Where old world meets craft beer.
The extra step: decoction is a time-honored brewing technique that allows sugars to be extracted from the malt more effectively. To some it’s no longer necessary with today’s specialty malts, but it’s what gives our lagers the complexity and balance we strive for. And when your head brewer wears lederhosen while tending to the Oktoberfest mash, it’s pretty obvious that his passion for the craft outweighs any inconvenience that stems from the extra effort. It’s traditional, it’s technical and it’s time consuming. Don’t think too much about it. We’ll do the labor while you savor.