This the season for all things Fall, Pumpkin and Oktoberfest, and East Brother Beer is jumping into the fray this year with a new seasonal beer – Festbier – due to be released at its Richmond taproom on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Festbierthe third release in East Brother Beer’s seasonal lager series, is a celebratory Bavarian style lager that balances malt complexity with a light Noble hop character at 5.8% ABV.

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“Festbier is closer in style to the traditional Oktoberfestbiers found in Germany,” says Head Brewer Paul Liszewski. “Our Festbier is a lighter, more poundable version of the Märzen style Octoberfest beers found in the United States, showcasing the malt characteristics with a light hop character. Comparable commercial examples of our Festbier are Weihenstephaner Festbier and Paulaner Wiesn.”

East Brother Beer launched its Quarterly Lager Series in April 2018 under the direction of Liszewski who was tasked with satisfying his and the owners’ creative brewing desires while staying true the mission of the East Brother brand to create simple, tried and true classic styles that are welcoming and accessible. Both the initial Lager Series release, Maibock and the Summer release, Pre-Prohibition Lager, become fast favorites and sold out well before the next series launch. The brewery plans the next beer in the series to be dark style lager for Winter.

Festbier will be available in the taproom on draft beginning October 18, as well as in limited distribution with selected retail partners. In addition, a limited number of cans in 4-packs will be sold in the taproom from October 19 – 21.

We invite you to try the East Brother Beer’s latest limited-edition beer either at the taproom or request samples for review. Photos of Festbier, as well as the taproom can be found here.


Mysty Stewart
East Brother Beer Company

Founded by Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner, longtime friends and Bay Area residents, East Brother Beer Co. is committed to bringing beer back to its classic roots. With attention to detail and long-term vision, East Brother Beer Company is dedicated to producing beers that are both timeless, and timely, for the classic American palate, delivering their quality beers to premium local restaurants, cafés, bars, specialty markets and retailers. And always pouring fresh from the source in Richmond; the light’s on.


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