5 Oktoberfest Recipes to Brew at Home

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Dust of those 1 liter beer steins and get ready for Oktoberfest!

In celebration of the centuries-old beer celebration in Munich, we’ve compiled 5 tried-and-true Oktoberfest recipes to showcase the array of options when it comes to this world-famous style.

There’s never a bad time to make an Oktoberfest, so let’s brew!

1. Chris & Ryan’s Oktoberfest

California-based homebrewers Chris Bozzo and Ryan Reid took home the gold for this Oktoberfest recipe in the 2018 National Homebrew Competition, the biggest armature beer competition in the world!

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2. Jekyll Brewing Seven Bridges Oktoberfest

Send in the clone! This recipe is a scaled-down version of Seven Bridges Oktoberfest from Georgia’s Jekyll Brewing. Expect malty sweetness with the perfect balance of German Tettnang hops.

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3. Klang Freudenfest Oktoberfest

How to Brew author John Palmer sums up his Klang Freudenfest Oktoberfest recipe with one simple thought: “If you plan to polka for 12 hours straight, than this is your beer.”

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4. Pickelhaube Festbier

As with all beer festivals, Oktoberfest is a marathon not a sprint! Pickelhaube Festbier, based off of a classic Paulaner recipe, strikes balance between great taste while being less filling.

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5. Munich Madness

Originally published in his book Brewing Classic Styles, Jamil Zainasheff shares the recipe for his award-winning Oktoberfest recipe. Expect a bold hop flavor up front with a nice, dry finish complimented by the hops.

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Find more beer recipes in the AHA Recipe Library.