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The Kaiser

  • Limited Release
  • Imperial Oktoberfest Lager
  • 8.0% ABV

Just in time for fall and its most notable Fest, this limited release Imperial Oktoberfest Lager is our emboldened Prost! to one of the world's most recognized styles. The Kaiser weaves together rich, toasted Vienna and Munich malts with the floral spiciness of Hellartau and Bravo hops to create a bold and brazen dry Imperial Oktoberfest. We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – a gorgeous deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone, and a dry finish – then intensified each attribute to create The Kaiser. Earning multiple GABF awards (Gold in 2009, Silver in 2014), this dictator demands a following through its deep dark malt bill, aromas of toast, nuts, and bread, all pulled together with a boisterous booziness. Eat, drink, and be merry!


  • Seasonally August through October
  • 6-Pack Cans
  • Descriptors

    • Massive
    • Malty
    • Brazen
  • Malt Varieties

    • Dark Munich
    • Munich
    • Vienna
    • Aromatic
    • 2-Row
  • Yeast Varieties

    • House Bohemian Lager Strain
  • Hop Varieties

    • Hersbrucker
    • Bravo
  • Dry Hop Varieties

    • N/A
  • The Kaiser Hop Driven Chart

    Hop driven

  • The Kaiser Malt Forward Chart

    Malt forward

  • The Kaiser Yeast Centric Chart

    Yeast centric

  • The Kaiser Beyond Reinheitsgebot Chart

    Beyond reinheits- gebot

  • The Kaiser Abv % Chart

    Abv %

Suggested Pairings


Kaiser's sweet maltiness balance the acidity from the kraut and mustard and pairs beautifully with the roasted vegetables.

Home Brew Recipe

Recipe is scaled for 5–Gallon Batch Production






64.7% 2-Row, 11.8% Vienna, 11.8% Munich, 7.9% Dark Munich, 3.8% Aromatic


0.6 oz Hallertau (2.7% AA) and 0.2 oz Magnum (13.6% AA) at 60 min; 0.4 oz Sterling (6% AA) at 30 min; 0.5 oz Tettnang (2.4% AA) and 0.5 oz Hersbrucker (2.7% AA) at 0 min


Weihenstephan Lager Yeast at 13 C to start, then 10 C mid-fermentation

This, our most decorated beer, has almost as many medals as old Kaiser Wilhelm himself.

Walter Becker • Avery Events Guy