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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
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.703.5367-
Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Heads Brewery & Saloon5.703.667-
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6267-
MarzenSudwerk Restaurant and Brewery5.303.5266-
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.103.6266-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.865-
Wolters Fest-BierHofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH5.003.3265-
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.636491
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.004.1164-
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.003.5363-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.5562-
Hofbräu OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG6.303.3561-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.8760-
1906 Reserva EspecialHijos De Rivera, S.A.6.503.259-
Kipona FestAppalachian Brewing Company4.903.5857-
Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG6.003.9556-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.7455-
Nils Oscar Kalasölthe Nils Oscar Company5.203.6454-
Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.003.7954-
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.735285
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.6451-
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.003.625090
Sweetwater Dank Tank DanktoberfestSweetWater Brewing Company8.503.844989
Sin City AmberSin City Brewing Co.5.703.4349-
OktoberfestPort City Brewing5.503.8548-
Oktoberfest BrauGarrison Brewing Company4.903.5248-
Thomas Creek OktoberfestThomas Creek Brewery6.003.8647-
OktoberBeastAviator Brewing Company7.203.7245-
Heiner Brau MaerzenCovington Brewhouse ? 3.5444-
Columbus FestbierColumbus Brewing Company ? 3.6142-
OktoberfestChurch Brew Works5.903.6942-
Fest BeerLancaster Brewing Company5.503.6341-
AltoberfestElement Brewing Company8.354.1741-
Late Harvest LagerBear Republic Brewing Co.6.303.6639-
Das Echte MaerzenDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.503.6339-
ZeltbierVictory Brewing Company6.203.8339-
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln4.604.3839-
Spezial Rauchbier MärzenBrauerei Spezial5.304.0938-
Old SchoolMother's Brewing Company5.503.8238-
Fest Amber LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.203.0638-
OktoberfestGranite City Food & Brewery6.103.3637-
Hofbräu FestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.8437-
Oktoberfest LagerMarshall Brewing Company6.003.5137-
OktoberfestAktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG5.903.5337-
Schönramer GoldPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram6.003.7736-
Würzburger OktoberfestWürzburger Hofbräu AG ? 3.753581
Série Signature OktoberfestLes Trois Mousquetaires4.103.9435-
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.6.003.923490
Bayern Oktoberfest LagerBayern Brewing, Inc.6.003.5934-
AARGHtoberfest!Heavy Seas Beer6.003.5333-
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