PROVIDENCE, RI — The Famous Narragansett Beer today announces the return of its Oktoberfest brew. Narragansett Fest, introduced last year for the first time since the brewer’s revival in 2005, received critical acclaim in its inaugural season. At the Beverage Tasting Institute’s 2010 World Beer Championship – America’s oldest international beer competition — Fest was awarded the silver medal in the Vienna Marzen Lager category.
Based on the positive response both from consumers and industry experts, Narragansett has expanded availability of Fest beyond New England into two new markets this year: Southern New York and Philadelphia. Available on draught and in Narragansett’s signature 16 oz. Tallboy cans, Narragansett Fest can be found in leading bars, restaurants, and package stores.
Brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin at Cotrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT and the award-winning High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY, Narragansett Fest is a traditional amber-brown German Oktoberfest style beer, perfectly balanced with four varieties of malts and two styles of hops. Pilsner, Vienna, and Light & Dark Munich malts make up the backbone of the Fest, creating a rich taste profile, and Northern Brewer and Tettnanger hops give it a crisp, subtly balanced flavor. Narragansett Fest is 5.5% Alcohol by Volume and 22 IBUs.
Narragansett Fest echoes the brand’s rich heritage. Founded by a group of eight German immigrants, Narragansett’s Cranston, Rhode Island brewery held elaborate annual events to celebrate Oktoberfest up until the 1970s. Further, King Gambrinus, the Patron Saint of Beer — who is featured on the 1940s-style classic Fest packaging — also stood as a statue welcoming guests to the Narragansett brewery for decades.
For further information on Narragansett Fest, or to find a retailer near you, visit: www.narragansettbeer.com/products/fest.