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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Dirndl DropperLorelei Brewing Company ? 51-
Belgian-Style MärzenFlying Dodo Brewing Company5.804.951-
OktoberfestBierstadt Lagerhaus6.204.711-
Schoolcraft LagerUpper Hand Brewery6.004.681-
OktoberfestCrystal Lake Brewing5.504.671-
OctoberfestRed Lodge Ales5.504.611-
16 DaysSingleSpeed Brewing ? 4.61-
OktoberfestFolklore Brewing & Meadery6.004.592-
MärzenVetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim ? 4.545-
Arches FestbierArches Brewing6.304.531-
Jubiläumsbier 550 Jahre BurgkunstadtGünther Bräu5.504.531-
OktoberfestNorth River Hops and Brewing5.904.524-
OktoberfestStillmank Beer Company ? 4.51-
OktoberfestBusted Sandal Brewing Company ? 4.51-
Fair-Weather AndyGonzo's Biggdogg Brewing6.204.51-
Über-Jing Oktoberfest LagerJing-A (京A) Brewing Co.6.504.51-
Aufsesser FestbierBrauereigasthof Rothenbach Sonnenhof5.104.482-
Smoked MarzenSwitchback Brewing Company5.404.486-
Aard-ToberfestAardwolf Brewing Company5.504.432-
HausfestDrake's Brewing Co.6.804.431-
BlaketoberfestFifty West Brewing Co5.604.41-
Zuma ZenDillon Dam Brewery ? 4.42-
The HunterLost Forty Brewery6.104.399-
FastenbierBrauerei & Gasthof Drei Kronen5.404.381-
Oktoberfest LägerThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse4.504.381-
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln4.604.3757-
Fruhling LagerFitger's Brewhouse ? 4.352-
HB OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Newport6.304.341-
StaastoberfestStaas Brewing Company6.004.342-
Teufel HundenService Brewing Company5.404.3414-
Pisgah OctoberfestPisgah Brewing Co.6.004.346-
Glacier Chaser Marzen LagerGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House6.004.34297
Oaked Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.004.322-
Fest MarzenThe Bruery6.404.313-
MärzenPax Bräu5.604.311-
MarzenBroad Ripple Brew Pub5.204.31-
Bierhalle MarzenBierhalle ? 4.31-
Anacortes OktoberfestAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill6.404.32-
InfusionfestInfusion Brewing Co.6.104.293-
MarcoweBrowar Kormoran7.204.291-
OktoberfestLengthwise Brewing Company ? 4.2912-
Ritter 1645 Ur-MärzenRitter St. Georgenbrauerei Karl Glossner GmbH & Co. KG5.504.282-
NovembeerSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.504.281-
Imperial OctoberfestBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.282-
OktoberfestLunar Brewing ? 4.285-
Alpine Fest LagerSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.704.277-
OktoberfestAlbia Brewing Co. ? 4.271-
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauhaus (Pulana Pijiu Fang) ? 4.2712-
LagerThe Mitten Brewing Co.5.104.271-
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