Pairing Test: Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Beer and Cigar Pairing

Lowenbrau Original, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Augustinerbrau Edelstoff

The Setup:

When you attend Oktoberfest in Munich, there are loads of beer tents where you can choose to spend your time and money. These tents are operated by six legendary German breweries. We wanted to determine which of these delicious creations paired best with the Quesada Oktoberfest cigar; a stick born to be paired with this style of brew. Unfortunately, we could’t locate every single Oktoberfest beer from these six companies, as Nashville doesn’t have the greatest beer selection. Even still, we do have a beer representative from each, with Löwenbräu Original and Augustinerbrau Edelstoff standing in for their Oktoberfest brethren.

How did the test work? You may notice there are two cigars in the above photo. Both Nick and myself smoked and consumed the beers above. Don’t worry, we split each beer so we were only moderately intoxicated by the end of the test. Which beer reigned supreme? Let’s find out.

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