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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)5.303.675,53381
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.591,94885
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.861,82388
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.971,73091
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.071,485100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.691,37583
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.651,29577
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.951,24595
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.161,214-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.871,00795
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6792891
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.69926-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.4917-
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75856-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5682580
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7372394
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3269482
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9669394
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58682-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.465886
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.07610-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6359696
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.77580-
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3152881
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66501-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.62478-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4443285
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57432-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.67391-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62380-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.64375-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82364-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38356-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6329-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52295-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.74287-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.55277-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9827697
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6227585
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38273-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.52264-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63261-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.57255-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.823790
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8233-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.8922697
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7522487
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.76216-
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4221283
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5619980
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