
3) Ben’s Brown
A dark lager with a complex malt character. 4.5% ABV and 20 IBU’s. A very mild drinkable dark beer.
4) Em’s Easy
A lighter version of Clem’s. Marzen-like malt character and a dry finish. 4.0% ABV and 16 IBU’s.

Hale’s Ales Brewery
1) Hale’s Supergoose IPA
Aggressively dry hopped and rich in hop flavor and aroma, Hale’s Supergoose IPA is nonetheless deliciously well balanced and drinkable.  If you love IPA you gotta try Hale’s Supergoose IPA.
2) O’Briens Harvest Ale
Always a showcase for the newest crop of harvested Yakima Valley Hops, Harvest Ale is a full-bodied ale, with a firm and complex malt backbone.  An Autumn Classic since 1986 and a GABF Silver Medal Winner.

Iron Horse Brewery
1) Quilter’s Irish Death
Dark Smooth Ale (7.8%)
Dark Sweet Smooth
2) 509 Style Ale
Local Session Ale (5.0%)
3) IPA
India Pale Ale (6.0%)

Laht Neppur Brewing Co.
1) Waitsburg Winter Warmer
A complexed spiced seasonal warmer to celebrate the end of summer and welcome in autumn. Hints of cinnamon, clove, and honey, balanced with a warming 8% abv and a spicy blend of four hop varieties, make this an ale to remember.
2) Peach Hefeweizen
A strong wheat backbone leaves no mistaking this as a true American hefeweizen. The subtle peach flavoring lingers to a smooth refreshing finish making this 5.5% abv beer the perfect final salute to summer.

Mac & Jacks Brewery
1) Cascadian Dark Ale
Mac and Jack’s Cascadian Dark Ale – Pale & dark roasted malts join together with generous portions of Yakima Valley hops in this unique new style of beer that was born in the Northwest. All the rich malty goodness you would expect from dark ale is accented by the hop kick.
2) C U Lator Barleywine
In the tradition of strong beers such as Salvator, Optimator, and Celebrator, Mac &Jack’s Brewery is proud to release C-U LaterBarley wine. C-U Lator is full bodied, mahogany colored, bittersweet and full of hop flavor. It has complex malt character, complemented by hop aroma, and bitterness, that brings it all into balance. It is big, strong, complex, with hints of fruit that make it a beer to savor and enjoy.

Northern Ales, Inc.
Kettle Falls
1) Whipper Schnapper
An untraditional Oktoberfest, made with ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and Cascade and Hersbrucker hops.  Light and slightly sweet, with a beautiful bronze color.
2) Gluten Free I.P.A.
Gluten Free I.P.A. We will have more info in a few days if the batch turns out right.  This will be a small keg beer (1/6th)
Made with White Sorghum and Cascade Hops.
3) Okanagan Highlander
The OKANAGAN HIGHLANDER is amber in color, a malty and full-bodied beer. The hop bitterness is very low.
ABV% 6.5

Northern Lights Brewing Co.
1) Copperfest
Copperfest (Fall Seasonal: Oktoberfest) 4.5% abv
Made in an Oktoberfest style this beer utilizes both Munich and pilsner malts. With a light splash of cluster hops this beer focuses on a nutty, malty flavor. The result is a beer with a true German beer flavor, very approachable and big time drinkability with a crisp and clean finish. Available: September-November
2) Chocolate Dunkel
Chocolate Dunkel(German Style Dark Ale) 6.5% abv
The Chocolate Dunkel is brewed with generous amounts of Crystal, Munich, and Chocolate malt to create a rich and malty beer that has been a longtime staple at the brewery. Not true to any single style of beer, this ale is similar to American brown porters, old ales of England, and dark lagers of Germany.  This ale shows an aroma and taste fig, caramel, toffee, and milk chocolate. The dunkel finishes slightly sweet, with hints of roasted barley.
3) IPA
IPA (Northwest Style India Pale Ale) 7.0% abv
This big, bold, and copper colored ale showcases a big sweet malt body contrasted against a substantial hop presence that is evident from your first smell of this beer.  Five kettle additions of hops (using Cluster, Palisade, and Cascade) and significant dry-hopping with Warrior hops give this beer plenty of hop aroma and flavor.
4) Crystal Bitter
Crystal Bitter (ESB/American Amber Hybrid Ale) 5.5% abv
This hybrid ale has elements of English, German, and American brewing techniques and ingredients. It was also the first beer brewed by Northern Lights Brewery. This ale shows a burgundy color from generous portions of Crystal malts, and Munich malt that are balanced with Palisade and Cascade hops. A complex aroma of hops and malt continues on the palate and combines with an assertive bitterness for a beer with a multi-dimensional taste.

Palouse Falls Brewing Co
1) Midnight Wheat
A delightful Dunkel Weizen Ale using a combination of Wheat, Vienna and Munich malts with the right balance of Chinook hops for an exceptional fall season beer.  ABV 5%
2) Crimson Pride
A complex full flavored American Red/Amber Ale with a brilliant crimson color complimented with exotic herbal aromas and a solid hoppy bitterness.  ABV 5.5%
3) Spring Thaw
A robust Golden Ale with a spring sweetness that lingers to the finish due to the trace of unfermentable sugars balanced with generous hop flavors for a full bittersweet taste experience.

Paradise Creek Brewery
1) Oktopuss
A traditional Oktoberfest style beer that has been lagering since spring. This beautiful copper colored complex malty beer gives subtle flavors of brown sugar on the sides of the tongue which are nicely balanced with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Drinking more than one is recommended. 5.6 ABV.
2) Vienna
Our amber colored Vienna style lager highlights the flavors of some of the best biscuit malts available to the craft brewer. The initial delicate malty sweetness finishes remarkably dry leaving the pallet yearning for another sip. At 5% ABV this could be an all afternoon delight.
3) Dirty Blonde
Our hugely successful blonde ale isn’t short on flavor yet goes down remarkably easy. This session beer will prove to you that blondes do have more fun.
6.1% ABV will make you feel dirty too after a few!

Pike Brewing Company
1) Pike Kilt Lifter, Scotch Style Ale
MALT VARIETIES: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils Peated Scottish HOP VARIETIES: Magnum, Goldings
YEAST: English ale
FLAVOR PROFILE: Layers of rich malt with a subtle smokiness. A little like single malt.

2)Brewer’s Choice

Redhook Brewery
1) Dunkelweizen
Redhook’s Dunkelweizen is a dark amber color with the traditional yeast characteristics of clove and banana. The roasted malt adds a rich complexity to this Teutonic inspired brew. ABV 6%
2) Winterhook Winter Ale
Regardless of whether you spend your winter months on the slopes, shoveling your driveway or just hiding out,Redhook Winterhook Ale is a great way to chase off the winter chill. This year will be our 27th consecutive releaseof Winterhook.

Riverport Brewing Co.
1) Schnauzen Honker
Oktoberfest style beer.  Inspired by the wonderful ‘fest’ beers brewed in the old country, this malty treat is sure to please on a cool fall day. ABV 4.7 IBU 26
2) Bullseye P.A.
India Pale Ale.  Hops seem to go well any time of year.  More hops is even better.  Dry hopping just sounds like fun…..ABV 5.7IBU 80ish

Roslyn Brewing Company
1) Roslyn Dark Lager
A smooth dark lager.  This is our original brew and our flagship brand.  It is a mild dark beer with a distinct character.  Don’t let the color fool you though; it goes down lighter than it looks. 4.0% ABV
2) Brookside Pale Lager
A pale lager beer, made without the darker malts that we use in Roslyn Beer.  It is hopped primarily with Yakima Hallertau hops.  It is named for a neighborhood in Roslyn.  4.5% ABV

Sound Brewery
1) Sound Dunkelweizen
A dry, bready, nut brown wheat ale made with dark German malt, wheat malt, and a subtle Bavarian yeast. 2 NABA Bronze medals
2) Bevrijder
Crafted with British malt, Belgian yeast, and American hops, Bevrijder( translates as Liberator) is dry yet malty with a beautiful balance of malt, hop bitterness, and spicy Belgian character.
3) Tripel Entendre
Complexity and balance from a simple recipe of the finest ingredients obtainable.  Clear and light in color, this strong Belgian ale drinks smooth and easy, but has the complexity to complement the finest meals or to savor alone at the end of the evening.
4) O’Regans Revenge
Made from the finest floor malted Maris Otter and hopped with East Kent Goldings, O’Regans Revenge drinks easy and is rich, balanced, dry, and satisfying.  NABA Gold and Silver Medal Winner and Silver Medal Winner at IBA

Two Beers Brewing Co.
1) Fresh Hop 2011
Straight from the fields of Yakima arrive hops every Fall.  We throw them in our beer only hours after harvest and make this amazingly crisp IPA style beer. 6.2%abv
2) Pumpkin Spice
Copper in color with nutmeg, pumpkins, cinnamon, and a little orange. 5.2%abv

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
1)Pale Ale
Yakima Craft Brewing Co.’s Pale Ale features a clean finish and a low-hop bite. A light and very refreshing ale made for long-time or first-time craft beer drinkers.
ABV: 5.0%
Calc. IBU: 35.5
OG (Plato): 1.050 (12.39)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 8.9

2) Vern IPA
Yakima Craft Brewing Co.’s Vern is our take on the classic Pacific Northwest IPA. Lots of hop and a lighter body make this city boy shine.
ABV: 5.67%
Calc. IBU: 125.9
OG (Plato): 1.056 (13.76)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 4.4