Lamplighter Brewing Co "Oktoberfest" Marzen Lager - Cambridge, MA
Lamplighter's take on a Bavarian Märzen, the lager traditionally served at Oktoberfest celebrations. Before refrigeration, brewing ceased with the coming of spring, typically in March (“März”, in German). To prepare for the fall, brewers developed a rich and toasty brew who’s higher abv prevented contamination during the hot summer months. Oktoberfest is similarly full- bodied, boasting complex malt character with a hint of sweetness and a snappy bitter finish. Prost!
Lamplighter is a brewery and taproom located in downtown Cambridge. Their focus is on aroma-packed and flavor-driven beers, with an emphasis on New England IPAs, barrel-aged sours, and special seasonal. They brew a variety of one-off batches that allow them to pursue their various whims, and they don’t shy away from funk, twists on tradition, and unique ingredients.
Lamplighter has a 10,000 sq. ft. facility that used to be Metric Systems, a wonderful neighborhood auto repair shop owned by a father and son team. They took a chance in 2015 and chose to lease the building to a start-up rather than sell to a developer and opened our doors to the public in fall of 2016.