Chandler, Arizona — With increased public demand, SanTan Brewing Company has announced the early release of their fall seasonal, Oktoberfest Lager. A traditional lager brewed annually for SanTan’s Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Chandler, Oktoberfest will hit Arizona shelves and craft beer bars this week, almost an entire month ahead of schedule from previous years.
Brewed in the Southwestern Style, Oktoberfest Lager is a malty beer with a slight sweet aroma of caramel spice. This brew pairs perfectly with bratwurst, schnitzel, soft pretzels, and knockwurst with sauerkraut.
“I’m excited to release Oktoberfest early this year, it was so popular last year that we almost ran out trying to keep up with demand. To remedy that, we got an early start on the season with our brewing process this year. Let the fall festivities and fun begin,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster at SanTan Brewing Company.
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, 2015
To find a pint or can of SanTan’s beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at www.SanTanBeerFinder.
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 marks the beginning of taking this journey throughout the Southwest and California.
SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including 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 and won Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic, in 2013 and 2011.