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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)5.303.67494781
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.58183785
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.87170488
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.97161491
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.7129683
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.061286100
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.65124377
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.95117295
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.141067-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.8797095
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6788491
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.68852-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.39851-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5679080
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75786-
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7267694
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58665-
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9562394
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.462186
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3260582
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.08599-
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.78552-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6354196
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.347281
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66472-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.63443-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.58423-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4441485
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62369-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63344-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38339-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.83338-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.65333-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6307-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9726497
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.39261-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.53258-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.55258-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.52257-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.72255-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6225485
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63248-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.58243-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7922990
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8226-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.922397
Fall FestAbita Brewing Co.5.403.21219-
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4119483
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5619480
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7619387
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