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.6.503.992,221100
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.89123100
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 Company5.703.9127196
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.8277196
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,79595
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5976695
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,21395
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.617594
OktoberfestDC Brau Brewing Co.5.503.942793
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,04393
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.5916592
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 Hall5.303.681,21291
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.679190
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,55890
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 Company5.603.7628489
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 Brewing5.603.889389
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,50788
AmbarCervecera del Centro5.503.911287
WIBtoberfestWibby Brewing5.403.89187
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.847387
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,06287
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 Brewery6.003.726286
Harvest Moon Festbier Style AleSnoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom5.303.63086
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,53986
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 Brewery5.273.5210484
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,94383
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6215083
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4431482
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