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)5.303.667,44980
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,55890
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,53986
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,50788
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.503.992,221100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,94383
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,79595
Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,71577
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,696-
Weihenstephaner FestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.71,541-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.41,405-
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,21395
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,21291
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.381,14182
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,06287
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,04493
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.561,03580
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.581,004-
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.03907-
Goose OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7903-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3589981
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.480985
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.8277196
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5976695
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76756-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73670-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.64666-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.37642-
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.003.99618-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.65561-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8555089
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.603.64538-
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4653885
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.66533-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58501-
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.847387
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61456-
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing5.703.83451-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.48391-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57384-
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53380-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.503.9538097
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67369-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.61350-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62329-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8131592
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4431482
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45314-
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6230582
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