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 and sizes: traditional Bocks, Doppelbocks, Maibock, Triple Bocks, Eisbocks, and on and on. The base style is a rich and malty lager, often brewed dark … Continue reading →
Tag Archives: Spring Beer Week
This third Monday in April kicks off this month’s Theme Week here at The Brew Site: Spring Beer Week! Here in Central Oregon, we are having our first really nice and warm days of the season, which dovetails nicely with the theme I’m exploring this week. For tradtional and non-traditional beers alike, it just feels like the time to be popping open a seasonal brew. So stick around this week as I’ll be ruminating on … Continue reading →
Next week is the third Monday of the month which by convention kicks off Theme Week here at the Brew Site. The theme I’ve settled on (evident in the title of this post) is Spring Beer… examining the styles associated with spring (old and new), reviewing whatever appropriate seasonal releases I can get a hold of, and whatever else tickles my fancy.