The SessionThe Session #121 Round-up

A bit of a lighter-than-usual turnout for this month’s edition of The Session, which was all about Bock. Aside from my own post I tracked seven others via comments to the blog or on Twitter. If I missed anybody, let me know and I will update this roundup. Updated 3/8 (see … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #121: Bock!

For this month’s edition of The Session, I volunteered for hosting duties and for a topic I suggested a beer style: Bock! 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 … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Bocks for spring

My latest print article for my local paper, the Bend Bulletin, is out today, and as befitting my Session post topic this month, it’s about Bock: Bock beers being released as spring nears. The only bock-styled beer available on tap in Central Oregon right now is from Ochoco Brewing, their Fusebock. … Continue reading

The SessionReminder: The Session #121 is coming up March 3!

Just a friendly reminder that the next Session, all about Bock, is coming up in a week and a half! Friday, March 3 is the date, but I’ll have it open all weekend. And if you are planning to attend BockFest that weekend, a Session post about that would be worth … Continue reading

The SessionAnnouncing The Session #121 for March: Bock!

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 … Continue reading

Reviews: Colorado Native IPL, Whole Wheat Bock from AC Golden

So this year I got onto the AC Golden Brewing media/marketing list, and they’ve sent me two beers so far to sample: Colorado Native IPL and 100% Whole Wheat Bock. AC Golden is a specialty arm of MillerCoors, and as such their beers are for the most part generally only … Continue reading

Received: 100% Whole Wheat Bock

I have received a number of beers lately, not sure if it’s the season for them or what. The latest limited-release beer from AC Golden Brewing arrived today: 100% Whole Wheat Bock. You will recall that AC Golden is a subsidiary of MillerCoors, and is their small-batch specialty division known … Continue reading

ReviewsSpring Beer Week: Eisenbahn Vigorosa Weizenbock

I received my Beer of the Month selections yesterday, and I was pleased to find a beer inside that goes perfectly with Spring Beer Week: Eisenbahn Vigorosa, an “Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock” (really a Weizenbock) from Cervejaria SudBrack which is located in Brazil. I hadn’t yet heard of this brewery; according … Continue reading

Spring Beer Week: Bocks

Bocks are the traditional beers of spring, brewed during the winter months for tapping in mid-March, or for religious festivals like Lent. For Lent in particular, fasting monks derived their sustenance and nutrition from high-gravity Bocks brewed for that purpose (Doppelbocks—the “liquid bread”). Bocks come in all manner of shapes … Continue reading

ReviewsGeist Bock

Geist Bock is Golden Valley Brewery‘s spring seasonal, a 6.1% beer brewed with a bit of poetic stylings in mind: This is one of our rare lagers brewed in the style of the German Heiliges Geist Bock, or Holy Ghost Bock. The name refers to the lighter nature of the … Continue reading