German 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. Thus, most were brewed in March (Märzen). These beers were kept in cold storage through the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’'d last longer. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, and toasty, with a moderately high alcohol content. Its color can be anywhere from pale gold to medium amber, but is typically some shade of copper. Like other dark lagers, the aroma is driven by malt, not hops. Best enjoyed by the half liter in a Bavarian beer garden.

ABV: 5.0–6.5% | IBU: 18–25 | Glassware: Mug (or Seidel, Stein)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.307,9363.68
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.802,8084.03
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.902,7433.64
Paulaner Oktoberfest MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.802,7323.89
OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.502,4064.07
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.602,0493.7
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.801,9873.97
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.101,8043.2
OktoberfestBrooklyn Brewery5.501,7993.65
Weihenstephaner FestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.801,7733.77
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.301,5983.53
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company8.001,3893.92
OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.601,3133.79
Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.301,2663.68
Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store5.501,2363.66
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery5.801,2303.39
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.251,1363.96
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.201,1133.77
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.601,0803.59
Goose Fest BierGoose Island Beer Co.5.701,0033.68
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.459973.35
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.008133.41
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.708063.66
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.007923.77
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.007923.81
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.907413.47
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.807043.68
OktoberfestSummit Brewing Company6.506943.65
Dead RingerBallast Point Brewing Company6.006843.7
Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (Oktoberfest Wiesn)Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.006493.88
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.705903.79
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.005873.77
OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.605833.66
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.405553.48
OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.505533.61
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing5.705353.79
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.004583.62
OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.504293.53
Life On MärzenBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.804113.99
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.004073.55
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company6.103973.69
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503823.64
Fest Märzen LagerNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503773.65
Sierra Nevada / Bitburger - Oktoberfest (2019)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.003733.92
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503513.62
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703363.49
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003333.84
ClawhammerHighland Brewing5.003263.64
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503143.42
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003143.77
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