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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 Company5.703.72195-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.46188-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.27180-
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.64179-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76179-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.72178-
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6417482
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8217392
Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas Beer9.003.7169-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.57156-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6314483
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6813594
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery ? 3.76134-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.0613176
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6512990
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6312692
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.52125-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.75124-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.38120-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.48118-
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.37115-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.57109-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.04108-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.74105-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.8105-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company6.503.74103-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6798-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.7697-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.3997-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.8995-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.4795-
Summit Fest BierSummit Brewing Company5.504.1991100
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.7890-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.7788-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5385-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.3685-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.518485
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.784-
Otter Creek Oktoberfest LagerOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.803.4783-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.68280
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.238095
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.6178-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5976-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.5575-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.427587
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9372100
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.5372-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.3271-
Hole In The Rock Marzen Style LagerMinhas Craft Brewery ? 2.9970-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.7769-
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