Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing
"We've been brewing OKTO Festival Ale for 26 years, and there is a reason that it’s a seasonal favorite: it’s the perfect beer for the transition from summer to fall," said Rob Widmer

This week's Fermented Photo subject comes from Widmer Brothers Brewing: Okto Festival Ale in the 2012 Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest stein. Okto Festival Ale is released around Oktoberfest time every year. You'll probably already find it on a few shelves and will stick around through October.

This beer is presented by the brewery as a seasonal transition beer, to compliment our path to Fall. Okto does have some elements from both Summer and Fall: Delicate hops and clean finish for Summer, and a nice malt body coupled with some subtle fruit and spice flavors for Fall. Check it out on draft at the Gasthaus, and in bottles at your favorite retail spot.

Okto Festival Ale Ingredients and Profile: Malts: Pale, Carapils, Crystal 77-L, Caramunich II Hops: Alchemy, Willamette Original Gravity: 13.5 Apparent Gravity: 3.75 IBU: 28 Alcohol by Volume: 5.3% Color: 25 SRM

Also, you—and over 5,000 others—be able to get some draft at this year's Oktoberfest, Portland's largest Oktoberfest celebration. As you'd expect: beer, German-style food, and live music—always a great combination!