Delicious Oktoberfest kegs are rolling in, some of these are in stock, some we have to get from the distributor so order orreserve your keg today before they are all gone, prost!
Keg pricing does not include VT tax or $30 deposit
All kegs must be paid for in cash
To view our complete keg list and policy, click here
Keg availability changes from hour to hour so call for availability info
*** List Updated October 23rd, 2017 ***
14th Star (VT) Oktoberfest | $85 1/6 BBL / $179 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
Goodwater (VT) Oktoberfest | $97 1/6 BBL / $219 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
Queen City (VT) Oktoberfest | $84 1/6 BBL / $174 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
Otter Creek (VT) Oktoberfest | $83 1/6 BBL / $169 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
Switchback (VT) Märzen | $82 1/6 BBL / $169 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
von Trapp (VT) Oktoberfest | $82 1/6 BBL / $179 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
Sam Adams (OH) Oktoberfest | $82 1/6 BBL / $163 1/2 BBL – Sold Out
Sierra Nevada (CA) Oktoberfest | $79 1/6 BBL – Sold Out
No Oktoberfest or Märzen kegs from Germany are in stock or availableat the distributor warehouses. Vermont is sold out, only German kegs that remain are at bars, restaurants, or set aside for festivals.
Märzen (“Maer-tsen”), our fi¬rst lager, is made in the traditional fest beer style. Often called Oktoberfest Lagers, these rich fest beers are great for any festive occasion. Switchback’s Märzen is wonderfully malty with a balanced and crisp hop character. Our Märzen is aged six full weeks using a traditional lagering process. Following in that tradition, the beer is naturally conditioned, using the yeast to create carbonation in the aging tank. Going through a slow, multi-step fermentation process allows this beer to highlight the best characteristics of a lager. It is all about the malt and the hops, with the yeast staying in the background flavor-wise, keeping the beer exceptionally clean, crisp, and refreshing. Like all Switchback beers, Märzen is not filtered. The clarity is from the long aging process, whereby the cloudiness has slowly settled out of the beer.
All Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, Vermont and are carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. After aging, we simply move the beer to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, fullest, most natural flavor possible.
Harpoon Octoberfest is a malty tribute to fall, balanced by a gentle hop bitterness. In keeping with tradition, it is a Marzen-style beer, brewed with abundant quantities of Munich, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Those malts provide a solid, full body and create the beer’s deep color. It is a rich, flavorful beer.
Appearance: garnet-red color with a firm, creamy head.
Aroma: hop aroma, (not overpowering but present)
Mouth feel: full-bodied, smooth, and malty
Taste: gentle bitterness to balance any residual sweetness
Finish: soft and malty with a mild bitterness
First Brewed 1989
Color 49 EBC
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