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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 Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4322483
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.822192
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6320982
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5620880
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.45204-
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.62200-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.27195-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.72190-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76179-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57176-
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.71170-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.38157-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.76152-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.6150-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214683
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.5142-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6514194
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.0814176
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.47139-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6513190
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6313092
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.34130-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.74115-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.05115-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.75111-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.41111-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.81109-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.74105-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.61101-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.17101100
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.8899-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6899-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.639880
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.4598-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.3797-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.7896-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.5596-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.7993-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5592-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.518985
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.228895
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.6787-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.7186-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9481100
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.5281-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.3478-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5978-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.427887
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.876-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.8176-
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