Beer Pick: For Oktoberfest (or dodgeball) try Arches Fest Bier this weekend

Arches seasonal Fest Bier a malty Marzen-style lager.
Bob Townsend for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Arches seasonal Fest Bier a malty Marzen-style lager. Bob Townsend for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

There are plenty of beer events this weekend, including Oktoberfest celebrations at Bold Monk Brewing Co., and 10th and 11th anniversary parties at both Wild Heaven Beer locations.

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But the crazy thing that caught my eye is Monday Night Brewing taking on Arches Brewing at the Monday Night Garage tonight in West End in what’s described as “an exercise of dodgeball domination.”

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“Historically speaking, we’ve never lost a tournament,” Monday Night brags. But in the spirit of the underdog, Arches Fest Bier is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Fest Bier

Arches Brewing, Hapeville

Available in 16-ounce cans and on draft

Profile

Brewed with Vienna malt, Munich malt and floor-malted pilsner malt, all sourced from Riverbend Malt House in North Carolina, Arches Fest Bier is a Märzen-style lager with a whole lot of malt flavor. There’s a bit Caramunich 3, as well, which gives the beer a beautiful dark amber color, and a touch of residual sweetness, while a late addition of Saaz hops add a hint of spice.

Pair with

Try Fest Bier with all the malt-friendly Oktoberfest fare, including roast chicken, schweinebraten, sausages, potato pancakes, and pretzels.

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