Oktoberfest beers and other choices

Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) picks six American fall beers to take you from “the thin-bodied thirst-quenchers of summer to the strapping headbangers of winter.”

On first swallow, yes, these fall beers go down with the same sweetly smooth flavor you’d find in a typical Oktoberfest. But take a second, and you discover a distinctly American twist on a standard German beer.

Munich’s Oktoberfest begins tomorrow, so you may also want to lay in a more traditional Oktoberfest beer as well. Your call. Meanwhile, some other tasty choices posted in blogs this week:

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek.

Russian River Blind Pig IPA.

Lost Abbey Avant Garde.

Ithaca Beer Double IPA.