Another #OktoBEERfest 2013 super surprise: Impossibly rare Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is coming up soon. Of course, you know Sierra Nevada's category-defining Pale Ale and their delicious Torpedo IPA, but you probably didn't know that they make a very tiny batch of Oktoberfest beer. It's not distributed ANYWHERE. We laughed that they arrived in Sierra Nevada kegs but with the plastic labels scratched off as if the kegs were in the witness protection program.
Thanks to John Sandin and the all kind folks at Sierra Nevada, we just got our hands on a couple of these goodies and can't wait to taste 'em. Next year, we're planning to go down to Chico and watch the stealth brewing of next year's batch. These are going to go quickly, and when they're gone, they're gone -- so don't hesitate if you want to have OktoBEERfest bragging rights.