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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 RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.72196-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.46190-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.27189-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8118892
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6418782
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.64180-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76179-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.72179-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.78177-
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.71170-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57159-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6314483
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.38138-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6713794
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery ? 3.76136-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.0613376
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6513190
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.52126-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6312692
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.47124-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.59122-
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.37118-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.05111-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.81107-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.74105-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.74105-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.7799-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6899-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.8898-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.3898-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.4795-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.1994100
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.7890-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5489-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.7788-
Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.203.7888-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.58585
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.3685-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.784-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.68380
Otter Creek Oktoberfest LagerOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.803.4783-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.6281-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.238195
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.5577-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5977-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.427687
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.5175-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.3274-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9373100
Hole In The Rock Marzen Style LagerMinhas Craft Brewery ? 2.9970-
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