Hopworks Urban Brewery partners with The Nature Conservancy on a new limited draft-only beer, OktoberForest. This Oktoberfest-style beer will be the featured beer of the new OktoberForest Celebration taking place at all three Hopworks pubs from Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th. This new OktoberForest beer will benefit The Nature Conservancy as a portion of the sales from OktoberForest will go towards this environmental organization.
“I’ve been a longtime fan of Oktoberfest, first visiting Munich 22 years ago with my wife, Brandie, on our honeymoon,” said Christian Ettinger, owner of Hopworks Urban Brewery, in a press release. “Oktoberfest brings the world together with beer as the centerpiece, and we are so excited to partner with The Nature Conservancy to present OktoberForest, using beer as a force for good!”
OktoberForest will debut at the Hopworks SE Powell Pub on Thursday, October 3rd beginning at 6:00pm with a one-liter stein holding competition. This feats of strength type competition is open to the public and those who hold a full one-liter stein glass the longest will win some nice HUB prizes.
All three Hopworks pubs will also be offering OktoberForest food pairing specials during this four-day period. Look for brat and pretzels with house-made beer mustard and cheese sauce; a brat in a bun with sauerkraut and pilsner mustard, served with fries; and two brats served with house-made pilsner mustard, sauerkraut, and German-style potato salad. The pubs will also offer Beyond® brats to accommodate vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.
OktoberForest is a traditional Oktoberfest lager brewed with German Weyermann malts and German Hallertau hops. This malty lager is light copper in color with medium bitterness that offers notes of bread with a crisp snappy finish (6% ABV). It’s a perfectly refreshing pairing for Hopworks popular pretzels. Hopworks will be donating a portion of its OktoberForest sales from the four-day event to The Nature Conservancy.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.