Märzen

ABV 5.9%

IBU 27

FLAVOR PROFILE

Biscuit, Toffee, Quaffable

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Gambrinus Pilsner, Weyermann Pilsner, Weyermann Munich, Weyermann Caramunich, Carafa Special II

Hops

Perle, Spalt

Yeast

Lager

History

Märzen (which is German for March beer) is a seasonal lager that originated in Bavaria. The beer was traditionally brewed in March stored in caves before summer’s weather made brewing lagers nearly impossible. The original Märzen was brewed dark, strong, and full-bodied, using roasted Vienna and/or caramelized Munich malt to help cover up the inevitable flavor changes that would occur throughout the summer.

The Märzen style has historically been associated with the change of seasons, the onset of autumn, and the celebrations that take place at that time. It was also the beer served at what became the first Oktoberfest celebration – the wedding reception for Bavarian King Ludwig I and Maria Theresa.

Tasting Notes

Deep gold to sunset orange topped with bright white foam. Aromas of fresh baked bread with a touch of toffee. Biscuit flavors with hints of caramel. Finishes slightly sweet, rich, and refreshing.

Food Pairings

Charbroiled steak, venison, pork, grilled meats in general. Grilled vegetables-peppers, zucchini, onions, and squash. Dry rubbed barbeque, baked ham, and macaroni and cheese. Sausages work great, especially the spicier types. Battered fried fish, crab cakes, and smoked trout.