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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
Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Heads Brewery & Saloon5.703.671-
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6371-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.8671-
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.003.5170-
Hole In The Rock Marzen Style LagerMinhas Craft Brewery ? 2.9970-
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.703.5470-
MarzenSudwerk Restaurant and Brewery5.303.5269-
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.004.0868-
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.636691
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.103.6266-
Wolters Fest-BierHofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH5.003.3265-
1906 Reserva EspecialHijos De Rivera, S.A.6.503.2365-
Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.003.864-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.5464-
Kipona FestAppalachian Brewing Company4.903.5762-
Hofbräu OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG6.303.3562-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.761-
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.685885
Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG6.003.9557-
Nils Oscar Kalasölthe Nils Oscar Company5.203.6555-
Sin City AmberSin City Brewing Co.5.703.453-
OktoberfestPort City Brewing5.503.8452-
OktofestThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.003.7352-
Sweetwater Dank Tank DanktoberfestSweetWater Brewing Company8.503.825189
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.003.65190
Thomas Creek OktoberfestThomas Creek Brewery6.003.8251-
Old SchoolMother's Brewing Company5.503.7349-
OktoberBeastAviator Brewing Company7.203.7148-
Oktoberfest BrauGarrison Brewing Company4.903.5248-
OktoberfestChurch Brew Works5.903.7246-
Heiner Brau MaerzenCovington Brewhouse ? 3.5444-
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln4.604.444-
Fest BeerLancaster Brewing Company5.503.6342-
Columbus FestbierColumbus Brewing Company ? 3.6142-
AltoberfestElement Brewing Company8.354.1642-
ZeltbierVictory Brewing Company6.203.8240-
Late Harvest LagerBear Republic Brewing Co.6.303.6639-
Das Echte MaerzenDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.503.6339-
Spezial Rauchbier MärzenBrauerei Spezial5.304.0939-
OktoberfestGranite City Food & Brewery6.103.3738-
Hofbräu FestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.8338-
Oktoberfest LagerMarshall Brewing Company6.003.5238-
Schönramer GoldPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram6.003.7938-
Oktoberfest LagerHangar 24 Brewery5.703.6638-
Fest Amber LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.203.0638-
Würzburger OktoberfestWürzburger Hofbräu AG ? 3.773781
OktoberfestAktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG5.903.5337-
Bayern Oktoberfest LagerBayern Brewing, Inc.6.003.5637-
Série Signature OktoberfestLes Trois Mousquetaires4.103.9137-
ConchtoberfestFlorida Beer Company ? 3.4136-
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