Tag Archives: Doppelbock

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 19: Weeping Radish Christmas Bier

Today’s beer pick is a beer which I featured way back during the first year of the Beer Advent Calendar, the Doppelbock Christmas Bier from North Carolina’s oldest craft brewery, Weeping Radish. Strongly influenced by German brewing traditions, Weeping Radish brews all of their beers under the guidelines of the Reinheitsgebot, using only malt, hops, water, and yeast, and the Doppelbock is no exception. It’s an 8.1% abv dark lager, brewed with over 50% Munich … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 1: Samichlaus

Welcome to the first day of the Beer Advent Calendar for 2011! This year’s Christmas season starts out with a bang as today’s selection is only the strongest lager in the world: Austria’s Samichlaus Bier, a 14% abv Doppelbock (Quadrupelbock?) brewed once a year on December 6th, Saint Nicholas Day, and bottled the following year. The name itself means “Santa Claus” and in my opinion is one of the quintessential Christmas beers around. “Samichlaus” beer … Continue reading →

Widmer Brothers’ Reserve Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Last week I received the new beer from Widmer in their new Brothers’ Reserve series, their Cherry Oak Doppelbock. This is the first in this new line, intended as a showcase for Widmer (in particular, Kurt and Rob Widmer, who are the ones coming up with the beers to be brewed) to innovate and flex their brewing chops, rewarding the “high-end craft beer fans”. Cherry Oak Doppelbock was inspired by Kurt, and he additionally signed … Continue reading →