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
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6110290
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.8110096
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.5198-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.049676
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.599492
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.6194-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.7788-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.6683-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.5580-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.787792
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.67494
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.7273-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5772-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.797187
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.870-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.6770-
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.656982
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.3269-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.7569-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.5168-
Hole In The Rock Marzen Style LagerMinhas Craft Brewery ? 3.0366-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.3266-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.6260-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.645981
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.7758-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.8158-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.8353100
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.552-
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6651-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.2950-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.1348-
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.703.647-
MarzenSudwerk Brewing Company5.303.546-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.474687
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.8145-
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.003.6145-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.5545-
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.004.1443-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub6.503.8241-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.1441-
Nils Oscar Kalasölthe Nils Oscar Company5.203.6841-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.5741-
Oktoberfest BrauGarrison Brewing Company4.903.5140-
Oktoberfest RevolutionRevolution Brewing Company5.703.7438-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.6138-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.9137-
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.103.6536-
1906 Reserva EspecialHijos De Rivera, S.A.6.503.136-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.135-
Heiner Brau MaerzenCovington Brewhouse ? 3.5535-
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