Oktoberfest Tampa partners with Green Bench Brewing Offering Traditional Beers
Oktoberfest Tampa is the Festival of Gemütlichkeit, hosted each year in downtown Tampa. This fall, the festival has announced it will be offering its fans a variety of traditional beers brewed just for the event by Green Bench Brewing.
Nicol Winkler is the Director of the Oktoberfest Tampa event. She states: "We are always working hard to provide our fans with the best experience possible. For us, this effort starts at the core of how fans have celebrated Oktoberfest for over 200 years, and that is with the brews. Inside every traditional Festhall at Oktoberfest in Munich you will find only a few main beers. While we may not be in Munich, we want to thrive to celebrate Oktoberfest with as much tradition as possible. Green Bench is helping us achieve just that for our guests!"
Green Bench will be brewing a traditional Hefeweizen and Dunkel, just for the event. Green Bench's head brewer, Khris Johnson, has brewed a Festbier for a few years, and this year it will be added to the featured beer lineup during the Oktoberfest Tampa weekend. Khris is not new to brewing traditional, German styles, and has been a friend of the fest since it's inaugural year back in 2010.
Khris states, "There is very little that excites us at Green Bench Brewing more than celebrating brewing traditions with friends, so when we had the opportunity to make and drink some of our favorite classic styles with some of our most dedicated friends, we could not pass it up."
A little more about the beers:
Hefeweizen - A hazy, straw colored German-style Weissebier brewed with imported wheat and hops. Featuring aromas and flavors of bread, banana, clove, and subtle bubblegum, while maintaining a full bodied, rich, and chewy mouthfeel.
Dunkel - A deeply rich dark lager with subtle roasted and nutty notes. Using imported German malts, Dunkel is an exceptionally smooth and nuanced Bavarian classic.
Festbier - Brewed with imported German malts, Festbier is a golden lager with a clean and moderately strong malty flavor. It is an authentic, German-inspired celebratory lager.
The event will be held October 8, 9, 10 - 2021 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens.
The event is partnered with Are You Safe, Inc. A local non-profit organization that advocates and assists domestic violence victims through empowerment and education.