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We’re Bringing Bringing Sexy Bock Back

IMG_6530Got it?  Good, because we’re not entirely sure what that title means.  It’s confusing and hurts to say out loud.  Justin Timberlake surely never sang about it.  Justin Beiber might have.  Our Sales Manager Justin Vitti definitely will if you ask right.

But, yeah.  This bock had such a good showing the last time we brewed it, we’re bock for more.  It’s a Vienna-style lager, sweet and medium-bodied, yet clean and rich.  Eminently drinkable, but take heed… with a 6.9% ABV, it’ll hit you like “Bye, Bye, Bye”.

There’s a long history to bock brewing, beginning with German brewers back in the 14th century.  Bock is German for billy goat — yeah, really — and came to be applied to beer through a long line of German people misunderstanding each other.

In the 17th century, it evolved into a lager, being brewed and consumed by Bavarian monks as a source of nutrition during times of fasting.  They weren’t allowed to eat solid food, but liquids were authorized… and there really is no better liquid in Germany than a hearty doppelbock.

The guys in the brewery — who, if given an opening for some toilet humor, will thankfully take it — originally referred to this brew as a weiner bock.  “You see, it’s a Vienna-style red lager, and Viennese in its native German is Weiner,” Brewer Brian Hink explains.  “Obviously we weren’t going to release a wiener bock, but at one point Chris referred to it as a ‘sexy beer,’ and one thing lead to another and we had ourselves one helluva Sexy Bock.”

Big-bodied with a high alcohol content, Chris hit this one on the nose — it’s a really sexy bock.  Even fans of the Backstreet Boys (we know you’re out there!) will want it that way.

(If you’ve made it through this blog without at least one late-90s boy band song stuck in your head, we’ve failed miserably.)