Spring Bock and Bucking Bock available through April
Anyone else in need of a mid-week break? With rain in the forecast for this weekend, we plan to enjoy this sunshine while it lasts with a crisp, spring brew. As we mentioned last week, several of the seasonals are on the way out, but luckily we know of two brews that should stick around through April – Saint Arnold’s Spring Bock and Rahr & Son’s Bucking Bock.
Saint Arnold’s refers to Spring Bock as the “laziest” of its brews due to the fact it takes 8 weeks to ferment and age. It’s an authentic German-style Bock with a malty, slightly sweet taste. In line with German tradition, the beer is brewed to a high starting gravity, resulting in higher alcohol content (6.4 ABV.)
Serve Spring Bock at about 40 degrees along with roasted chicken or grilled game for an enjoyable spring time cookout. If you don’t have time to fire up the grill tonight, save some for Sunday when we expect to see more sunny skies.
Rahr & Sons offers a second option with Bucking Bock, also a traditional German Spring Bock . This brew is golden in color and mildly hopped with a stronger ABV of 7.5%. But don’t let that scare you off; the beer maintains a deliciously smooth, malty character that’s perfect for the moderate temperatures.
The brewer recommends you serve this one a little warmer (48 degrees) and in a tall mug. In addition to grilled game, Bucking Bock pairs well with Mexican cuisine. Pretty surprising for a German brew!
So, what’s on the menu, Pint Jockeys? Game, Chicken or Enchiladas? Regardless, we should have you covered!
Until Friday, cheers!