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.6.5042,225100
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.7.503.9538197
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.5.003.8277796
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,80495
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5977795
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,22295
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6117694
OktoberfestDC Brau Brewing Co.5.503.952893
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,05293
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.5916692
Casco Bay OktoberfestCasco Bay Brewing Co.5.753.734592
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8131692
Oktoberfest LagerBoston Beer Works - Canal Street6.003.752792
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,21491
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.679490
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,57090
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 Company5.503.753389
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8555189
Squatters OktoberfestUtah Brewers Cooperative5.503.61089
Von Trapp Oktoberfestvon Trapp Brewing5.603.879689
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,51688
AmbarCervecera del Centro5.503.871487
WIBtoberfestWibby Brewing5.403.89187
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.847787
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,06587
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 Company6.103.815886
Green Man HarvesterGreen Man Brewery6.003.796386
Harvest Moon Festbier Style AleSnoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom5.303.63086
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,55086
Victory Amber LagerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.741786
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.78285
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.481085
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
Straub Oktoberfest LagerStraub Brewery5.7042785
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4654085
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.5210584
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,95183
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6215183
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