Beer Styles # 32 - German-Style Maerzen / Oktoberfest

Beer Styles # 32 - German-Style Maerzen / Oktoberfest

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German-Style Maerzen / Oktoberfest

(Description courtesy of Beer Advocate)

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 ... See More

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