(Press Release) SAN JOSE, CA—Gordon Biersch Brewing Company announced today that its top-selling Maibock will be available in stores beginning in February. Maibock Translated from German, Maibock means the “bock beer of May.” The malty, German-style lager gets its flavor from heavy doses of dark roasted caramel malt. Originally brewed in the 14th century in... View Article
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Beer Talk July 1, 2013 - - -
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins, CO Fort Collins Brewery says this beer, brewed with Munich malt, is brewed in the fall, aged in the winter and celebrated in the spring. ABV: 6.4 ABW: 5.2 COLOR: 22 BITTERNESS: 34 ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1068 AVAILABLE: AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, NJ, NC,... View Article
Beers June 26, 2013 - - -
Bocks are a specific type of strong lager historically associated with Germany and specifically the town of Einbeck. These beers range in color from pale to deep amber tones, and feature a decided sweetness on the palate. Bock styles are an exposition of malty sweetness that is classically associated with the character and flavor of Bavarian malt. Alcohol levels are quite potent, typically 5-6 percent ABV. Hop aromas are generally low, though hop bitterness can serve as a balancing factor against the malt sweetness. Many brewers choose to craft these beers for consumption in the spring (often called Maibock) or winter, when their warmth can be fully appreciated.
Beer Talk May 1, 2012 - - -
Free State Brewing Co. Lawrence, KS Malty sweetness is well balanced with mild hop bitterness giving a full, rich blend of flavors. Named after the colorful Kansan, Dr John R. Brinkley, best remembered as the “Goat Gland Dr.”, whose 1920s era radio broadcasts throughout the midwest achieved great notoriety. ABV: 6.5 ABW: 5.2 COLOR: 12... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking March 1, 2012 - K. Florian Klemp
Nowadays, beer lovers can turn to seasonal brews at virtually any time of the year. New season-specific styles, such as fresh hop and pumpkin ale, have taken a seat at the table with more reverent names such as oktoberbest, doppelbock and winter warmers. Many seasonals were originally brewed for celebrations, or when ambient conditions or... View Article
Beers September 1, 2009 - - -
Maibocks are medium- to full-bodied lagers whose alcohol content can vary widely, though is typically between 5-6 percent ABV. The color of pale bocks can vary from light bronze to deep amber and they are characterized by a sweet malty palate and subtle hop character. As its name would suggest, this is a bock style that traditionally makes a spring appearance as a celebration of a new brewing season. In a Germanic brewer’s portfolio, it is should conventionally have a less assertive character than other bock offerings later in the year.
Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers - Full Pints To Quench and to Savor September 1, 2009 - Chad Wulff
In early April of this year, the World Beer Championships held their annual tasting of Continental European Ale styles. Maibocks were also included, as they are in season this time of year. A few tasty sessions of an eclectic assortment of brews turned out some excellent results. Thanks again to all of the participating breweries... View Article