These hearty German-style lagers display a thick, rocky head, a robust body, and a mild hop balance which results in a beer of substance with a wide variety of food pairing options.
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History: The bock style of beer originated in the Northern German city of Einbeck in around the 14th century. Recreated in Munich in the 17th century, the name “bock” was applied as a derivation of its town of origin. The word, bock, which translates to “billy-goat” in German, is often reflected on bock beer labels with an illustration of one, or in the case of doppelbocks, two goats.
Food: Bock beers tend to be quite strong, yet they retain the characteristic clean, straightforward malt character of lagers that lends to heartier meats such as roasted or grilled pork tenderloin, venison, kangaroo steak, or wild boar.
Recommended Glassware: Tulip Glass or Flute Glass
Original Gravity (OG): 1.066 – 1.116
Final Gravity (FG): 1.018 – 1.020
Alcohol Content (ABV): 6.0 – 14.4%
Bitterness (IBU): 12 – 38
Color (SRM): 4 – 50º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 48º F