SanTan Brewing Company Releases Fall Seasonal Oktoberfest Lager


Chandler, AZ — Beginning August 1, 2016, SanTan Brewing Company is set to release their fall seasonal, Oktoberfest Lager – a traditional German lager brewed annually for SanTan’s Oktoberfest celebration in Downtown Chandler.

Oktoberfest made its debut in 2008 at SanTan’s first anniversary event. Today, it is Arizona’s longest running Oktoberfest brew. Now, in its ninth year – SanTan is set to celebrate with a brand new can in its fresh new look branding, but don’t worry, Otto the wiener dog is still featured front and center.

In 2014, SanTan Brewing released Oktoberfest for the first time ever in cans. From 2014-2015, SanTan saw a 14% increase in Oktoberfest sales within the Arizona market.* The brewery is looking forward to continued growth this year with a wider spread distribution across the Southwestern states.

“We’re proud to be Arizona’s number one locally owned brewery and thrilled to celebrate nine years of business with a pint of our locally brewed Oktoberfest beer. Our efforts are a labor of love and we’re so thankful for everyone that has supported us and this brew over the years,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster, SanTan Brewing Company.

Brewed in the Southwestern Style, Oktoberfest Lager is a malty beer with a slight sweet aroma of caramel and spice. This craft beer pairs perfectly with bratwurst, schnitzel, soft pretzels and traditional fall spiced dishes that feature nutmeg, cinnamon and of course, pumpkin spice.

Oktoberfest Lager Quick Facts

  • Style: Lager
  • Malt: Vienna, Munich, 2-Row, Wheat, Special Roast and Caramel Malt
  • Hops: Columbus / CTZ
  • Yeast: German Lager
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Color: Crimson Brown
  • IBU: 20
  • Availability: August 1, 2016

SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer. This fall seasonal will be available on draft and in cans throughout Arizona beginning on August 1, 2016 and coming soon to the southwest region.

To discover SanTan Brewing’s award-winning craft beers near you, visit www.SanTanBeerFinder.

*VIP Sales Data, July – November

About SanTan Brewing Company

Open since 2007 under the leadership of founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area.

All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are Southwestern Style Ales. SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer – perfect for quenching your thirst in the hot Arizona sun and throughout the southwestern region of the US.

In 2009, SanTan Brewing began distributing their Southwestern Style Ales throughout the state of Arizona, operating with a mission to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great conversation and good times. 2014 marked the beginning of taking this journey throughout the Southwest and California. Today, SanTan distributes in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including a silver award at the World Beer Cup in 2016, two medals at the US Open Beer Championship: bronze in 2013 and gold in 2011. SanTan Brewing also took home a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival.