SYRACUSE, NY — Hofmann Sausage Company has debuted a special edition bratwurst for the month of October. The Hofmann Oktoberfest Beer Bratwurst is a limited-edition product made with a New York-created lager. 

"This beer brat is just the start of Hofmann making seasonal items that consumers will love," said Pat Favalonational sales manager for Hofmann. "It is handcrafted, full of flavor, and has the texture of a traditional bratwurst. Many generations have boiled bratwurst in beer which started in Germany, but our brats are infused with beer in the cooking process." 

Hofmann's Oktoberfest Beer Bratwursts are produced using Willow Rock Brewing Company's Hoi, Hoi, Hoi, German-inspired beer that has deep malt aromas, traditional lager flavors, and is reddish in coloring. 

The limited-edition bratwurst come fully cooked and will be available in select northeast grocery stores and online at as part of Hofmann's Sausage Fest packages during October.

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