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)5.303.657,48580
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,56990
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,55086
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,51688
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.5042,225100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,95183
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,80495
Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,71777
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,702-
Weihenstephaner FestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.71,550-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.41,412-
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,22095
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,21491
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.381,14382
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,06587
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,05293
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.561,03780
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.581,006-
Goose Fest BierGoose Island Beer Co.5.703.7918-
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.03908-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3490181
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.481085
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.8277796
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5977795
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76757-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73670-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.64669-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.37645-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.66567-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8555189
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.603.64542-
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4654085
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.66537-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58503-
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.847787
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61457-
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing5.703.83452-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57385-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.503.9538197
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53380-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67368-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.61350-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62330-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8131692
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4431582
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45314-
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.76307-
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6130682
TuberfestLagunitas Brewing Company7.503.7430582
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