November 30, 2021

Oktoberfest I and II, Silver Spruce Brewing

Bottoms Up
Oct. 16, 2021

It’s October, which means it’s prime fall beer season. There’s maybe no beer that screams “fall” more than the German Oktoberfest style, and there’s no brewery in northern Michigan that does a more authentic Oktoberfest than Silver Spruce Brewing.

From the beginning, Silver Spruce brewers Leah Tyrell and Scott Stuhr have sought to carve out their niche in Traverse City’s busy beer scene by crafting light, easy-drinking beers. That’s true to the age-old German brewing philosophy, and there’s more than a little bit of Germany in Silver Spruce’s beers – including the brewery’s most popular beer, the German Pilsner. So, if you’re in the mood for a satisfying, crisp, caramel-y, malty Oktoberfest beer, Silver Spruce has you covered. In fact, Silver Spruce has you covered twice over. Oktoberfest I is the lighter-bodied option, with a low ABV (4.9 percent) that makes it ideal for day-drinking your way through college football Saturdays. If you’re in the mood for something a bit richer and fuller, try the Oktoberfest II – which bumps up the caramel and toffee flavors and ratchets up the ABV to 5.9. Frankly, you can’t go wrong either way.


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