Marshall Brewing Co. has announced new packaging for its Oktoberfest Lager. The fall seasonal will be available throughout Oklahoma starting Aug. 14 with the new six-pack design.

A ceremonial tapping of the season’s first keg is planned for 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave. Marshall Brewing founder and brewmaster Eric Marshall, as well as his staff, will be there to answer questions about the traditional German beer.

The beer is a deep copper-colored lager highlighted by a complex malt flavor, balanced by the bittering of noble German hops with an ABV of 6%.

The new package design prominently features the traditional colors of the Bavarian flag.

“While the packaging is new, the beer remains the same. Since we opened the brewery in 2008, we have been proud to use 100% German-sourced malt, hops and yeast to create our World Class Oktoberfest Lager. Our Oktoberfest Lager is not a craft beer interpretation of a traditional German lager, it is exactly what you would expect to find in a Bavarian biergarten,” explained sales and marketing director Wes Alexander.

In 2007, German-trained brewmaster Marshall returned to Tulsa to found Marshall Brewing Co. Opening in 2008, Marshall Brewing Co., has grown into a full-production craft brewery, taproom and Biergarten at 618 S. Wheeling Ave.

Tom Gilbert