Oktoberfest Beer Tasting at Barcode
10.04.12 (Thursday), 5PM-7PM
Barcode is introducing several Oktoberfest inspired beers, which will be premiered at their Oktoberfest beer tasting.
Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
1101 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Dress Code: Classy casual
39 beers (12 on tap)
12 specialty cocktails
Extensive wine & champagne menu
Bottle Service: 202-955-9001
Kitchen ’til Midnight
Large, heated, outdoor patio
Some of the beers that they will be highlighting are:
Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
A traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste. This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.
This one is much more traditional, pouring a rich deep amber/chestnut with a medium white head. Nose is fresh cracked grains, toasted chestnut, light and fresh German hops. Mouth is fresh toasted grains upfront, just a light roasted touch, with fresh pilsner hops and a nice subtle nutty quality. Crisp and tight, good tight body with lush tingling carbonation. Some light barley sweetness and a good dark bread.
When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, full bodied and malty, with a bread like aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.