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
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7628489
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.23281-
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.9127296
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.4272-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.57257-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.5254-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.73251-
Dominion Octoberfest!Old Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5724480
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.59227-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.76226-
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.46219-
Oktoberfest BeerLancaster Brewing Company5.203.54205-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.53205-
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.67199-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76186-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.1118676
Atwater BlöktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.33184-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.58176-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.617594
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.22173-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.63168-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.616781
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.5916692
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.57163-
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub6.503.78153-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.81152-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6215183
Odell OktoberfestOdell Brewing Company6.103.814986
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.71145-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.89140-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.13139-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.76138-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.8136-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6413590
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.78132-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.56128-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.41128-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.11127-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.16124-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.9124100
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.62120-
Hop Harvest OktoberfestPeak Organic Brewing Company4.903.83119-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.88118-
FranzRhinegeist Brewery5.403.65117-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.77116-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.79115-
Fest DeviousEpic Brewing Company5.803.57112-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.5111-
OktoberfestPort City Brewing5.503.87109-
Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.003.83109-
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