Oktoberfest at Amazing Grapes

John from Amazing Grapes sent this event over for Saturday, October 4 from 2-9PM. NJCB Members save. Here’s what they offer. $5 32oz & $1064oz growler fills, $10 for an Amazing Grapes 32oz growler + first fill free deal, 15% Off any Mix n Match your own 6 pack & $5off any beer event hosted at Amazing Grapes located at 23 Wanaque Ave in Pompton Lakes!

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Oktoberfest Tasting

October 4th 2pm till 9pm
Join us at Amazing Grapes on Saturday October 4th as we celebrate

one of the world’s greatest beer festivals, Oktoberfest!


We have chosen 12 different beers that exemplify the German tradition of brewing, and some American takes on it.

Wristbands will be available at the front register for $15. With that you get to enjoy the entire exceptional list of seasonal beers, traditional German cuisine, and Polka! Bring a group and taste them all. We look forward to enjoying this special time of the year with all of you, Prost!

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.Locally, it is often simply called Wiesn, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe­Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”) in honor of the Crown Princess, and have kept that name ever since, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the “Wiesn”.


  1. Sam Adams Octoberfest (MA) ­ Very malty, not overly sweet. Lots of bready notes, lightly toasted crust comes to mind. Kiss of hops to balance, slight herbal flavor. Finishes semi­sweet with a lingering maltiness.
  2. Dinkelacker Märzen (Stuttgart) ­ A distinctive spicy, drinkable Märzen . Full salary and full­bodied taste , golden yellow in color. Original beer tastes just as before .
  3. Beck’s Oktoberfest (Bremen) ­ Winner of a gold medal at the 2002 World Beer Cup. Interesting enough, this beer is only available in the US. It is forbidden at the Munich Oktoberfest because it is not brewed in Munich.
  4. Hacker Pschorr (Munich) ­ Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria commissioned Josef Pschorr, then the brewmaster of the Hacker­Pschorr brewery, among other Munich brewers, to develop special brews to commemorate the occasion. The Original boasts a golden amber color, typical malt aromas, defined by the various malting barley from the Bavarian countryside, complemented by a pleasantly light hoppy note — a taste sensation for every beer connoisseur.
  5. Cricket Hill Pumpkin Ale (NJ) ­ brewed with select malts, pumpkin, specialty hops, and a pumpkin­pie spice blend of cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg. Well­balanced with a rich caramel color and smooth finish, enjoy during the harvest season.
  6. Bolero Snort Fall Pasture (NJ)­ Dark cloudy brownish amber. Light pumpkin. Nose and nutmeg blended in. Smooth very creamy. Blend if pumpkin, pie like. Light carbonation. Small bite.
  7. Summit Oktoberfest (MN) ­ Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop finish as crisp as the autumn air. Unfortunately, like the fall colors, this seasonal beer is gone before you know it.
  8. Terrapin Pumpkinfest (GA) ­ Perfectly balanced pumpkin (real pumpkin!) and spices are added to, without overwhelming, this German style brew. Expect a pumpkin pie nose followed by a strong malt backbone, low hop bitterness and authentic fall taste, all wrapped in a light bodied beer.
  9. Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale (NH) ­homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”
  10. Schöfferhofer (Frankfurt) ­ The most striking feature of Schöfferhofer Weizen is its fruity character with a slight citrus note. This, combined with a pleasant hint of clove, makes Schöfferhofer an enjoyable, sparklingly smooth beverage. Compared with the more filling wheat beers from the Bavarian region, Schöfferhofer is characterised by its ‘sleek’, elegant character and its resultant palatability.


  11. Defiant Headless Horseman (NY) ­ Brewed with imported English malted barley, fuggles hops, grown in the U.K., and an infusion of American Pumpkin ­ this Ale is packed with the Spirit of Autumn. Look for a creamy malt body and a robust spicy finish. Amber ­ 5.2%
  12. Breckenridge Autumnfest (CO) ­ Looking for a fresh take on Oktoberfest beer? Breckenridge Brewery’s fall seasonal combines the malty goodness of a German lager with the clean crispness of an American ale. Brewed with Munich malts and a delicate blend of Bavarian hops, our Autumn Ale is a full­bodied treat with a nutty­sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains. A pre­winter winner.

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