Sep 2010

Gansett Fest Is Finally Here!



The Famous Narragansett Beer has announced the release of our Oktoberfest brew, Narragansett Fest, our first canned craft beer offering. Available throughout the 2010 fall season, Fest is available at package stores, restaurants, and bars throughout New England in 16 oz. cans and on draft.

This is the perfect beer to enjoy on a relaxing Fall afternoon. After raking leaves in the crisp air, reward yourself with a tall boy of Fest. Or celebrate the harvest season with a pint of Fest draft. Sunday dinner watching the Pats at ma’s house? Gansett Fest pairs great with smoked meats, fish and cheeses. The fresh-hearty aroma and spiciness from the hops are an awesome companion to a delicious roasted meal or New England style boiled dinner.

Brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brew Master Sean Larkin at Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT and the award-winning High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY, Narragansett Fest is a traditional amber-brown German Oktoberfest style beer, perfectly balanced with four varieties of malts and two styles of hops.  Pilsner, Vienna, and Light & Dark Munich malts make up the backbone of the Fest, creating a rich taste profile, and Northern Brewer and Tettnanger hops give it a crisp, subtly balanced flavor. Narragansett Fest is 5.5% Alcohol by Volume and 22 IBUs.

Narragansett Fest echoes the brand’s rich heritage. Founded by a group of eight German immigrants, Narragansett’s Cranston Rhode Island brewery held elaborate annual events to celebrate Oktoberfest up until the 1970s. Further, King Gambrinus, the Patron Saint of Beer – who is featured on the 1940s-style classic Fest packaging – also stood as a statue welcoming guests to the Narragansett brewery for decades.

It’s already on tap at a few bars in RI including the Watchemoket, Doherty’s, Avery, Buster Krabs, The Abbey, Wild Colonial and more. The Haxtons in Warwick and High Spirits and Bottles Inc. in Providence are all scheduled to receive shipments this week! In fact, Mark went to Boston with some samples and the Boston Herald wrote this review, click here to read what they had to say. If you don’t see Fest in your local package store or favorite bar, then make sure you ask them. This is going to go fast!