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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)5.303.67518681
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.59189385
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.87176088
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.97164891
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.061340100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.7132383
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.65126177
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.95121195
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.141124-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.8798095
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6790891
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.39881-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.68867-
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75831-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5681180
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7268894
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58675-
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9665594
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.463986
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3263982
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.07605-
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.77575-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6357196
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.350181
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66492-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.62456-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57430-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4441985
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62373-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63357-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82353-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38348-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.65346-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6315-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.53282-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9727097
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38266-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.56266-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.73265-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6226285
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53260-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63251-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.57247-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7923290
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8228-
Fall FestAbita Brewing Co.5.403.22227-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.922597
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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