When you think of Oktoberfest, one of the things that probably comes to mind is a big stein full of beer, and you dream of one day going to Münich to drink one of those (or seven). When we heard that 49th State Brewing Company was offering free steins with every liter of 907 Frontier-Style Lager ordered, Maria and I headed straight there after work. Luckily our studio is only a couple blocks away. We were slightly disappointed when we found out the steins were plastic, but they were still full of a liter of delicious AK-brewed lager for a mere $9.07. This Continental style lager was not too bitter and had a really nice flavor. It tasted different from the beers we were drinking in Germany, but I feel that was a good thing. Not that Germany is producing bad beer, it’s just so traditional. After a couple pints it gets a bit boring. The 907 lager is not too crazy either, not like some of the great NE IPAs that 49th State has been killing it with lately. I probably wouldn’t order a whole liter of NE IPA though. One pint at a time seems like a better way to dole out the hoppy stuff. I suggest if you like lager beer to give the 907 a try.
Prost to the spirit of Oktoberfest, where beer comes in a giant glass and your pretzel is a whole meal! Thank you 49th State for remembering the tradition, and serving up beer in German sized portions!
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