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)5.303.667,34480
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,48490
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,48286
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,44788
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.5042,183100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,91283
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,73195
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,68477
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,659-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.691,496-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.391,364-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company10.203.841,30094
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,19991
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,17295
Shiner OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.371,09582
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,03987
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,02493
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.561,01080
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58921-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3587581
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.04870-
OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7853-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.478885
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5974695
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76745-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73660-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.63655-
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.865496
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.36607-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8453189
Saranac OctoberfestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4653185
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.64524-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.66503-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.63501-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58486-
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62451-
Copper LegendJack's Abby Brewing5.903.7844787
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.003.99446-
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing Company5.703.8417-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.49381-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57373-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.503.9537097
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.54369-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67364-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.61337-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62324-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45313-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8130692
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4430582
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