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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OktoberfestRebel Toad Brewing Company5.4015
Dirndl DropperLorelei Brewing Company ? 15
Belgian-Style MärzenFlying Dodo Brewing Company5.8014.95
New MunichHOMES Brewery6.3014.94
16 DaysSingleSpeed Brewing ? 24.8
OktoberfestPrairie Krafts Brewing Company5.8014.75
VolksfestbierMile Wide Beer Co.6.2014.75
OktoberfestBierstadt Lagerhaus6.2024.71
Schoolcraft LagerUpper Hand Brewery6.0014.68
OctoberfestRed Lodge Ales5.5014.61
OktoberfestUnsung Brewing Company5.7014.6
OktoberfestFolklore Brewing & Meadery6.0024.59
MärzenVetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim ? 54.56
OctoweisserDecatur Brew Works7.5014.56
Local's Stash Imperial Marzen LagerCrazy Mountain Brewing Company8.9014.55
Arches FestbierArches Brewing6.3014.53
Jubiläumsbier 550 Jahre BurgkunstadtGünther Bräu5.5014.53
Old Fest LagerChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen6.0024.5
Fair-Weather AndyGonzo's Biggdogg Brewing6.2014.5
OktoberfestStillmank Brewing Co. ? 14.5
Über-Jing Oktoberfest LagerJing-A (京A) Brewing Co.6.5014.5
StaastoberfestStaas Brewing Company6.0034.49
Aufsesser FestbierBrauereigasthof Rothenbach Sonnenhof5.1024.48
Amber MarzenLang Bräu OHG5.0024.45
OktagonMankato Brewery5.4014.45
Legend of 1810Legends Craft Brewery & Tasting Room5.8014.45
Marzan AleOld Colorado Brewing Company5.5014.44
Oktoberfest Wiesn BierHoops Brewing Company6.9014.43
Aard-ToberfestAardwolf Brewing Company5.5024.43
HausfestDrake's Brewing Co.6.8014.43
BlaketoberfestFifty West Brewing Co5.6014.4
FestzeltGreat Central Brewing Company5.9014.38
Anacortes OktoberfestAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill6.4024.38
FastenbierBrauerei & Gasthof Drei Kronen5.4014.38
Oktoberfest LägerThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse4.5014.38
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln4.60624.37
Fruhling LagerFitger's Brewhouse ? 24.35
OktoberfestLa Cumbre Brewing Co.5.4044.35
Märzen/OktoberfestDry Dock Brewing Co.6.0044.34
Sir Monty's OctoberfestSir Monty's Brewing Company5.4024.34
Glacier Chaser Marzen LagerGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House6.0024.34
Fest MarzenThe Bruery6.4034.31
MärzenPax Bräu5.6014.31
CakeFaceCold Garden Beverage Company5.1034.31
Spencer Trappist Festive Lager (Tequila Oak Barrel Aged)The Spencer Brewery7.5014.31
MarzenBroad Ripple Brew Pub5.2014.3
Bierhalle MarzenBierhalle ? 14.3
OktoberfestDisgruntled Brewing5.0034.3
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