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Märzen / Oktoberfest Bier

Oktoberfest is a German festival dating from 1810, and Oktoberfestbiers are the beers that have been served at the festival since 1818, and are supplied by 6 breweries: Spaten, Lowenbrau, Augustiner, Hofbrau, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Traditionally Oktoberfestbiers were the lagers of around 5.5 to 6 abv called Marzen - brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months. Originally these would have been dark lagers, but from 1872 a strong March brewed version of an amber-red Vienna lager made by Josef Sedlmayr became the favourite Oktoberfestbier. Since the 1990s European brewed versions have tended to be golden in colour, while American versions have remained dark or amber.

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1Heater Allen Bobtoberfest 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 47  3.72 Find
2Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 1495  3.61 Find
3Free State Octoberfest 
Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas
 84  3.6 Find
4Surly SurlyFest 
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 371  3.59 Find
5Knoblach Schammelsdorfer 1516 Ur-Märzen  
Brauerei Knoblach
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany
 22  3.58 Find
6Sierra Nevada / Bitburger Oktoberfest (2019) 
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California
 131  3.56 Find
7Dark Horse Oktoberfest Beer 
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Marshall, Michigan
 61  3.53 Find
8Vrooden Oktoberfest 
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 11  3.52 Find
9Urban Chestnut Oachkatzlschwoaf (O-Katz) 
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
 75  3.51 Find
10Half Acre Lager Town 
Half Acre Beer Company
Chicago, Illinois
 49  3.5 Find
11Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest 
Sweetwater Brewing Company
Atlanta, Georgia
 56  3.49 Find
12Calumet Oktoberfest 
Rowlands Calumet Brewery
Chilton, Wisconsin
 43  3.49 Find
13Jack's Abby Copper Legend 
Jack's Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 117  3.48 Find
14AleSmith Oktoberfest  
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 41  3.48 Find
15Fair State Festbier 
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 19  3.46 Find
16Ayinger Kirtabier (Autumn Beer) 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 89  3.46 Find
17Augustinerbräu Kloster Mülln Märzen 
Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln
Salzburg, Austria
 80  3.45 Find
18Half Pints Oktoberfest Lager 
Half Pints Brewing Co.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 46  3.44 Find
19The Civil Life Oktoberfest 
The Civil Life Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
 15  3.44 Find
20Knoblach Schammelsdorfer Festbier 
Brauerei Knoblach
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany
 23  3.44 Find
21Chuckanut Festbier 
Chuckanut Brewery
Bellingham, Washington
 18  3.44 Find
22Hangar 24 Seasonal: Oktoberfest  
Hangar 24 Craft Brewing
Redlands, California
 43  3.44 Find
23Tired Hands Oktüberfest 
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
 23  3.43 Find
24Burial / Creature Comforts Culture Keepers Festbier Lager 
Burial Beer Company
Asheville, North Carolina
 13  3.43 Find
25Les Trois Mousquetaires Oktoberfest 
LTM - Les Trois Mousquetaires
Brossard, Quebec
 115  3.42 Find


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