San Andreas Brewing Company - Oktoberquake

San Andreas Brewing Company - Oktoberquake

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San Andreas Brewing Company - Oktoberquake

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    45-50° F
Oktoberquake is brewed with a combination of two-row Pale, Munich, and Crystal malts. Bill adds both Tettnanger and Mt. Hood hops 20 min. into the 70 min. boil and then both hops again 20 min. before the boil ends. Unlike a traditional Marzen style Oktoberfest beer, San Andreas’ interpretation of this festive style is an ale not a lager.
Immediately note a sweet, very malty nose as the style would call for. Note good head retention in this, amber, filtered, medium-bodied ale. Look for a clean predominantly malty flavor profile with a mild use of hops to balance out this flavorful beer. Oktoberquake finishes with a slight spicy hop note and leaves you wanting another taste. Overall, a clean, flavorful, very drinkable, and unique interpretation of this seasonal style.
Located in the sleepy agricultural town of Hollister, California, the San Andreas Brewing Co. was founded in 1988 by Brewmaster/Owner, Bill Millar. The brewer sits on several earthquake faults and Hollister is the site of a primary earthquake research center for the U.S. Geological Survey, hence the brewery’s name. Bill brews with a 15 barrel brewhouse and makes use of 9 fermenters and 8 storage tanks at the brewery/brewpub. Pubfare at the brewery includes Icelandic cod, calamari, fresh shark, burgers, nachos (rated in hotness on the Richter scale), and fresh beer bread baked daily. Hand-crafted sodas include Sarsaparilla, Ginger Beer, and Cream Soda, all brewed on site.

For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (408) 637-7074
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