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Dovetail Brewery

Made with spicy German hops to keep things from getting too sweet, this tasty Festbier is stronger than what you’d typically hoist in Munich. $11 for four 16-ounce cans at Beer Temple, 3173 N. Elston Ave., Avondale

Kinslahger Brewing Company
Festbier and MÄrzen

This lager-exclusive brewery makes two Oktoberfest beers: a golden Festbier and a toasty Märzen amber. Pick up a mixed four-pack at the tap room. $10 for four 16-ounce cans, 6806 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park

Off Color Brewing

Off Color often makes German styles no one’s heard of in a century, but its biscuity Oktoberfest, now available in cans, skews classic. $10 for four 16-ounce cans at the taproom, 1460 N. Kingsbury St., Goose Island

Great Central Brewing Company

Bavarian native Andreas Miller uses German ingredients for a bright and bready Festbier that’s true to the style. The only non-Bavarian part is the Lake Michigan water. $10 for four 16-ounce cans at the taproom, 221 N. Wood St., West Town

Metropolitan Brewing

The Oktoberfest-style beer from this brewery has been around for nearly a decade. Its staying power comes from a pleasingly nutty, toffee sweetness. $10 for six 12-ounce cans at Binny’s