All About The National Bock Beer Day

All About The National Bock Beer Day

The National Beer Bock day is celebrated on 20th March every year. Originated from the German region, Bock is a classification of beer serviceable in solid lager with miscellaneous variants such as heller bock, Helles bock, maibock, and a paler.

These beers are sold more during the spring festivals. There are two more variants of the bock beer, Eisbock and doppelbock, also called double Bock. Eisbock beer is contrived by freezing the beer barrels and removing the ice from them, whereas doppelbock is known for being the more potent version of the malt beer.

Also, the National Beer Drinking Day is soon to arrive (7th April 2020), and you might have commenced planning how you will be celebrating the day. Still, before that, the National Bock Beer Day will fall, and on this day, you can observe the existence of bock beer.

The History of Bock:

In the 14th century, the bock beer was first made and presented in malty, lightly hopped ale in dark color by the brewers who belong to the German region living in Hanseatic, a town of Einbeck.

Later, in the 17th century, the Munich brewers adopted the Einbeck style, and they transformed the beer into a new type of lager by brewing it. The Munich brewers used to pronounce “Einbeck” as “Ein Bock,” and after that, the name of the beer became famous as “Bock.”

Bock beer is especially consumed on special religious occasions such as Easter, Christmas, or Lent. As the bock beer is high in nutrition, the citizens consume in high amounts during fasting.

Bock Beer Variants:

1. Maibock

Known by the name of heller bock or Helles bock, the beer maibock style is a type of Helles lager that results in being in a light color with a presence of hop in high amount once brewed. Compared with the other Bock variants, the maibock has been developed recently and contains 6.3% to 7.4% of alcohol by volume. The flavor is less malty compared to the traditional Bock. Maibock is also bitter in taste, drier, and the same color ranges from creamy to deep gold.

2. Traditional Bock

Sweet in taste, the traditional bock beer includes 6.3% to 7.2% of alcohol by volume and is present in the form of lightly hopped lager. Ranging from copper color to brown, the aroma of this beer is toasty and malty, making you feel like you are drinking a very smooth beverage.

3. Eisbock

Originating from the Kulmbach district of Germany, Eisbock is considered one of the traditional specialty beers. The Eisbock beer is made by using a doppelbock variant of the bock beer. The doppelbock beer is freezed . Later the water ice is removed from it to get the flavor. It is kept for concentrating, after which about 9% to 13% alcohol by volume is developed.

The color of the Eisbock beer is dark brown, or a deep copper color has a ruby touch, whereas the aroma of the beer is highly intense, having a sweet and rich flavor.

4. Doppelbock

Also known as double Bock, doppelbock is a higher and more potent version of the traditional bock beer. The doppelbock was produced first by Paulaner Friars in Munich, a Franciscan founded by St. Francis. Having 7% to 12% of alcohol by volume, the color of the beer is dark brown, gold, or can be present in a creamy color.

5. Weizenbock

Instead of using barley, wheat is used to make Weizenbock beer. The Weizenbock beer was first introduced in the year 1907 by G.Schneider & Sohn in Bavaria.