It's Oktoberfest time! We don't go as much as we used to because it's just becoming very expensive, maybe we'll just go every other year now.
Doesn't mean we won't celebrate, though. We'll just be doing a more quiet celebration at home, which brings us to this week's Cocktail Hour.
This is the time of the year many breweries bring out their special Oktoberfest brews to take advantage of this most beery of holidays.
Today, we're taste testing three of them.
Trader Joe's brings us Josephbrau Oktoberfest brew. This low-cost contender ($5.49 in our area for a six pack) is brewed by Gordon Biersch, according to online sources, and is a decent brew with a musky taste.
Sam Adams checks in with their very smooth and tasty version of their fall marzen, spelled with a "c" because...'Murica, dammit!
Spaten actually comes from Bavaria, downtown Munich actually, and has long been one of my favorites.
Someone will be surprised at the results of our test, which you can watch in the video, above.