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Oktoberfest Beer Is Here!

Oktoberfest beer is here! Don't miss this fun and festive fall beers, including Samuel Adams Octoberfest at Thirsty Fox Pub in St. Charles. (Photo by Don Hinds)

Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just a casual beer drinker, we’ve got nine beers in Kane County you have to try. So celebrate Oktoberfest, and crack open a cold beer. Cheers!

The Little Owl Restaurant and Flagstone PubWhere: 101 W. State St. in GenevaInfo: 630-232-7994, www.littleowlrestaurant.com

Established in 1920, The Little Owl Restaurant and Flagstone Pub is said to be Geneva’s oldest continuously operated restaurant and tavern. The Arbizzani family bought the establishment in 1947 and still runs it today. The Little Owl Restaurant offers a variety of appetizers, steak, seafood, salads and sandwiches. Flagstone Pub offers a wide variety of beers on tap. Chris Arbizzani says The Little Owl Restaurant and Flagstone Pub’s unique atmosphere and great, friendly staff set it apart from other restaurants and taverns.

“(Our secret to success has been) quality food, experienced staff and a great casual atmosphere,” he says.

Bell’s Octoberfest — Crafted as a flavorful session beer, Bell’s Octoberfest is a smooth lager with a light, dry toasted malt note. Unlike other Bell’s beers, Bell’s Octoberfest trades in the strong hop presence for a light caramel malt note, lending body without too much sweetness. Bell’s Brewery Inc. in Michigan brews this beer.

To read the full story, pick up the latest issue of Kane County Magazine.