SanTan to Release Oktoberfest this Fall

Chandler, Arizona—In celebration of SanTan Brewing Company’s seventh year anniversary, Oktoberfest Lager will hit shelves this fall. A traditional lager brewed annually for SanTan’s Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Chandler, Oktoberfest will launch for the first time ever in cans, September 1, 2014.

Until now, Oktoberfest Lager was available only on tap at SanTan and other local craft beer bars. Now, fans throughout Arizona and across California and Texas will have access to this crisp fall seasonal. 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.

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: September 1, 2014

As SanTan Brewing Company continues their expansion into the regional market, more and more of their Southwestern Style Ales will continue to get canned for mass distribution. This winter, look for SanTan’s release of the Vault series beers in limited edition 16 oz cans.

Oktoberfest Lager will be available in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, southern California, and Texas in September. To locate a pint or can of Oktoberfest Lager near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Detective online at

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.

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