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October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


It’s that time of year again! Oktoberfest time! Although we won’t be in Munich, join us at The Best Place on Wednesday, October 2nd as we taste some of the best Märzens Germany (and the US) has to offer.

Some fun history of the style: Märzen (or alternatively Maerzen) has its origins in Bavaria, probably before the 16th century. A Bavarian brewing ordinance decreed in 1553 that beer may be brewed only between 29 September (St. Michael’s Day or Michaelmas) and 23 April (St. George’s Day or Georgi).

The Märzen was brewed in March (März in German is “March”) with more hops and slightly higher alcohol content that would allow the beer to last while the brewing of new beer was forbidden from 24 April to 28 September.

The original Märzen was described as “dark brown, full-bodied, and bitter”.[2] The beer was often kept in the cellar until late in the summer, and remaining bottles were served at the Oktoberfest.

Members: $10
Non-members: $15 (ask about becoming a member)


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    MärzenABV: 6.5%, IBU: 23

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    MärzenABV: 6.0%

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    MärzenABV: 5.8%

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    MärzenABV: 6.1%, IBU: 22

  • Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen / WinterSpaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe(Munich, Germany)

    MärzenABV: 5.9%, IBU: 23

  • OktoberfestOdell Brewing Co.(Fort Collins, CO)

    MärzenABV: 6.1%, IBU: 19

  • Hofbräu OktoberfestbierStaatliches Hofbräuhaus München(Munich, Germany)

    FestbierABV: 6.3%, IBU: 26

  • Oktoberfest3 Sheeps Brewing Company(Sheboygan, WI)

    MärzenABV: 5.5%

  • OktoberfestRevolution Brewing Company(Chicago, IL)

    MärzenABV: 5.7%, IBU: 25

  • Weihenstephaner FestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan(Freising, Germany)

    FestbierABV: 5.8%, IBU: 26

  • Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company(New Glarus, WI)

    MärzenABV: 6.25%

  • Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Privatbrauerei(Aying, Germany)

    MärzenABV: 5.8%, IBU: 25


October 2, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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