The Monk Marzen
Brewed every year for the Freo brewpub’s Oktoberfest, this is their attempt to brew a beer as true to German traditions as they possibly can. Anyone who’s visited The Monk will be aware that tank space is limited, hence they rarely brew lagers that require extra time in the tank. This beer, along with their trophy-winning Mild, is the exception, given a full two months cold conditioning in tank followed by another month of cold maturation. The result, say the brewers, “is a smooth, clean amber/orange lager with a rich maltiness and moderate bitterness. The slight hints of caramel and toffee come from the wonderful blend of traditional German malts. A gentle carbonation and quick dry finish makes the brew super sessionable, perfect for drinking by the stein load at our Oktoberfest celebrations.” Many do, with the beer tapped in the traditional Munich Oktoberfest style, at the start of their annual celebrations.
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