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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
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8223592
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4323283
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6321582
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5621280
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.45207-
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.63206-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.27196-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.7194-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76179-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57178-
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.71170-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.4166-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.6161-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.75157-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.5149-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.49148-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214683
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.0914476
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6514194
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.34134-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6513390
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6313192
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.74120-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.06117-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.43116-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.75115-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.62111-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.81110-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.73107-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.610780
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.56102-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.18102100
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.88101-
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.6799-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.3999-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6899-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.4598-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.7997-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.7997-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.29595
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5293-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.519085
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.7189-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.7186-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9585100
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.8283-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.7882-
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.5282-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.3479-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5978-
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