Special Oktoberfest Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Special Oktoberfest Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Our Special Oktoberfest closely mirrors the original Oktoberfest recipe with a twist on the hops. Ferment with either ale or lager yeast
  • Includes Perle and Mt. Hood hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 22-26
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Oktoberfests were typically made in spring and aged in caves over the summer. We've made this a "Special Oktoberfest" with ale yeast instead of lager strains! Try cold aging this beer in the fridge for a month before drinking.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.052-56
  • SRM (Color Range): 12
  • IBUs: 22-26
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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Reasonable price
Sandro Z on Feb 10, 2023
I like lagers
Ralph B on Oct 18, 2022
Reasonable price
Sandro Z on Feb 10, 2023
Like it
THOMAS C on Feb 8, 2023
I like lagers
Ralph B on Oct 18, 2022
Had an Oktoberfest from the store and it inspired me to do one.
Ryan D on Oct 7, 2022
Prepping for fall and football.
stephen g on Jul 29, 2022
For an Oktoberfest celebration.
Gordon C on Jul 22, 2022
Makes a nice lighter beer complement my Porter.
Lee Rossavick on Jul 6, 2022
Very good price for the variety of grains
Valued C on Jun 8, 2022
try it
Chad R on May 14, 2022
like this beer
John M on Mar 11, 2022
That time of year
Dave H on Sep 9, 2021
it's gonna be october soon and i can't lager so we're going this route instead of the authentic route
Michael Formisano on Aug 21, 2020
it wasn't a real lager
Nik D on Jul 9, 2020
Several years ago I made Oktobrfest and laugered it for 6 months, great beer, but do not want to wait until Octorber.
Lee Rossavick on Apr 27, 2020
Ordered before. Great beer
Frank D on Dec 28, 2019
beer good
Jay M on Dec 10, 2019
Just starting into lagers
Greg P on Oct 23, 2019
1st time trying will let you know.
bill h on Oct 12, 2019
Seasonal choice and good reviews
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
I like it
Kevin G on Jul 24, 2019
Just started grain brewing, this is a darn good beer for the first time !
Michael J H on Feb 12, 2019
Trying something new
Todd M on Sep 15, 2018
its about that time to brew...
Tom F on Aug 24, 2018
Season and fast brew
Darren R on Aug 22, 2018
Making Oktoberfest ale for the coming fall festivities.
Robert Freiderich on Aug 18, 2018
Have used this before. Excellent product
James Hoff on Aug 9, 2018
This is a great price for a German Beer kit
RAY on Aug 4, 2018
Great lager
curtis P on Jan 15, 2018
Like it
THOMAS C on Feb 8, 2023
Had an Oktoberfest from the store and it inspired me to do one.
Ryan D on Oct 7, 2022
does this kit come with hops?
Julio Hurtado on Aug 20, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all kits come with the proper hops for the given recipe.

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Festbier not a Oktoberfest (marzen)
Maltier than a Pilsner that is very balanced. Overall this isn’t a Oktoberfest but a Festbier (the actual beer of Oktoberfest). It’s an easy drinking beer. Mine came out at 4.5% (slightly under the 5% prediction of the kit) but will give a nice beer to drink during College football games.
Very clear light ABV Festbier
Very clear light ABV Festbier
August 16, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Service.
Received everything in very good order and on schedule. Will be brewing it this weekend.

thanks for the great service
June 11, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer kit
It is a great beer. I Will brew this one again. I say give it a try.
March 1, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First Oktoberfest, great results!
I was so little hesitant with this kit, because of the ale fermentation versus lagering. But the finished product is fantastic! Kegged it after just over two weeks. Tastes better each day, I wanted to wait at least 4 weeks for conditioning but it just tastes too good to wait. Will buy again...probably as soon as I'm done writing this.
February 1, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Very good, but there are better ones
This made a good beer, but it wasn't as malty as I would have liked. On it's own, I would be happy. It's a tasty beer. However, compared to my prior recipes and store-bought martzens, this could be a little maltier. .
January 23, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Halloween Hit
I kinda rushed this for a Halloween party we hosted. Kegged after 12 day?s fermenting. Force carbed for 5. Turned out great. I got lots of compliments
October 24, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Refreshing OctoberFest Beer
Awesome beer, smooth taste with amazing flavors.

Defiantly need to go 8 weeks on this beer before you drink.
4 weeks in keg minimum for optimum taste.

I have brewed this beer 4 times now, every time it gets slightly better. This is a must have for October!
July 28, 2015