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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)5.303.676,63180
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.62,20886
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.862,15288
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.992,14090
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.061,901100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.681,67383
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.641,52777
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.941,50595
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.181,470-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.871,20694
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.711,189-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.441,147-
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.671,11191
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7496390
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.74938-
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3293682
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5592380
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9587791
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.59779-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.3975285
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.04731-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3272181
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.78686-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6366095
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.65598-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company7.103.62586-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.66573-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.6955996
Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.203.78559-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4449485
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63465-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.4448-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.56436-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82426-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61423-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.74416-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58414-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7334187
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9534097
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.52336-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.52332-
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.74330-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6332985
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52321-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62300-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.37299-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.6291-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8226692
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.78264-
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4426382
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