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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)5.303.67513381
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.58188485
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.87175188
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.97163991
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.061327100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.7131883
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.65125877
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.95120395
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.141112-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.8797895
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6790091
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.39878-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.68866-
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.76826-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5680980
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7268694
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58671-
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9665094
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.463886
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3263782
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.07605-
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.78573-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6356696
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.349981
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66489-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.62455-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57430-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4441785
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62372-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63354-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.83351-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38347-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.65343-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6315-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.53279-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9726897
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38266-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.73264-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.56264-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53260-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6325985
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63251-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.58245-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7923290
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8228-
Fall FestAbita Brewing Co.5.403.22226-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.922497
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4120183
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5619680
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7419687
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