I am pleased to announce that I will hosting the March 2017 edition of The Session, which will take place on Friday, March 3. The topic we will be writing about is inspired by a beer style traditionally associated with spring: Bock!
The month of March heralds the start of spring, and March 20 is even National Bock Beer Day. So Bockbiers seemed like a natural fit for the month!
Don’t feel constrained to simply write a review of a Bock beer, though I’m certainly interested to read any reviews that come it. Some other ideas to consider:
- Dig into into the history of the style—their ties to Einbeck, the differences in the development of Bocks and Doppelbocks, and so on.
- Do any of your local breweries brew a Bock-styled beer? Seek it out and write about it.
- Alternatively, interview your local brewer who brewed that beer; get their take on the style and why/how they brewed it the way they did.
- Have you ever attended Bockfest in Cincinnati, Ohio? It just so happens to take place the first weekend of March—write a review for The Session!
- There are already the styles of traditional Bock, Doppelbock, Maibock, Eisbock, Weizenbock (and Helles Bock and Dunkles Bock in the BJCP) guidelines. Just for fun, invent a new style of Bock and describe it.
- Have you homebrewed a Bock or similar style? Tell us about it, and anything you learned brewing this lager style at home.
- Bock puns!
So Friday, March 3 (or before, or even during that weekend), write up your Session post on “Bock” and leave a comment here on the blog with a link to your post. Alternatively you can tag @brewsite on Twitter or TheBrewSite on Facebook with a link to your post and I’ll make sure to round up all the posts after the weekend.