Best 2022 Oktoberfest Beer: Ohio
At the official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, you’ll find exactly six breweries represented. The dominance of these core beer brands does not allow for new entries to the competition. This international event is rich in German heritage and local traditions.
Ohio has its own legacy of German immigrants settling within its boarders, and Oktoberfest festivals are found throughout the buckeye state. In that spirit, Ohio breweries represent Oktoberfest beer with their own unique brands and brews.
Top Ohio Oktoberfest Craft Beers – RivalryBrews.com
The team of beer connoisseurs at RivalryBrews.com have spoken, and named their selections to the list of 2022 Best Oktoberfest Beer In Ohio. This collection of rich malt ales are represented in the Oktoberfest 2022 Craft Beer Box, RB's 3rd annual Oktoberfest offering!
The company is currently accepting pre-orders for their collection of Ohio’s Best Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Craft Beers. The custom craft beer box is neatly packaged with fresh product, properly sealed and protected, and available to be direct shipped to fulfill online orders.
Our Top 2022 Lineup
The 2022 Oktoberfest collection includes 8 Ohio craft beers from Rivalry Brew’s select partners, including several “top rated” breweries. The scheduled line-up for this year’s craft beer boxes include:
Masthead Brewing - Haunted Hayride Pumpkin Ale
Twin Oast Brewing - Proast
Ignite Brewing - Jack O' Lantern
Wolf's Ridge Brewing - Oktoberfest
Saucy Brew Works - Boo Thang
Blue Heron Brewing - Oktoberfest
- Outerbelt- Oktoberfest
- Birdfish -Oktoberfest
“We have really high-end quality beers that we sell to our customers,” said Jon Swaim, RivalryBrews.com CSO and a passionate member of the company’s “taste team”. “I love beer, that’s not a hard thing for me to give my opinion on.”
“The big thing they (RB.com users) continue to talk about is the quality of the beer,” Jon added. Many of these beers that they will be writing about on forums on UnTappd, on Drizly, on beer forums, on Facebook… We are kind of their one-stop shop for a lot of these craft beers which they otherwise would not have access to.”
Inside Our 2022 Oktoberfest Craft Beer Collection
The Blue Heron Brewery of Medina, Ohio brings its own “Oktoberfest” to the 2022 Rivalry Brews collection. Brew master Mike Piazza’s German-style Oktoberfest is expected to turn some heads this fall. Nestled in Austin Badger Park, this brewery and event center offer an inviting outing for Medina County locals. But it’s the taste of “Oktober” that fans will appreciate.
“Blue Heron makes some of the best underrated beers I’ve had,” Krafcik said. “They’re in Medina too, which is also good for us because we’re from Medina.”
- Wolf's Ridge Brewing
For fans of this Columbus, Ohio-based legacy, at Wolf's Ridge Brewing it’s all about the beer and OSU football. Steeped in tradition and consumed in celebration, this malty Oktoberfest lager is the perfect beer to herald the onset of autumn.
- Ignite Jack O' Lantern
In the words of the team at Ignite Brewing Company, “we have scoured the patch to find the perfect match.” This Barberton, Ohio brewery and taproom represents its seasonal brews with “Ignite Oktoberfest”. Head Brewer Jason Porter and team boast a passion for making a difference in their community. The company’s brand pays homage to the Diamond Match Company founded nearby in 1880. But it’s their Jack O' Lantern which will ignite your taste buds this fall.
Haunted Hayride Pumpkin Ale
- Masthead Brewing Co.
Incorporating a spooky theme is Masthead Brewing Co. of Cleveland. Their famous “Haunted Hayride Pumpkin Ale” is self-described as a pumpkin / yam beer, incorporating cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the brewery was once an auto dealership. It now sports a 100-foot bar, 300-seat taproom, and a Neapolitan-style pizza kitchen.
- Saucy Brew Works
Brew master Eric Anderson adds his Pumpkin style brew to the Saucy list of seasonal favorites. Saucy Brew Works has taken their brand and achieved rapid growth with three Cleveland area brewpub and coffeehouses, adding Columbus and Detroit to the mix. “Boo Thang” is described as A full bodied, amber-colored ale, brewed with real pumpkin purée and spices, that comes in at a monster 8.5% ABV! Saucy’s brews are always a favorite of Rival Brews fans.
“It’s always an exciting time when you have one of the largest up and coming breweries in the state,” Swaim said. “Brett Zimmerman, Eric Anderson, and their team… are very determined, very smart guys in the industry. It’s really exciting that… these breweries are looking at our product and saying – “you guys know what you’re doing – we want to partner with you.”
The team at Twin Oast Brewing is a strong partner with RivalryBrews.com, and their popular flight of beers are consistently ordered. When the fall season begins, brew masters release their custom “Proast”, a Marzen-style German lager. The Port Clinton-based facility is located on a 60-acre farm estate, and is a destination stop for Ohio craft brew fans. Our 2021 Best Oktoberfest beer collection wouldn’t be proper without this Lake Erie islands institution.
“The beer’s fantastic. Fortunately for us, we get to deliver it,” Swaim added. “It’s such a unique experience when you go there (the Twin Oast brewery). That’s also what makes it stand out.”
- BirdFish Brewing Co.
As a first time entrant into the RB Oktoberfest box, Birdfish Brewing has been brewing up top quality beers over in Columbiana (Youngstown area) County. These guys love games, especially pinball, but love craft beer even more. "Righteous Beer for the Righteous Kind" is their brand that definitely permeates their brewery! Cheers!
- Outerbelt Brewing
As a second time entrant into the RB Oktoberfest box, Outerbelt Brewing has been busy brewing up top quality beers in the Columbus area These guys are brewing up a full lineup down in Lancaster (Columbus area) - this is truly "Beer that Moves You!"
Other Craft Beer From
Today, RivalryBrews.com represents nearly 25 custom craft breweries throughout Ohio, and ships to customers in 41 states. In the past 12-month period, the online platform served 24,650 user sessions. While Ohio remains its strongest market (yes, Ohioans love Ohio craft beer!), Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, and Florida round out the top five in total traffic.
In addition to the Oktoberfest collection, Rivalry Brews offers several customer package and gift options: