A beer rich in malt with a balance of clean, hop bitterness, our German Shepherd Dogtoberfest Märzen represents the traditional Oktoberfest. Originating in Germany, this style was traditionally brewed in the spring (“Marzen” meaning “March”) and aged, or lagered, throughout the summer. King Ludwig I (reign: 1825–1848), married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the royal event and Oktoberfest was born. A stronger version was served at early Oktoberfest celebrations. Today, the festival’s version of an Oktoberfest is quite a bit lighter and is well represented by Dreaming Dog Brewery's Dogtoberfest, which is brewed and presented at our anniversary event in October.