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
The Big OJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House ? 3.211-
Frankenwälder MärzenPrivatbrauerei Frankenwälder Bürgerbräu Naila A. Wohn OHG5.302.81-
Seasonal Depression Marzen10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.604.051-
OktoberfestThe Brewerie At Union Station5.2041-
OktoberfestThorn Street Brewery6.7041-
Faust Weihnachts FestbierBrauhaus Faust-Miltenberger5.503.921-
The Paradox Lager OktoberfestParadox Brewery6.403.251-
OktoberfestWichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West ? 3.91-
Oktoberfest 2014Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery5.503.641-
OktoberfestAlbia Brewing Co. ? 4.271-
RocktoberfestThree Needs Brewery & Taproom5.804.081-
Acorn Squash FestbierDay Block Brewing Company ? 31-
DezemberfestTerritorial Brewing Company6.903.51-
ÜmlautStrangeways Brewing7.003.471-
OktoberfestBack Street Brewery ? 2.951-
St. Anna FestbierBrauerei Neder5.604.171-
Fest Devious Release #18Epic Brewing Company6.3031-
MirschzenWheaty Brewing Corps4.604.051-
Marzen German LagerCloud 9 Brewery5.303.081-
OktoberfestIronworks Brewpub5.303.621-
Marzen OktoberfestBeck's Sports Brewery ? 2.381-
MarzenDeep River Brewing Co.5.003.651-
Blok SteadyRound Guys Brewing Company4.7041-
UO (Urban Ottakringer)Ottakringer Brauerei AG4.902.731-
Hoots OktoberfestHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.6.504.51-
Zimbus DrachenblutSt. Georgenbräu5.603.381-
OktoberfestCavalier Beer5.6031-
Bierhalle MarzenBierhalle ? 4.31-
NachzüglerHammerHeart Brewing Company4.204.251-
OktoberfestGreen Room Brewing5.003.51-
Altenburger FestbierAltenburger Brauerei GmbH6.0031-
Das Engine OktoberfestEngine 15 Brewing Company5.203.251-
Thurn Und Taxis Fürstengold MärzenThurn Und Taxis Regensburg Gmbh Fürstliche Brauerei5.603.481-
OctoberfestPike 51 Brewing Company5.8031-
Wet HopHalf Full Brewery ? 3.51-
Auftauen KnochenArmstrong Ales6.004.211-
Lechweg-BierVilser Bergbräu4.903.51-
Marzen BierCrux Fermentation Project5.203.51-
OktoberfestbierBootstrap Brewing5.6031-
Erdinger OktoberfestErdinger Weissbräu5.7041-
OktoberfestSutter Buttes Brewing5.3031-
OktoberfestHoppers Grill & Brewing Co.4.0041-
OktoberfestCape May Brewing Company5.003.51-
Oktoberfest 2014 ZJGreen Room Brewing5.503.251-
Oktoberfest 2014 OakedGreen Room Brewing5.503.51-
Kitzmann WintergoldKitzmann Bräu5.903.231-
Cerveza Taina - Oktoberfest Marzen 2011Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House6.804.31-
Oktoberfest 2014 Dry HoppedGreen Room Brewing5.503.51-
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