Too bad Mill Street won't bottle this excellent seasonal for consuption outside the GTA pubs. Of all the German beers ( which I have a driving affinity for) Oktoberfest/marzen is the richest. The fates should provide us at least one source where we can sample this malty-herbal beer yearly. One of the most lamentable failings of Ontario's real beer advocacy camp to get good beers on the broader public radar screen outside the GTA is the fact that Canada's premier Oktoberfest city (K-W) has no authentic Oktoberfest beer produced here or available here. No demand for traditional German Marzen in Canada's largest ethnic German center and Oktoberfest city...something's amiss.
You want to celebrate a traditional Oktoberfest , you have to leave K-W to get traditional Oktoberfest marzen beer. This year, some frends and I celebrated with some freshly harvested wild pheasant with mushrooms and a six of Alley Kat ein Prosit Oktoberfest.....needless to say, the food and drink came from places nowhere near K-W