Missing Links' Fall Fest Ale

Fermentation is a temperature dependent process, and before temperature controlled fermenters like you see in our brewing room were invented, beer could only be brewed in certain months.  The Marzen, for instance, originated in Germany and was brewed in March.  The beer was stored all summer long.  In late September, when autumn started and brewing could start again, the remaining beer in storage was served for Oktoberfest.

Missing Links’ Fall Fest Ale is an ale version of a German Marzen, which balances the sweetness from the malt with the spicy notes from the Liberty and Tettnang hops. The end result is an easy drinking ale with a somewhat dry finish that is suited for any celebration.

Resources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4rzen
  3. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/style/29/
  4. https://www.craftbeer.com/styles/german-style-marzen-oktoberfest