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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.5.703.4524982
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.924395
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6323180
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.45219-
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5621879
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.62214-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.7204-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.27202-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.38192-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.61188-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57187-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76179-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.76174-
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.71170-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.5159-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.49154-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.0915375
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6315192
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214981
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.35141-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6213691
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6513388
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.68129-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.43128-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.74126-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.61124-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.5711879
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.88118-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.06118-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.74117-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.73116-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.8112-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.56110-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.18107100
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.2210593
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.39104-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.48103-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.75102-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.71101-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.8101-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.5999-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6899-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.529683
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5295-
Octoberfest LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.4393-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.7693-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.969198
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.8290-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.7290-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.448785
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