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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)5.303.676,27481
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.62,13185
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.992,05891
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,05188
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.071,817100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.681,59683
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.651,45577
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.951,43695
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.171,376-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.871,13695
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.711,125-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.431,085-
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,05791
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7491790
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75896-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5689380
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3386282
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9580794
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.59761-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.471986
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.05690-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3267481
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.78643-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6362696
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company7.103.62556-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66545-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.66537-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.7480-
Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.203.8478-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4547085
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.64434-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57432-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.39422-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82415-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62413-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58386-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.73384-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9632897
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.53318-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6331085
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.75308-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53307-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7430787
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52298-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38291-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.61288-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.59278-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8325492
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.79253-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.8125090
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