Narragansett Beer’s ‘Fest’ Märzen Lager Returns

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hallo Nachbar! Narragansett Beer today announces the return of Fest, a traditional Märzen Lager, just in time for the start of Oktoberfest. After a three-year hiatus that was full of endless demand to bring Fest back, ‘Gansett is resurrecting the award-winning beer that’s fit for King Gambrinus himself.

Now brewed at Narragansett Brewery at The Guild in Pawtucket, Fest is inspired by ‘Gansett’s authentic German heritage. Founded by a group of six German immigrants in 1890, Narragansett’s original Cranston, R.I. brewery was once home to legendary Oktoberfest parties and a towering statue of King Gambrinus, the traditional European cultural icon of beer and revelry.

The 5.5% ABV and 22 IBU amber lager is brewed with Germany’s highest quality hops and malts including Munich malts from Weyermann and Tettnang hops. Together they create a balanced brew with notes of bread and toasted malt to start, followed by a crisp, subtly spiced hop finish.

To celebrate the return of the king, Narragansett is throwing two Oktoberfest bashes. As one of the brewery’s six original founders, Fest will kick off at Boston’s historic Jacob Wirth Restaurant on Wednesday, September 13th with authentic Bavarian-style food and live music from Ludwig and Auntie Hilda.

Oktoberfest continues in Providence’s West Side at Ogie’s Trailer Park and E&O Tap on October 7th. Both venues will be packed with German smoked meats, fresh baked pretzels, Oktoberfest games, limited editions beer steins and performances from German Oom-Pah Band, Hofbäru Spielers.

Narragansett Fest is available in six packs of 12-ounce cans for $8.99-9.99 SRP and on tap at bars and restaurants. It will be distributed throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and select markets in New York and New Jersey. Fest will be available for the remainder of September and October.


Narragansett Beer…Brewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers & ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced in Pawtucket, R.I and in Rochester, N.Y., and is one of America’s top 50 regional brewers and the fastest-growing in the Northeast. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Portland, Ore. and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn.

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