April 15, 2010

Now on Tap - Maibock

Now on tap: our late spring seasonal, Maibock. Bock beers are strong lagers, though not all strong lagers are bocks. Ours is strong and smooth, with low hop bitterness and a hint of malty sweetness. Maibocks are pale versions of traditional bock beers, frequently associated with springtime and the month of May. Typically ranging from 6% - 7.5% ABV, Maibocks are less malty than traditional bocks and may be drier, hoppier and slightly more bitter, yet with low hop flavor. There is some dispute as to whether the Heller ("pale") bocks and Mai ("May") bocks are the same style, but they are generally agreed to be the same. This is a big, bright, malty lager with a clean palate and best enjoyed on our patio.

Brewer's specs:

Pilsner malt
Carapils malt
Melanoidin malt
Munich malt

German Hallertauer hops
Hersbrucker hops
Spalt hops

Fermented with McCoy's house lager yeast

OG 17.1 Plato
35 IBU
6.8% ABV

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