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 Ratings Avg
Tin Tuba Marzen10 Barrel Brewing Co.6.1013.99
Oktoberfest105 West Brewing Company5.8013.73
Magic Mile Marzen13 Virtues Brewing Co.6.000-
Paultoberfest13 Virtues Brewing Co.5.200-
Oktoberfest14th Star Brewing Co.4.8063.73
Oktoberfest1933 Brewing Company6.200-
The Chief2 Brothers Brewery6.3073.67
Hawktoberfest23rd Street Brewery ? 43.51
Oktoberfest2nd Story Brewing Co.5.2014
DELCOFest2SP Brewing Company5.0093.96
Mission To Marzen3 Daughters Brewing5.10113.64
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.007593.78
Oktoberfest3 Nations Brewing Co.5.8023.8
Marzen Lager300 Suns Brewing4.8013.71
Marzen3rd Turn Brewing6.400-
Oktoberfest4 Noses Brewing Company6.5033.72
4 Pines Märzen4 Pines Brewing Company ? 13.77
Marzen4204 Main Street Brewing Co.5.2022.57
Oktoberfest4204 Main Street Brewing Co. ? 23.88
Augtoberfest49th State Brewing Company5.4033.78
Party Boy49th State Brewing Company7.0013.71
Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier5 Rabbit Cerveceria6.30793.75
Oktoberfest5 Seasons Westside ? 44.03
Oktoberfest612 Brew5.5063.37
Octoberfirst7 Mile Brewery6.500-
Harvest Ale7 Seas Brewery and Taproom6.5033.96
Autumn Ale7 Seas Brewery and Taproom6.500-
Märzen7Stern Bräu5.1033.76
Oktoberfest 7th Settlement Brewery6.3033.79
Oktoberfest LagerA1A Aleworks5.2063.46
Aard-ToberfestAardwolf Brewing Company5.5024.43
Aass ClassicAass Brewery5.50143.66
October UnfilteredAB Mohawk Brewing Company5.9073.39
Abbey Oktoberfest MarzenAbbey Brewing Co.6.0043.76
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.402183.43
Åbro Bryggmästarens OktoberfestölÅbro Bryggeri5.4032.58
OktoberfestAdirondack Pub & Brewery6.20233.7
MärzenAdler Bräu5.800-
OktoberfestAdventure Brewing Company4.3013.49
OktoberfestAdventure Brewing South ? 163.71
AmerifestAftershock Brewing Co.7.6023.64
KümmerspeckAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse ? 53.88
Against The Grain / Three Floyds: Too Dumb To Be EvilAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse5.90313.7
Harvest FestbierAgrarian Ales5.200-
HafenkranAhoi Bier5.0013.5
Ahornberger MärzenAhornberger Landbrauerei5.3024.17
Ahornberger Dark MarzenAhornberger Landbrauerei ? 23.72
Aiken German OktoberfestAiken Brewing Company6.3023.9
Airbräu Festbier (Jet A-1)Airbräu5.8023.93
Autumn FestbierAirways Brewing Company ? 13.97
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