OB breweries collaborate on Oktoberfest
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 10/10/18 - 03:20 PM | 1544 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PHOTO BY JOHN COCOZZA
PHOTO BY JOHN COCOZZA
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For the first time ever, Ocean Beach breweries have come together to create a unique collaboration brew to celebrate Oktoberfest: OB Session. 

The beer will only be poured at the OB Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 13  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An India Pale Ale (IPA), OB Session is another first for OB’s burgeoning craft-brewing industry. The beach community now boasts several different breweries-tasting rooms — and counting — including Kilowatt, Culture, OB Brewery, Helm’s, Mike Hess and Belching Beaver.

The brew crew was spearheaded by Kilowatt Brewing brewmaster, Brian Crecely, who is credited with devising the original recipe for OB Session.

“It came out really nice, said Steve Kozyk of Kilowatt Brewing, who characterized the flavor of the new beer as “a lower-alcohol content IPA with a lot of hops flavor and aroma.”

Of the birth of the new beer, Kozyk said, “The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association got a hold of all the craft breweries and we decided it would be a good idea, because OB is such a brewery-centric community, to get involved in the annual Oktoberfest.”

Cozy added OB Session “came together very rapidly,” noting “everybody bought into it” adding all the craft breweries “had input on the recipe.”

OB Session was brewed at Kilowatt. “It will be on tap at the Oktoberfest,” Kozyk said. “The rest of the breweries are buying a number of kegs from me.”

Is the collaborative OB Oktoberfest a one-time deal?

“We’re hoping to do it again next year,” said Kozyk adding the collaborative brew is just one more example of how OB has become a “craft beer destination neighborhood. We’re really a top craft-brew neighborhood, not just quantity, but quality. We’re really working to make beer better for everyone. This is a great example.” 

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