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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 & Saloon5.703.6169-
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6369-
MarzenSudwerk Restaurant and Brewery5.303.5268-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.7868-
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.703.5367-
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.103.6266-
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.004.0966-
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.003.5265-
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.626591
Wolters Fest-BierHofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH5.003.3265-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.8865-
1906 Reserva EspecialHijos De Rivera, S.A.6.503.2364-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.5562-
Hofbräu OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG6.303.3561-
Kipona FestAppalachian Brewing Company4.903.5859-
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.6657-
Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG6.003.9556-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.7256-
Nils Oscar Kalasölthe Nils Oscar Company5.203.6555-
Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.003.7955-
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.725485
Sin City AmberSin City Brewing Co.5.703.452-
Sweetwater Dank Tank DanktoberfestSweetWater Brewing Company8.503.835089
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.003.625090
OktoberfestPort City Brewing5.503.8549-
Thomas Creek OktoberfestThomas Creek Brewery6.003.8448-
Oktoberfest BrauGarrison Brewing Company4.903.5248-
OktoberBeastAviator Brewing Company7.203.7245-
Heiner Brau MaerzenCovington Brewhouse ? 3.5444-
OktofestThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.003.7244-
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln4.604.3843-
Fest BeerLancaster Brewing Company5.503.6342-
Columbus FestbierColumbus Brewing Company ? 3.6142-
AltoberfestElement Brewing Company8.354.1642-
OktoberfestChurch Brew Works5.903.6942-
Old SchoolMother's Brewing Company5.503.841-
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-
Hofbräu FestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.8338-
Fest Amber LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.203.0638-
OktoberfestGranite City Food & Brewery6.103.3637-
Oktoberfest LagerMarshall Brewing Company6.003.5137-
OktoberfestAktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG5.903.5337-
Oktoberfest LagerHangar 24 Brewery5.703.6537-
Série Signature OktoberfestLes Trois Mousquetaires4.103.9137-
Schönramer GoldPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram6.003.7736-
Würzburger OktoberfestWürzburger Hofbräu AG ? 3.753581
AARGHtoberfest!Heavy Seas Beer6.003.5334-
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