The Märzen style is historically associated with the change of seasons, the onset of autumn, and the celebrations that take place at that time. It is the beer served at Oktoberfest celebrations – the first being the wedding reception for Bavarian King Ludwig I and Maria Theresa. The beer was traditionally brewed in March (hence its name) and stored in caves before summer’s weather made brewing lagers nearly impossible. Made using Munich malt, our Märzen is a rich, slightly sweet, copper-colored lager that represents the style very nicely. Using German and Czech hops, the flavor is mildly floral, spicy, with herbal characteristics. Hops provide a scaled balance to the malt creating nice rich malty quality all the way through the finish, but eliminating high sweetness. With a medium ABV and hoppiness, this beer is very easy drinking. Prost!