Chicago, Illinois – Great Central Brewing Company, a Chicago-based collaborative brewer for brands like Middlebrow, Pollyanna, Cruz Blanca, Old Irving, Maplewood and Illuminated Brew Works, celebrates its tasting room’s fourth anniversary with the launch of its limited-edition Oktoberfest beer baptized the Festzelt.
With an ABV of 5.7%, the Festzelt uses a Vienna Malt to create a slight caramel taste and bring out the underlying bread notes. Oktoberfest beer pairs well with the season while retaining the crisp, clean, drinkable flavor and quality that Great Central is known for.
In addition to using ingredients imported directly from Germany, Festzelt is brewed using a decoction process, a traditional method of brewing German beer, to promote superior foam and flavor.
Because the company’s anniversary coincides with the Oktoberfest season, they are celebrating the Festzelt and four years of success with an Oktoberfest-inspired event. From noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, guests can stop by the Great Central taproom at 221 N. Wood Street in Chicago’s Fulton Market district to sample authentic German-style beer, Bavarian cuisine, live music and a Lederhosen competition. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with half of the proceeds going to Alliance for the Great Lakes, whose mission is to provide safe drinking water to everyone.
In order to attend the event, customers will be required to provide either a COVID-19 vaccination card showing their fully vaccinated status or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to October 9 to be admitted.
“Oktoberfest is a consecrated tradition in Germany. This celebration coincides with the anniversary of our own brewery and the release of our seasonal beer, Festzelt, a German-style Oktoberfest. What better way to celebrate another year than to come together with our community at Great Central for an Oktoberfest inspired event, ”said CEO and Co-Founder David Avram.
Not only is the Festzelt available on tap at some local restaurants such as Gino’s East, Kaiser Tiger, Lucky Dorr, Roots Pizza on Dearborn and 2Twenty2 Tavern, but individual cans are also available for purchase at various craft beer stores and food markets across Chicago. , namely Beermiscuous, Bitter Pops, Beer Temple, Fresh Marketplace, Joe’s Wine Cellar, and Green Grocer, priced at $ 9.99 for four 16-ounce cans. It will only be available until the beginning of November, so be sure to try it out while it’s available!
About Great Central Brewing Company
Great Central Brewing Company is a collaborative brewery that helps brew a wide variety of craft drinks for growing brands, while brewing their own line of authentic German-style beers. Brewing great, timeless beers with no trends, the Great Central Brewing Company celebrates a classic Chicago attitude: work hard, be kind to each other, and share a beer with your neighbors every now and then. Established in 2015 with a love of beer and a desire to contribute to the craft beer community, Great Central Brewing Company is dedicated to keeping the spirit of ingenuity born in Chicago and living around the world. With the Great Central Train Station as its namesake, this local brewery and brewery honors its ‘grand central’ heritage with everything they create.
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