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
ElktoberfestElk Mountain Brewing ? -0-
Einheit OktoberfestStorz Trophy Room Grill & Brewery ? -0-
OctoberfestSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.80-0-
Heilige OktoberfestCervejaria Peter Von Brutschen Ltda.6.50-0-
OktoberfestBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse5.60-0-
OktoberfestLazy Boy Brewing5.50-0-
Genesee Brew House American Imperial MärzenGenesee Brew House ? -0-
Club Colombia Oktoberfest 2014Cervecería Bavaria5.50-0-
Mariestads OktoberölSpendrups Bryggeri AB5.80-0-
FestbierArcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus5.50-0-
Strawn OctoberfestStrawn Brewing Company5.00-0-
Kaiser Fest Imperial OktoberfestJohn S. Rhodell Brewery8.00-0-
OktoberfestDangerous Man Brewing5.20-0-
Oktoberfest Style LAgerThe Phoenix Brewing Company5.20-0-
Alt-Bamberg UrstoffBraumanufactur Alt-Bamberg5.50-0-
Marvin The MärzenNorth Country Brewing5.60-0-
Jean Paul BierLang Bräu OHG5.50-0-
Marzen-OctoberfestSteelhead Brewing Co.6.60-0-
'74-'75 OktoberfestStarpoint Brewing5.80-0-
Paultoberfest13 Virtues Brewing Co.5.20-0-
Abbey Oktoberfest MarzenAbbey Brewing Co.6.00-0-
Oettinger UrtypOettinger Brauerei5.60-0-
MarzenBelle Isle Restaurant & Brewery ? -0-
Rare HelenFannin Brewing Company5.40-0-
OktoberfestBrew Bistro & Lounge5.80-0-
SharktoberfestMudshark Brewing Co. ? -0-
Turia MarzenDamm S. A.5.40-0-
Don MauBarranco Beer Company5.60-0-
NovemberfestFlat Branch Pub & Brewery4.80-0-
OktoberfestBemidji Brewing Company, LLC5.50-0-
Kadlez MarzenGrillhaus Kadlez ? -0-
Frankenwälder MärzenPrivatbrauerei Frankenwälder Bürgerbräu Naila A. Wohn OHG5.30-0-
Octoberfest LagerGrand Canyon Brewing Company ? -0-
OktoberfestThe Brewerie At Union Station5.20-0-
FestbierHeroes Restaurant & Brewery5.50-0-
OktoberfestThorn Street Brewery6.70-0-
Maple Marzen BockCastle Danger Brewery7.60-0-
The Paradox Lager OktoberfestParadox Brewery6.40-0-
OktoberfestWichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West ? -0-
Oktoberfest 2014Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery5.50-0-
JacktoberJack Pine Brewery ? -0-
Fest BierYards Brewing Co.5.90-0-
OktoberfestAlbia Brewing Co. ? -0-
Max MärzenDie Weisse ? -0-
Acorn Squash FestbierDay Block Brewing Company ? -0-
DezemberfestTerritorial Brewing Company6.90-0-
ÜmlautStrangeways Brewing7.00-0-
Sierra OktoberfestOzzbeco (K) Ltd. (Sierra Premium)5.60-0-
Fest Devious Release #18Epic Brewing Company6.30-0-
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