Oregon Pub Crawl 2016 — photo 12 of 121: A stein of Paulaner Oktoberfest beer I had with my lunch at Gustav’s Clackamas location, in the southeastern suburbs of Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“Oktoberfest Märzen, the one that started it all, is an amber beer style that was developed over 200 years ago to celebrate the original Oktoberfest. The Märzen name comes from ‘March beer’ because it was historically brewed in March to be at peak flavor for the Oktoberfest celebration. Today this style is available year round in the U.S. due to popular demand. This full-bodied beer, with its rich malt flavor and dark toffee note, has an underlying fruitiness and masterful hop balance.” Measurements: 5.8% ABV • N/A IBU
Neither Gustav’s menu nor Web site mentions how big their stein glass is, but I would estimate it holds a bomber’s-worth, about 22 ounces. However much beer it contained, it was quite good — tasty, without being too heavy or hoppy. I would definitely order it again. April 2016.

Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article A Beer, Schnitzel, Bread Pudding, Whisky Day.
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