Fest is actually closer to a true German Märzen then their actual Oktoberfest, as the latter is Capital's own interpretation of the style, whereas Fest is based on actual Bavarian recipes. Fine, don't believe me (honestly, I heard that from a guy who knows the brewer, so I'm just taking his word). However, it's a late-Spring release, BUT it shouldn't be confused with Capital's Maibock. Yes, I now it's hard to keep track, but if you see it, just buy some, dammit. You won't be disappointed. It's smooth, malty, with a sweet background, and a nice copper color. It'll be like drinking an Oktoberfest in the Summer, and in all honesty, I wish I could do that more often. I'd rather have a Fest bier then a stout or porter.
Reviewed: March 19, 2006