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Great Lakes Brewing perfects Oktoberfest

Great Lakes Brewing perfects Oktoberfest

What it is: Fall is nearly here, and you know what that means — pumpkin beer! Oops, I mean — Marzen beer! Also generally known as Oktoberfest, Marzen is a hearty amber lager with German roots tied deeply to, you guessed it, Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. It is among American craft beer's most popular seasonal styles, with hundreds of breweries releasing a version each August or September. Many are worth trying, but among the very best is the annual offering from Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewing, which aptly describes the beer on its label as "a celebration of maltiness — packed with rustic, autumnal flavors." In the bottle: Everything about...

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