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Märzen / Oktoberfest

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

The common Munich Oktoberfest beer served at Wies'n (the location at which Munich celebrates its Oktoberfest) contains roughly 5.0-6.0% alcohol by volume, is dark/copper in color, has a mild hop profile and is typically labeled as a Bavarian Märzenbier in style.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Samuel Adams OctoberfestBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.675,57481
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.591,95785
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.871,83088
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.971,74091
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.071,498100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.691,38583
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.651,30077
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.951,25495
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.161,223-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.871,00895
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.69935-
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6793091
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.4921-
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75859-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5682980
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7372794
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3270782
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9669994
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58683-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.465986
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.07611-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6359696
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.77581-
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3253781
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66503-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.62480-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4443485
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57432-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.67395-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62380-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.64376-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82365-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38357-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6331-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52295-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.73292-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.55280-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9827797
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6227685
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38274-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.52264-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62262-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.58257-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.823790
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8233-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.75231-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7423187
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.8922697
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4321483
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8120192
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