German Inspired Craft Beer in Western NC

On September 16, 2020
Oktoberfest Craft Beer Lager
Earlier this summer we learned that Sebastian and his team over at Epiphany Malt in Durham, NC was releasing a very special malt. Ursprung, which means “origin” in German, is a unique variety of barley grown in the Andechs region of Bavaria. Ursprung Fest Malt is normally reserved for Ayinger Brau and Augustiner Brau, but Sebastian’s connections with his time spent at Ayinger Brau landed him a limited supply of grain from a local farmer. He brought it over to the states and malted it to specs concurrent with Bavarian techniques. Brewmaster, Tom Rodeck’s, trip to Oktoberfest in 2019 gave him first hand knowledge of the type of beer being consumed at the festival. He took this malt along with traditional German hops and came up with a recipe for a traditional Festbier; one typical to find at the Munich Oktoberfest celebration. The result is “Theresienwiese”, a German inspired Festbier Lager.
I was surprised to find that the typical Märzen, or Oktoberfest, style of beer was not being drank. Instead it was more of a golden Helles or Festbier. I couldn’t even find what we call an “Oktoberfest” style of beer in the fairgrounds” -Tom Rodeck
Theresienwiese is the name of the location where Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen and Crown Prince Ludwig I were married in 1810, and is the name of the Oktoberfest fairgrounds in Munich to this day. This year will mark the 25th time the celebration has ever been canceled in over 200 years. In the past it has been canceled because of war, bombings, and cholera outbreaks. This year, of course, is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to keep the spirit of Oktoberfest alive this year at Hoppy Trout Brewing Co. with a celebration of beer! On September 18th, 2020 please join us for the release of “Theresienwiese”.

Theresienwiess is available only on draft in the taproom. No growlers, cans to-go, or wholesale distribution.

We’re serving this beer in optional 1 liter German Rastal Tankard glasses. This heavy duty, handled, dimpled stein gives you an authentic Oktoberfest experience. It’s thick walled and strong enough to stand up to the most zealous of toasts.
Tankard Glass = $16
Tankard Glass + First Pour = $20
Refills of either Theresienwiese or Oktoberfest beers = $7.50