Six Oktoberfest brews to try in Chattanooga, TN

Get in the fall spirit with a local Oktoberfest beer. | Photo by Lukas via Pexels

Prost, Chattanooga! The official Oktoberfest 2020 would have actually taken place from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 in Munich, but due to COVID-19, the fest was cancelled this year. Our local fest at the Chattanooga Market was also cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the 210-year-old festival from home.

Where we are in spirit. Prost! | GIF via GIPHY

Read on for a list of local fest beers to try in Chattanooga this year — you don’t have to miss out on a tasty German lager (or five) that tells us it’s officially sweater weather.

🍻 Frank and Steins

Naked River | 1791 Reggie White Blvd.

A cozy, caramel lagerbier brewed with Munich malt + traditional German hops.

🍻  Hammergeil Oktoberfest

Five Wits | 1501 Long St.

Pilsner, Vienna, and Munich crystal malts are paired with German noble hops and Bavarian lager yeast — notes of toasted bread, biscuits, and floral aromas.

🍻 Oktoberfest

Chattanooga Brewing Co. | 1804 Chestnut St.

This Augustiner Märzen lager has a light body and a crisp, clean finish.

🍻  Oktoberfest

OddStory | 336 E MLK Blvd.

A traditional märzen brew with a soft hop profile + toasted malt flavors.

🍻 Marzen/Oktoberfest

Tanasi Brewing & Supplies | 1510 Riverside Dr.

One of the classic malty styles — smooth, clean, and rich.

🍻  Rocktoberfest

Hutton & Smith | 431 E MLK Blvd.

A traditional Märzen style Oktoberfest that is malt forward.