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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Samuel Adams OctoberfestBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.667,27980
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,44686
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.942,41790
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,41488
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.5042,146100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,88283
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,69095
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,66477
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,640-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.691,445-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.391,329-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.841,28694
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,19491
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,14595
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.371,07882
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,02687
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,01593
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.561,00480
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3586281
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.04848-
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.56834-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7806-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.478185
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5974295
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76735-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73648-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.63646-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.36586-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.603.7957796
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4552685
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8451689
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.65513-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.65484-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58478-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61448-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.67445-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7940787
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing Company5.703.79392-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.49377-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57369-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803.9436697
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.54363-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67361-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.6331-
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.63321-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45313-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8130192
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6229682
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4429682
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