Even if you’ve already brewed an Oktoberfest beer this year, this recipe calls for another batch of this great German lager yet this  year. And it gives you a reason to try our CBW® Munich malt extract, if you haven’t used it yet. Looking for a printer-friendly version of this recipe? It’s posted in our recipe database here. Happy brewing!

Oktoberfestival Beer

  • Type: Lager
  • Style: Oktoberfest
  • Batch Size: 5 gallons
  • Recipe Type: Extract
  • Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


  • 3.3 lbs CBW® Munich LME
  • 3.3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light LME
  • 1.0 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss
  • 0.75 oz Perle Hops (7% AA)—Boil 15 minutes
  • 1 vial Oktoberfest Lager Yeast


  1. Bring 4 gallons of water to a boil
  2. Add extract
  3. Stir vigorously too dissolve
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add Irish Moss as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 55-60ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast


  • Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 55ºF
  • Secondary Fermentation: 28 days at 35ºF


  • Original Gravity: 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.015
  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
  • IBU: 24