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Fruit Beers to Make This Oktoberfest

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Fall has officially arrived, and that means Oktoberfest is just around the corner. If you're looking for a new spin on your traditional Oktoberfest beer, why not try a fruit lager? Instead of drinking the same old lagers and pilsners, there are many different Oktoberfest beer recipes out there for fruit beers, and they can be a lot of fun to make. In this blog post, we've put together a list of some of our favorite fruit beers you can enjoy with friends and family this Oktoberfest.

Whether you're in the mood for something fruity and refreshing or want something with a bit more punch, we've got you covered.

1) Grapefruit Lager

This refreshing fruit lager is perfect for those sunny days leading up to Oktoberfest. The grapefruit adds a tart and juicy flavor to the beer, while the lager yeast keeps it crisp and clean.

Ingredients:

  • Pale malt
  • CaraPils malt
  • Wheat malt
  • Hallertauer Mittelfrueh hops
  • Wyeast 2007 Pilsen Lager Yeast
  • Pink grapefruit

Directions: 

To get started with this Oktoberfest beer recipe, add your pink grapefruit to the boil during the last few minutes of brewing. This will help extract all of the delicious flavor and aroma from the fruit. After boiling, add your hops and let the beer ferment for two weeks. Once fermentation is complete, bottle or keg your beer and enjoy!

2) Apple Cider

This is a classic fall drink and is perfect for Oktoberfest. All you need is apple cider, beer, and a few spices. It's characterized by its deep amber color and rich, malty flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider
  • Beer of your choice
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cloves
  • Allspice berries
  • Nutmeg

Directions

Start by heating up the apple cider in a pot on the stove. Add in the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, and nutmeg. Let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes. Then, add your beer of choice and let it heat up for another minute or two. Serve this Oktoberfest beer recipe in mugs and enjoy. Take your time to learn some tips and tricks brewing beer with fruit purees.

3) Cranberry Ale

This is another classic fruit beer. It's easy to make and tastes great with fun moments. The cranberries add a tartness to the beer, while the maltiness of the ale balances it out. You can also try this fruit beer with any lager.

Ingredients:

  • Cranberries
  • Pale malt
  • Crystal malt
  • Munich malt
  • Chinook hops
  • Wyeast American Ale Yeast

Directions: 

Get started with this Oktoberfest beer recipe by boiling your cranberries in a pot of water for about 15 minutes. This will help to release all of the flavor and aroma from the fruit. Then, add your malt and hops to the boil. Let the mixture simmer for about an hour. After boiling, add your yeast and let the beer ferment for two weeks. Once fermentation is complete, bottle or keg your beer and enjoy.

4) Pumpkin Ale

This recipe is a must-try for pumpkin lovers. It's made with roasted pumpkin puree and has hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. It's the perfect fall beer and is characterized by its deep amber color and full-bodied flavor. This Oktoberfest beer recipe is a pleasant surprise for anyone who loves trying something new.

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pale malt
  • Crystal malt
  • Munich malt
  • Chinook hops
  • Wyeast American Ale Yeast
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Nutmeg

Directions: 

Start by roasting your pumpkin puree in the oven. This will help to bring out all of the flavor and aroma from the fruit. Then, add your malt and hops to the boil. After that, add your cinnamon sticks and nutmeg. Let it simmer for around an hour, then add your yeast. Let the beer ferment for two weeks, then bottle or keg it and enjoy.

5) Raspberry Wheat Beer

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If you're looking for an Oktoberfest beer recipe that results in a light and refreshing fruit beer, try our recipe for Raspberry Wheat Beer. This beer is perfect for summer weather, and the raspberries add a tartness that pairs well with the wheat malt.

Ingredients:

  • Raspberries
  • Wheat malt
  • Pale malt
  • CaraPils malt
  • Hallertauer Mittelfrueh hops
  • Wyeast Weihenstephan Wheat Yeast

Directions: 

Add your raspberries to a boil as you finish the fruit brewing process. This will help extract all of the delicious flavor and aroma from the fruit. After boiling, add your hops and let the beer ferment for two weeks. Once fermentation is complete, bottle or keg your beer and enjoy.

Get Started With Our Fruit Purees

There are many more Oktoberfest beer recipes you can try, including Apricot fruit lager, Cherry chocolate stout, Bavarian-style fruit beer, and Raspberry wheat ale. At Fierce Fruit, we have a wide range of fruit purees that can be used in Oktoberfest beers, stouts, and ales. Whether you're looking for a fruity twist on a classic Oktoberfest beer or want to try something new, we have the perfect fruit puree for you.

Our 100% natural fruit purees are ready to use and made with real, sun-ripened fruits, ensuring fresh, consistent quality in every batch. Check out our selection of fruit purees today and get started on your Oktoberfest beer recipes and visit our brewing blog for more tips.

 

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