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Oktober Fest-Märzen

Seasonal - Famous at fall beer festivals.

The History of Oktober Fest-Märzen

Bavarians have been celebrating the harvest with beer festivals since before the 1400s. Märzen is brewed in March to be ready for the September and October beer festivals.


Rich, amber-golden color. Deep, inviting, malty nose and bready, wonderful flavor that's an ode to barley. Medium to big body, with a touch of warming alcohol on the finish. Soft dryness from long maturation.

Serving Suggestion

Tellerfleisch (boiled beef), pretzels and radishes, goulash with dumplings, clam chowder, bock-wurst, weiner schnitzel, roasted chicken, pork, and sauerkraut. Traditionally served in tall earthenware or glass mugs.


The Street "Ten Most Popular Oktoberfest Beers,", October 3, 2017

Hopculture "Ten Best Oktoberfest Beers For Celebrating Without a Plance Ticket,", September 27, 2017

Beer Connoisseur Magazine "Top Ten Oktoberfest Beers,", Fall 2017

"Top-rated - Number One of 55 Oktoberfest/Märzen Beers Blind-Tasted & Ranked," Paste Magazine, September 13, 2016

Chicago Tribune: "Oktoberfest Pick," September 1, 2016

NBC TV, New York City: Oktoberfest (video) with NBC TV and John Holl, September 18, 2016

"World's Top Oktoberfest," Ratebeer.com (Feb. 2015 )

Five out of Five Mugs - "We rated Ayinger October Fest-Marzen the “best of the fests” a few years ago and we stand by that judgment. This 5.8% beer remains tops in its class. " Modern Brewery Age, Sept. 30, '14.

"Best Märzen and Oktoberfest Beers," SeriousEats.com, October 2014

Top-Rated Marzen/Oktoberfest and 96 Points - Ratebeer.com, October 2014.

93 points, The Beer Connoisseur Magazine, Fall 2014.

"Best Oktoberfest Beers," Men's Journal Magazine, September, 2014

"Best Fall Lager," Paste Magazine, Oct. 5, 2013 .

Fox News - "Top-Ten Oktoberfest Beer", Sept. 2013.

Gold Medal "Top-Rated Märzen/Oktoberfest" - World Beer Championships 2012.

Five out of Five Mugs - "Best of the fests." Modern Brewery Age, Oct. '11

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • Four-packs of 11.2 oz. (330 ml) bottles / six 4-packs per case
  • 16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
  • 30-liter kegs


ABV: 5.8% - OG: 1.054 - IBU: 21
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 215; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 5 mg; Total Carbohydrates 14 g (4.3% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2.1 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen

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