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10 Brooklyn-Brewed Beers To Try During Oktoberfest
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10 Brooklyn-Brewed Beers To Try During Oktoberfest

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Updated: 28 November 2016
Although the official dates for this world-renowned German food and drink fest have passed, who says you can’t celebrate Oktoberfest indefinitely? Here is our ultimate guide to 10 outstanding local beers, all brewed in New York City’s own Brooklyn.
Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery
Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin

Coming straight out of Brooklyn Brewery, the Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin has the perfect balance of pumpkin flavors and the lightweight airiness of ale, making it a must-try for the season. It’s available until November.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

From the smell of it, you can tell that this lager is going to be an interesting one. Full of malty fragrance, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is rich in flavor yet light and airy. It has a flash of bitterness but no weird or lingering aftertaste, making it a super enjoyable experience. Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, it is available until the end of October.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%

Oktoberfest | Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery
Oktoberfest | Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

Freaktoberfest

What do you do when you can’t decide whether you want coffee or beer? You combine them! That is the exact approach taken by Coney Island Brewing Co with Freaktoberfest. This seasonal ale has your typical signature fall flavor, pumpkin. However, the freakiness comes in with the addition of espresso beans that pack a mega punch. It’s available until November.

Alcohol by Volume: 6.2%

Brooklyn Blast

This IPA (India Pale Ale) beer is full of citrusy flavor that is refreshing and light, with just a hint of bitterness that adds the ‘blast’ of flavor that its name, Brooklyn Blast, promises. Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, it’s available year-round.

Alcohol by Volume: 8.4%

Brooklyn Lager

Another product of Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Lager is highlighted with citrus flavor and just a slight bitter zing that enhances its rich and refreshing flavor. It is available year-round.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%

Image Courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery
Image Courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery

Sixpoint Sweet Action

As the name suggests, this ale has a sweet, enticing fragrance followed by a sensationally smooth finish. Sweet Action is brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is available year-round.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%

Grimm Pulse Waves

Grimm Artisanal Ales is a fairly new and small-scale brewery that has been establishing its place on the craft beer scene, winning the 2015 Great American Beer Festival award for Best Imperial Stout for their Double Negative. Now, they bring us Grimm Pulse Wave, a double IPA strongly scented with tropical fruits and a full-bodied taste of orangey citrus flavor chased by a bold bitterness that is made to last.

Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%

Nut Brown | Image Courtesy of Kelso Beer Co.
Nut Brown | Image Courtesy of Kelso Beer Co.

Kelso IPA

Brewed by Kelso of Brooklyn, Kelso IPA offers an earthy, bitter flavor accompanied by a citrusy aroma. This brew is available year-round.

Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%

Kelso Nut Brown

This dark lager, also brewed by Kelso of Brooklyn, is bold and full of dense malt flavor. Made with English, German, and American hops, the finish is strong yet soft in the Kelso Nut Brown. It’s available year-round.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.75%

Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner

An airy and stimulating finish in Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner follows sweet, tropical, and fruity scents. Brewed by Coney Island Brewing Co, this is one of their signature beers and, thankfully, is available year-round.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%