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 Avg Ratings < Bros
Der HerbstBat Creek Brewery ? -0-
RocktoberfestTimeless Pints Brewing Company6.40-0-
Newport Festbier 2014Hofbräuhaus Newport6.00-0-
Red TailAmerican Sky Brewing Co.5.60-0-
Oktoberfest LagerSouth Park Brewing ? -0-
MarzenNickelpoint Brewing Co. ? -0-
TwistoberfestTwisted Crew Brewing Company6.00-0-
Zwiefalter FestbierZwiefalter Klosterbräu OHG5.60-0-
Autumn Ale7 Seas Brewery and Taproom6.50-0-
Cave Dweller MarzenBarley John's Brewing Company8.00-0-
OktoberfestBroken Plow Brewery ? -0-
OktoberFaust Superior Märzen LagerThe Faust Hotel (Faust Brewing Company)7.00-0-
Achtung OktoberfestThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery5.80-0-
Scheffels Bier Der JahreszeitKulturbrauerei Heidelberg ? -0-
OktoberfestNarrows Brewing Co.5.70-0-
Brewno MarzenEight Bridges Brewing Co.5.80-0-
Spring MarzenArrowood Farms5.90-0-
TomokafestTomoka Brewing Co.6.60-0-
Primal FestPrimal Brewing5.56-0-
Magic Mile Marzen13 Virtues Brewing Co.6.00-0-
OktoberfestLake Superior Brewing ? -0-
Yebisu Fukami Ajiwau YebisuSapporo Breweries Ltd.6.00-0-
Summer's EndRiver Mile 38 Brewing Co.6.00-0-
Iowa-FestIowa Brewing Company5.20-0-
O' The HumanityNoble Ale Works5.80-0-
SpringfestPlank Town Brewing Company5.80-0-
Humbug HarvestThree Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.5.70-0-
Molasses Pumpkin MärzenWhistle Hop Brewing Company5.10-0-
DrachenblutBrauerei Mühlbauer ? -0-
OktoberfestSchuylkill Mountain Brewing Co.5.60-0-
Marzen-OctoberfestSteelhead Brewing Co.6.60-0-
Paultoberfest13 Virtues Brewing Co.5.20-0-
Oettinger UrtypOettinger Brauerei5.60-0-
MartovskoyeCheboksarskaya Pivovariya "Buket Chuvashii"3.90-0-
Rare HelenFannin Brewing Company5.40-0-
MarzenNorthbridge Brewing Co5.50-0-
OktoberfestBrew Bistro & Lounge5.80-0-
Don MauBarranco Beer Company5.60-0-
NovemberfestFlat Branch Pub & Brewery4.80-0-
OktoberfestBemidji Brewing Company, LLC5.50-0-
Kadlez MarzenGrillhaus Kadlez ? -0-
OctoberfestSaint Benjamin Brewing Company ? -0-
OktoberfestUrban Harvest Brewing Company7.20-0-
Octoberfest LagerGrand Canyon Brewing Company ? -0-
FestbierHeroes Restaurant & Brewery5.50-0-
Hirsch Weih­nachts­-BierHirschbrauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.40-0-
Pratinha GarotinhoCervejaria Pratinha4.50-0-
Maple Marzen BockCastle Danger Brewery7.60-0-
Hansebier Martovskoye OktoberfestHansebier ? -0-
MerzenovenberTriple S Brewing5.80-0-
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