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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)5.303.667,10380
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,38986
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.942,36890
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.862,35888
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.5042,094100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.731,85383
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,65195
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,63677
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,601-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.681,390-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.381,303-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.841,26394
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,17791
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,12895
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.371,05182
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.78995-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5699380
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9598993
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.04832-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3582881
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.56822-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7774-
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Riegele CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.004.0676894
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.476785
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76727-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5971295
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73640-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.64632-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.7957496
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.35562-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4551885
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.65500-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8449689
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.65476-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58468-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62446-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7839087
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing Company5.703.78383-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.66376-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57364-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9436397
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67358-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.54357-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.49353-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.6319-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63317-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45305-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.7829792
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4529082
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