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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)5.303.675,39581
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.591,92785
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.871,79688
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.971,68991
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.071,413100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.71,34383
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.651,28077
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.951,22895
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.151,178-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.8799595
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6791991
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.39899-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.68894-
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75849-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5681980
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7270594
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9668294
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58681-
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3366582
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.465086
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.07608-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6359196
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.77577-
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3151381
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66498-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.62468-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57432-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4442285
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62378-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.65367-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63366-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82359-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38354-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6322-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52287-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.73273-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9827297
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38271-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.55270-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6226685
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53262-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63257-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.57249-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.823690
Fall FestAbita Brewing Co.5.403.22232-
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8231-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.8922697
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4220783
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7520687
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5519780
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