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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
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5619980
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.72198-
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6419682
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.46193-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.27190-
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.63182-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76180-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.71180-
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.71170-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57163-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.39145-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6314483
Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.203.81143-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery ? 3.76140-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6613994
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.0613576
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.57133-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6513190
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.52127-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.47127-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6312692
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.36120-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.05112-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.81108-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.73107-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.74105-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.76102-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.39100-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6899-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.8898-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.1897100
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.4795-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.7892-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5390-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.7890-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.618780
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.3687-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.58685
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.6185-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.785-
Otter Creek Oktoberfest LagerOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.803.4783-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.238295
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.5479-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5977-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.427687
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.5176-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.3275-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9474100
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6371-
Hole In The Rock Marzen Style LagerMinhas Craft Brewery ? 2.9970-
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