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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#010 Patron SaintWisconsin Brewing Co.5.60243.51
#OctothorpeReinvention Brewing5.5013.25
'74-'75 OktoberfestStarpoint Brewing5.8013.75
12-Foot Fall LagerAkasha Brewing Company5.6013.47
13.Five OfestBlue Mountain Brewery6.00593.57
1516 MarzenAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill6.4013.56
1516 MarzenbierDark Star Brewing Company Limited5.5014
1517Lazarus Brewing Company5.0014.25
16 DaysSingleSpeed Brewing ? 24.8
1881 Gäuboden FestbierBrauerei Gebrüder Röhrl5.6013.51
30 Seconds to MarzenSouthern Swells Brewing Company5.9023.9
4 Pines Märzen4 Pines Brewing Company ? 13.77
95 Problems But a Pope Ain't OneWindmill Brewing5.0013.87
A Beer Named StüFall Brewing Company5.5014
A. Le Coq Imperial MärzenAS Tartu Õlletehas5.0052.83
A.A. Fest LagerAltamont Beer Works6.5013.65
Aard-ToberfestAardwolf Brewing Company5.5024.43
Aass ClassicAass Brewery5.50143.66
Abbey Oktoberfest MarzenAbbey Brewing Co.6.0043.76
Åbro Bryggmästarens OktoberfestölÅbro Bryggeri5.4032.58
Absolute Block Beach Smoked MarzenMonks House of Ale Repute / Gandy Dancer Brew Works5.8013.75
Abtei Sonderbiere ErntebierMettlacher Abtei-Bräu5.2013.51
Accordion Man MärzenDiscretion Brewing5.5043.72
Achtoberfest8th Wonder Brewery5.8013.85
Achtung OktoberfestThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery5.8000
Achtung OktoberfestThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.8063.08
Acorn Squash FestbierDay Block Brewing Company ? 13
Across The Nation 191 MärzenCentral City Brewers + Distillers5.4013.77
AfterburnerMetropolitan Brewing5.501023.94
AHB MarzenAngry Horse Brewing5.2012
Ahornberger Dark MarzenAhornberger Landbrauerei ? 23.72
Ahornberger MärzenAhornberger Landbrauerei5.3024.17
Ährengold - FestbierStaffelberg-Bräu5.5014.07
Aiken German OktoberfestAiken Brewing Company6.3033.77
Airbräu Festbier (Jet A-1)Airbräu5.8023.93
Akiaji - Autumn BrewKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.00213.06
Albrecht MärzenZámecký Pivovar Frýdlant5.0013.76
Aldersbacher FestbierBrauerei Aldersbach6.0033.33
AletoberfestRoute 51 Brewing Company7.0000
All Saints OktoberfestAll Saints Brewing Company5.7053.54
All Year Fest BeerCottrell Brewing Co. ? 13.53
Allgäuer FestbierAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.5062.95
Allgauer OktoberfestDer HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss ? 24.05
Allgäuer OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.50213.91
AlpenglowSound to Summit Brewing7.3000
Alpenkonig Gold MarzenPrivatbrauerei und Mineralbrunnenbetrieb H. Egerer5.20413.55
Alpine Fest LagerSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.7074.23
Alpine OktoberfestAlpine Brewing Company ? 223.51
Alpine Wiesen OktoberfestBlue Blaze Brewing Co.5.6013.36
Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu KlosterstoffAlpirsbacher Klosterbräu5.9083.75
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