The origins of Bock beer are quite uncharted. Back in medieval days German monasteries would brew a strong beer for sustenance during their Lenten fasts. Some believe the name Bock came from the shortening of Einbeck thus "beck" to "bock." Others believe it is more of a pagan or old world influence that the beer was only to be brewed during the sign of the Capricorn goat, hence the goat being associated with Bock beers. Basically, this beer was a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter.
As for the beer itself in modern day, it is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.
Craft Brew Examples:
Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
La Trappe Bockbier - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V
Ingredients: **(Ingredients will vary from pictured ingredients according to beer style)**
Liquid Malt Extract
Dry Malt Extract
1 Pack of Dry Beer Yeast
Detailed by step instructions & Brew day schedule
Priming sugar for bottling
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
To ensure freshness, these kits are made to order, and and we can customize them anyway you like! If you like a certain type of hop for this recipe just let us know!
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