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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
Oktoberfest LagerHangar 24 Brewery5.703.6633-
Blowing Rock Oktoberfest LagerBlowing Rock Brewing Co. ? 3.3233-
Okto BraüBlue Hills Brewery5.803.173257
Martian Marzen LagerBuckeye Brewing Company ? 3.5832-
Hoffmann OktoberfestClimax Brewing Company6.203.5632-
Licher OktoberfestLicher Privatbrauerei5.703.6431-
ConchtoberfestFlorida Beer Company ? 3.3531-
Elevator 1810 OktoberfestElevator Brewery & Draught Haus5.903.5231-
ZepptemberfestFrench Broad Brewing Co.6.103.7131-
RocktoberfestDiamond Bear Brewing Company5.983.7330-
Black Oak OaktoberfestBlack Oak Brewing Co.5.003.8830-
OktoberfestLake Superior Brewing Company ? 3.6630-
OktoberfestSusquehanna Brewing Company ? 3.1730-
Aries Märzen OktoberfestEmpyrean Brewing Company5.303.7130-
SchadenfreudeParallel 49 Brewing Company5.004.0730-
Fest Bier Märzen LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.6.003.6730-
Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest BierFat Heads Brewery & Saloon5.003.7529-
OctoberfestIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant6.003.829-
Heiner Brau Mardi Gras FestbierCovington Brewhouse ? 3.2429-
Oktoberfest LagerHalf Pints Brewing Company6.203.8729-
Oktoberfest LagerEllicottville Brewing Co.5.003.4729-
OktoberfestLucky Bucket Brewing Co. ? 3.4828-
Rothaus Eis ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.603.8828-
Harvest Moon Festbier Style AleSnoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom5.303.572887
Saranac MarzenbierMatt Brewing Company5.603.262870
Revival Imperial OctoberfestRevival Brewing Co.7.003.8427-
OktofestThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.003.7427-
Casco Bay OktoberfestCasco Bay Brewing Co.5.753.762792
Carolina Oktoberfest LagerCarolina Brewing Company5.603.7827-
BisonfestFlying Bison Brewing Company ? 3.9126-
O-toberfestO'so Brewing Company & Tap House5.903.3126-
Oktoberfest Froggy Style LagerHoppin' Frog Brewery7.303.826-
LTD Series - 07Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.703.652687
Savannah Fest BeerMoon River Brewing Company4.903.3524-
FestbierCity Brewing Company, LLC ? 2.8724-
Ballast Point OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company5.703.7124-
Autumn WindsGrey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island5.803.6124-
Red HammerPaddock Wood Brewing Co.6.003.6624-
BobtoberfestHeater Allen Brewing5.40423-
Summit House OktoberfestPaper City Brewery Co., Inc. ? 3.472380
Ayinger Kirta-HalbePrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.804.0123-
Green Man HarvesterGreen Man Brewery6.003.5423-
Dam Straight LagerDillon Dam Brewery ? 3.8922-
Horny Goat OktoberfestHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.003.1522-
Franconia OktoberfestFranconia Brewing Company ? 3.4222-
OktoberfestSt. George Brewing Company, The5.003.8222-
Mustang Harvest LagerMustang Brewing Company5.603.2322-
Klosterbräu BraunbierBrauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu5.703.9622-
Brookside BeerRoslyn Brewing4.503.6722-
Oktoberfest LagerBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.792292
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