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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 1807) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6329282
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4529282
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7627389
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.9126796
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.25260-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.37255-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.49248-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.56247-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.72245-
Dominion Octoberfest!Old Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5723880
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.76218-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.59215-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.53191-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76186-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.51185-
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.67184-
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.47181-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.1117976
Atwater BlöktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.32170-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6116994
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.19162-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.57160-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6115892
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.58158-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.6215381
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214983
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.62146-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub6.503.78144-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6413590
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.89134-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.13134-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.79133-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.78131-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.11127-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.78126-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.41125-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.87123-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.55119-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.69119-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.89117100
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.18112-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.78111-
Odell OktoberfestOdell Brewing Company6.103.8411086
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.76110-
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.55110-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.48109-
1906 Reserva EspecialHijos De Rivera, S.A.6.503.11109-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.88108-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.88106-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.67106-
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