HISTORY: The first Oktoberfest was a wedding celebration. In October 1810, Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Theresa of Saxe-Hildburghausen in Munich. The entire city was invited to celebrate, and the local breweries provided their famous lagers. It was decided in 1819 that Oktoberfest would become an official annual event.
Traditionally, the festival is opened by the mayor of Munich. He ceremoniously taps the first cask of the amber lager with a cry of “O’zapft is!” — German for “It is tapped.” Bombshell’s Oktoberfest Lager has also become an annual tradition.
INSPIRATION: Bombshell Beer Company’s Oktoberfest was inspired by another wedding — mine. My wife was born and grew up in Germany. The beer’s ingredients come from places where my wife has lived, including Munich.
FLAVOR: The beer is copper in color. Malt forward and smooth, it’s spiced with enough hops to keep the brew from only ringing a single note. Made with Munich malt, the body is rich and bready. As a nod its history, the beer is hopped with a variety called German Tradition.
Bombshell Beer Company
120 Quantum Drive, Holly Springs