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Schwandtoberfest Returns (Just Days after We Win at World Beer Awards!)

Aug 15, 2017 – 0 Comments

Guten tag! The sun is starting to set just a wee bit earlier these days but we aren't complaining because this just happens to be our favorite time of year. We're thrilled to usher in Oktoberfest season with the 4th annual release of Schwandtoberfest, the brewery’s acclaimed Bavarian-style festbier. At 5.7% ABV and 27 IBUs, the harmony between rich, toasty malt and a crisp, balanced hop profile is what makes this a true Bauhaus masterpiece and an annual customer favorite. With a soft, floral hop aroma of tangerine and orange blossom imparted by Mandarina Bavaria hops and a deep amber orange pour, this beer will have you in lederhosen faster than you can say “Prost”.

The return of Schwandtoberfest is even MORE exciting this year as its release comes just days afterwe took home multiple wins at the 2017 World Beer Awards, an international competition that hosted its final day of judging in London on Friday, August 11th. The competition recognizes style winners at both individual country and world levels. We won three awards at the country level for the U.S.: a GOLD medal for Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner in the Czech Pale Lager Category, and overall Country Winner awards for Stargrazer German-Style Schwarzbier in the Dark Lager Category and Wagon Party West Cöast-Style Lager in the Specialty/Steam Beer Category, respectively. Other country-level winners for the U.S. include Deschutes, Odell and Rogue.

Back to S-Fest: Starting this week, Schwandtoberfest will be available in 16-oz. tallboy cans across the Twin Cities, in the taproom and on tap at select establishments starting today. To celebrate in true Bauhaus fashion, the creative (and weird) minds at Bauhaus and Urban Mountain produced this musical gem.


To cap fest season off properly, Bauhaus will be throwing its Fourth Annual Schwandtoberfest celebration on Saturday, September 30th. With multiple beer tents and food vendors, a handful of stellar musical acts and a bevy of special casked beers, it promises to be the most outrageous stein-hoisting day of eating, drinking, singing and dancing yet. Tickets include entry to the fest as well as a commemorative stein (while supplies last) and three beer fills. Tickets can be purchased here!