It’s Spring and guess what’s brewing in the beer world? The brew that is produced around Easter and Christmas, this style of beer is found worldwide. These strong lagers are great beers to celebrate with or enjoy as the weather slowly warms up. Here is the low down on styles.
Bock bier: light copper to amber notes of malty and toast hints of alcohol but no detectable hops or fruit. Sometimes caramel • Schlenkerla Smokebeer Urbock Doppelbock: Double bock also known as liquid bread for the Friars during fasting periods. This strong brew is dark gold to dark brown with creamy richness, malt, toast and a chocolate and fruit aroma. • Ayinger double bock Maibock: a light colored lager is called helles in German and dark is called dunkel. The Maibock is also known as helles bock or heller bock as it is lighter in color with more hop notes, subtle spice undertones and medium to low alcohol. It can be a light amber. Mai is May in German, and this brew is traditional produced and consumed in May. Hence Maibock. Eisbock: Eis means ice in German and this bock is a dopplebock in which water is removed by partially freezing the brew during the process. It is a deep copper to dark brown with higher alcohol content. Noticeable aromas of dried fruit0 prunes, raisins, plums and toast, chocolate with an excellent texture.
We currently have over FORTY different beers in our beer cooler and it’s growing. International and local varieties.
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