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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Samuel Adams OctoberfestBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.667,00080
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,35186
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.942,31990
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.862,31688
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.5042,062100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.731,81383
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,62095
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,60277
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,564-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.681,342-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.381,264-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.841,25094
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,16091
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.731,09495
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.351,02582
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.78985-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5697280
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9596293
Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.003.83929-
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.56812-
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.04808-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3479281
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.476685
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7734-
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.75707-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5970695
Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Riegele CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.004.08660-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73632-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company7.103.63623-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.7956996
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.35526-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4550885
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.65491-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8448489
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.65462-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.59454-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61439-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7838187
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.75366-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9435997
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57353-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.49348-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.54346-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6633285
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.59313-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.65313-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63313-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45303-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.7829092
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4428182
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