Märzen (Mayrt-zen) was historically brewed in Bavaria from March through the end of October.
Marzen / Oktoberfest
Before refrigeration, beer brewing typically stopped in March (Marz in German) and the beer was stored and drunk throughout the spring and summer months. At the end of the warmer months the remainder of the beer was consumed during Oktoberfest.
Ranging in color from gold to a deep red, the Vienna and Munich malts give the beer a toasty malt sweetness. Noble hops are used, giving a subtle herbal and floral taste and aroma, with mild hop bitterness. ABV can range from 5-7%.
Best served cool, at 46-54 degrees, and in a pint glass or beer mug.
Gordon Biersch FestBier celebrates fall and the flavor profiles of beers served at the modern day Oktoberfest. Originally, the Oktoberfest was held in the middle of October.
Brewed in the traditional Märzen style, our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head.
Crafted as a flavorful session beer, Bell's Octoberfest Beer is perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn. As with Bell's Lager Beer, Octoberfest spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels.
This Bavarian-style Oktoberfest Bier is brewed with the finest German ingredients in accordance with the Reinheistgebot or German Purity Law. This malty and crisp lager is one of the few that remain true to the Fest Biers of old. “Es ist nicht normal.” (Description provided by company)
Amped up Oktoberfest
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Straight to Ale's offering for your fall/Oktoberfest satisfaction.
A golden, bottom-fermented, typical Bavarian speciality beer for the Oktoberfest, fermented to medium strength, with a malty and very mildly bitter taste. (Description provided by company)
The Meredith Marzen is our first ever true lager brewed at Avondale. The Marzen style of beer is also known as an Oktoberfest style, traditionally brewed in March and cellared in caves until the end of summer. It was a special beer to be drank at Oktoberfest in Bavaria.