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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Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.503.992,222100
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9124100
Meckatzer Fest-MarzenMeckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiss KG5.404.074100
Aass ClassicAass Brewery5.503.611498
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.503.9538097
Glacier Chaser Marzen LagerGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House6.004.34297
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.9127296
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.8277596
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,80095
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5977295
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,21495
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.617594
OktoberfestDC Brau Brewing Co.5.503.942793
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,04693
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.5916692
Casco Bay OktoberfestCasco Bay Brewing Co.5.753.734592
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8131592
Oktoberfest LagerBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.752792
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,21391
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.679290
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,56290
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.5.203.826890
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.003.656390
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6413590
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7628589
Farm Table: MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.743289
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8555089
Squatters OktoberfestUtah Brewers Cooperative5.503.61089
Von Trapp Oktoberfestvon Trapp Brewing5.603.879489
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,51488
AmbarCervecera del Centro5.503.861387
WIBtoberfestWibby Brewing5.403.89187
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.847487
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,06387
Oktoberfest Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill5.103.85987
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.5110987
LTD Series - 07Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.703.64987
Odell OktoberfestOdell Brewing Company6.103.814986
Green Man HarvesterGreen Man Brewery6.003.796386
Harvest Moon Festbier Style AleSnoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom5.303.63086
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,54486
Victory Amber LagerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.741786
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.78285
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.480985
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4653885
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.5210584
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,94383
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6215183
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4431482
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