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Enjoy your own socially distanced Oktoberfest at home with these great-tasting beers

By Brooke Villanueva Published Oct 11, 2021 5:59 pm

It’s Okto(beer)fest!

For the second time around, Oktoberfest, which puts the spotlight on the goodness of beer, has been canceled in Munich due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It originally started in Germany, but it has inspired other beer-y fun celebrations across the globe. This year, why not get creative and have your own socially distanced version with your loved ones at home?

While it’s marked from mid-September to the start of October, the merrymaking continues all month long. We’re talking about beer here—be it malty, smoky, fruity, crisp, or dry, what’s not to love? Almost every flavor profile is delightful, and it can be enjoyed at different times of the day.

Here are some drinks you might love to get your booze on for the biggest beer festival of the year. Cheers—or shall I say, prost!

It’s no surprise that the Radeberger Pilsner is first on the list. This German original beer brand is the first brewery in Germany to exclusively brew a German-style pilsner. It features “a full-bodied complex taste with a little more hops that most Pilsners,” which generates a one-of-a-kind flavor you won’t forget.

Also from Germany, the Schöfferhofer Grapefruit is the very first Hefeweizen grapefruit beer in the world. This refreshing drink features equal blends of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen beer and natural carbonated grapefruit flavor. The result? A perfectly fizzy beverage with a hint of zest.

Made with hops, malted barley, and water, the Paulaner Munchner Hell (Original Munich Lager) has a mix of malty and bitter hints best paired with spicy spare ribs or anything with barbecue sauce. It costs P149 each on

Paulaner Muchner Hell

If you’re into beers with chocolatey notes, check out Hoegaarden White, which provides the perfect balance between Coriander and Curaçao. Priced at P115 on, each boasts of a strong aroma of lemony fruit, spices, and, yes, white chocolate. How tempting!

Hoegaarden White

Let’s appreciate local as we mark Oktoberfest, why don’t we? The Engkanto Lager is more citrusy (from some lime and tropical fruit) than bitter, but it also has a dry and crisp flavor profile. You can get it for P109 each on

Engkanto Lager

Happy Oktoberfest, everyone!