Sunday, October 9, 2016
Sunday Night Suds - Baderbrau Oktoberfest
This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Baderbrau Oktoberfest.
Once September turned into October the Sunday Nights are almost all YT, but not this week of the Aseres Yimei Teshuva as this is the only Sunday Night before the chagim end which is not a Jewish holiday. With that kind of narrow window, I had to squeeze one Oktoberfest in. So I chose Baderbrau - the local Chicago brewery which recently has gone kosher.
My Baderbrau Oktoberfest was poured from a 12 oz can (which had been chilling for about a week in my fridge) into a pint glass. But even with some angling, the beer had about an inch and half of foam on top of the glass. The first few sips were week toffee as I really needed to wait for the beer to settle before I could get a good appreciation for the brew. After the glass had sat for about fifteen minutes, the marzen started to come out and the malts took center stage.
An Oktoberfest is not a heavy beer and I would not attempt to pair this with a heavy, saucy or smoky dish. But it would go nicely with pizza, spaghetti and meatballs and other comfort food.
Baderbrau Oktoberfest is certified kosher by the CRC and there is a CRC logo on the label. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29318/99922.
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