For a beer lover this is the most wonderful time of the year. The annual rollout of Oktoberfest beers marks autumn (or mid-summer as can be the case with seasonal creep) and the start of the world’s largest party in Munich.

While it’s grand to put on the dirndls and lederhosen and hoist liters, the beer itself deserves a closer look.

On this episode of the All About Beer Podcast hosts Em Sauter and Don Tse talk with Megan Parisi of Boston Beer, makers of Samuel Adams Octoberfest. The beer is a hugely popular seasonal for the brewery and is often the gateway for curious drinkers looking for a little international flavor.

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Read more about Oktoberfest from the All About Beer archives:

Oktoberfest, Unexpected by Stephen Beaumont

Oktoberfest: When the Fall Seasonal Really Started Rising by Tom Acitelli

Oktoberfest in China by Nick Yates

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John Holl is the editor of All About Beer Magazine.