Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bock to the Future!

clip_image002To get you salivating, I wanted to share some information on Bockbiers.  Why?  Because, (in the future) on Fat Tuesday (Feb 12th) we’ll be releasing the “(Yakety Yak) Don’t Talk Bock” at 4PM.  Then at 5PM (when everybody had a glass in their hands) Michael Thompson, ordained minister (and regular customer) will lead us in the “Blessing of the Bock!”

“Bock” originates in Einbeck, Germany and the Bavarians adopted as one of their own.

There are 3 theories why it is called a “bock” bier:

1. The Bavarians have a slightly different dialect and when they tasted this Einbeck beer, it was thought to be “ein bock” or “one billy goat”

2. Bock beers have traditionally been stronger than most other lagers and as a result they can really give an alcoholic “kick”, goats were associated with kick

3. Traditionally it was made in winter during December 22 through January 20 (the Capricorn zodiac sign is a goat)

Come join on Fat Tuesday for a big fat…


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