With Oktoberfests around the world, mimicking the original in Munich, Germany, all not being held due to COVID 19, we will have to hold Do-It-Yourself ersatz events. Do not despair, we’ve got the ORIGINAL Oktoberfestbier available here in Ontario arriving as we distribute this newsletter. Did you know that in Munich, the only breweries that are allowed to sell their special seasonal brews for Oktoberfest must be located within the city limits of Munich. Not like breweries around the world that have hijacked the term Oktoberfest for whatever style of beer they wish to produce and market. Our Oktoberfestbier is brewed by the Hofbrauhaus Munich, the mothership of all beer halls. Bright golden in colour with rich aromas of bread, it is medium-to-full bodied with a long citrus and dried hay accented finish. A classic Märzen style, the independent Beverage Testing Institute gave it 93 points with an “Exceptional” rating. Pick up some sausages, buns and sauerkraut from your local grocery retailer and celebrate your own DYI Oktoberfest. Don’t forget to get over to your local LCBO and pick up bottles of HOFBRAU OKTOBERFESTBIER 500 ML S84889, $3.65 to round out the experience.