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)5.303.676,69880
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.62,23186
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.862,16888
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.992,15890
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.061,910100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.681,68383
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.641,53377
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.951,51895
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.181,484-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.871,21494
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.711,200-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.441,160-
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.671,11691
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7497390
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.74962-
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.3294682
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5592680
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9589291
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.59781-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.3975785
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.04741-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3272381
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.78691-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6368395
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66604-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company7.103.62588-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.66577-
Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.203.79566-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.756596
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4449485
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63466-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.4454-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82429-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61423-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.74421-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58417-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7334587
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9534297
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.52340-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52337-
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.74336-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.52333-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6333185
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.61303-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.37299-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.6293-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8126892
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4526782
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.78265-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.825789
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