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 Score
Tin Tuba Marzen10 Barrel Brewing Co.6.1013.99
Oktoberfest105 West Brewing Company5.8013.73
Fest Bier12 Gates Brewing Company ? 13.68
Oktoberfest12welve Eyes Brewing5.5013.94
Fall Ale13 Below Brewery5.6000
Magic Mile Marzen13 Virtues Brewing Co.6.0000
Paultoberfest13 Virtues Brewing Co.5.2000
Marooner Marzen14 Cannons5.3024.13
Oktoberfest14th Star Brewing Co.4.8073.68
Oktoberfest1933 Brewing Company6.2000
The Chief2 Brothers Brewery6.3073.67
Fest Bier2 Silos Brewing Co6.3013.73
Hawktoberfest23rd Street Brewery ? 43.51
Oktoberfest2nd Story Brewing Co.5.2014
DELCOFest2SP Brewing Company5.00113.88
Mission To Marzen3 Daughters Brewing5.10113.64
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.007663.78
Oktoberfest3 Nations Brewing Co.5.8023.8
Marzen Lager300 Suns Brewing4.8013.71
Marzen3rd Turn Brewing6.4013.5
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
Sundown450 North Brewing Company8.0033.68
Augtoberfest49th State Brewing Company5.4033.78
Party Boy49th State Brewing Company7.0013.71
Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier5 Rabbit Cerveceria6.30833.75
Oktoberfest5 Seasons Westside ? 44.03
Oktober56fest56 Brewing6.0000
Wreck the Halls Marzen57 Brew Pub & Bistro6.6000
Oktoberfest612 Brew5.5063.37
Oktoberfest7 Locks Brewing5.9023.79
Octoberfirst7 Mile Brewery6.5000
Harvest Ale7 Seas Brewery and Taproom6.5033.96
Autumn Ale7 Seas Brewery and Taproom6.5000
Märzen7Stern Bräu5.1033.76
Oktoberfest 7th Settlement Brewery6.3033.79
Achtoberfest8th Wonder Brewery5.8013.85
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
Oat ' toberfestAbe Erb Brewing Co.5.5013.49
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.402203.43
Åbro Bryggmästarens OktoberfestölÅbro Bryggeri5.4032.58
OktoberfestAccomplice Beer Company5.6013.69
OktoberfestAdirondack Pub & Brewery6.20243.7
MärzenAdler Bräu5.8000
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