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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
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.825490
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.924997
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6323882
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.44224-
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5622081
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.61219-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.28211-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.39208-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.7204-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.62197-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57189-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76180-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.77180-
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.7172-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.5163-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.5159-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.1115677
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6315594
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214983
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.34144-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6214193
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.69139-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6513390
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.44130-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.74127-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.62127-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.89122-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.5712181
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.06121-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.74120-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.73118-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.72115-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.1611595
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.8114-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.56112-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.16111100
Octoberfest LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.42109-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.57108-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.75107-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.38107-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.46106-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.8102-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6899-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.529685
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5295-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.7295-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9694100
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.7693-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.8392-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.459287
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