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 Ratings < Score
Der HerbstBat Creek Brewery ? 00
OktoberfestBlack Forest Brewery5.7000
RocktoberfestTimeless Pints Brewing Company6.4000
Newport Festbier 2014Hofbräuhaus Newport6.0000
FestbierBrick Brewing Co.5.0000
OktoberphestEver Grain Brewing Co.6.3000
FestbierArdent Craft Ales5.6000
OktoberfestWhite Lakes Brewing / Vernon Arms Tavern5.0000
Oktoberfest LagerSouth Park Brewing ? 00
MarzenNickelpoint Brewing Co. ? 00
TwistoberfestTwisted Crew Brewing Company6.0000
Zwiefalter FestbierZwiefalter Klosterbräu OHG5.6000
Autumn Ale7 Seas Brewery and Taproom6.5000
Fest-MärzenBrauerei & Gasthof Drei Kronen5.2000
FEST BierBuoy Beer Company6.6000
OktoberfestBenning Brew Pub ? 00
OktoberfestBroken Plow Brewery ? 00
OktoberFaust Superior Märzen LagerThe Faust Hotel (Faust Brewing Company)7.0000
Achtung OktoberfestThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery5.8000
Scheffels Bier Der JahreszeitKulturbrauerei Heidelberg ? 00
Spring MarzenArrowood Farms5.9000
Primal FestPrimal Brewing5.5600
OktoberfestCherokee Brewing & Pizza Company6.7000
Magic Mile Marzen13 Virtues Brewing Co.6.0000
Drachen FutterLefty's Main Street Grille / Right Mind Brewing5.4000
OktoberfestLake Superior Brewing ? 00
Yebisu Fukami Ajiwau YebisuSapporo Breweries Ltd.6.0000
Summer's EndRiver Mile 38 Brewing Co.6.0000
Rotsproch LagerBasic City Beer Company5.0000
Ozarktoberfest Lager (2017)Wages Brewing Company5.7000
Oktoberfest 2017Cucapá Brewing Company5.2000
O' The HumanityNoble Ale Works5.8000
Mariestads Oktoberfest ÖlSpendrups Bryggeri AB5.8000
SpringfestPlank Town Brewing Company5.8000
Punk RoktoberStonehome Brewing Company5.6000
Humbug HarvestThree Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.5.7000
Molasses Pumpkin MärzenWhistle Hop Brewing Company5.1000
DrachenblutBrauerei Mühlbauer ? 00
Marzen-OctoberfestSteelhead Brewing Co.6.6000
Paultoberfest13 Virtues Brewing Co.5.2000
Oettinger UrtypOettinger Brauerei5.6000
MartovskoyeCheboksarskaya Pivovariya "Buket Chuvashii"3.9000
MarzenNorthbridge Brewing Co5.5000
OktoberfestBrew Bistro & Lounge5.8000
Don MauBarranco Beer Company5.6000
NovemberfestFlat Branch Pub & Brewery4.8000
OktoberfestBemidji Brewing Company, LLC5.5000
Kadlez MarzenGrillhaus Kadlez ? 00
Hoodie SeasonHysteria Brewing Company5.9000
OktoberfestUrban Harvest Brewing Company7.2000
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