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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)5.303.675,50781
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.591,94685
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.861,82088
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.971,72591
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.504.071,475100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company5.603.71,37183
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.651,29277
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.951,24195
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.161,210-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.871,00495
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.6792791
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.68921-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.4914-
Hoss Rye LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.75856-
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.5682380
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.7372094
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.9669394
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.803.3368582
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58682-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.465786
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.07609-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.6359696
MunsterfestThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.003.77579-
OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3152381
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.66499-
Summit Oktoberfest MarzenSummit Brewing Company6.603.62475-
Heavy Seas - MärzenHeavy Seas Beer5.753.57432-
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company5.403.4443085
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.66386-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62380-
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.63374-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.82364-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.38355-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.6327-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.52295-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.74284-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.55277-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9827497
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6327485
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.38272-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53262-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63260-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.57255-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.823790
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.8232-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.8922697
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7521787
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4221183
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.77203-
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.72198-
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