Today we continue around the Continent from France to visit Austria and the Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln brewery, founded in Salzburg at Mülln by Augustinian monks in 1621. They brew and bottle only three beers: a year-round Märzenbier, a Lenten Beer (or Fastenbier) during Lent at Easter time, and their Christmas Bock Bier (Weihnachts-Bockbier) which is the Advent pick for today.
Christmas time is also a special time for beer drinkers – particularly so in Salzburg. This is demonstrated year after year, for great festivities need to be washed down with something “strong”.
Available from the middle of November to the end of December, our festive Bock Beer is made using Stadlau Pilsen and Kara-Extra-Hell malts, as well as Hallertau-Spalt-Select and Saaz hops by Barth & Sohn, Nuremberg.
This Christmas Bock is 6.5% alcohol by volume, and would be a warming addition to your Christmas meal.