Griess Bockbier from gravity dispense

Griess Bockbier is one of Franconia's best with a balanced palate featuring floral hops and fruity malt. The lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish is moreish. This version from gravity dispense at Der Pelikan Best of Bock was even drier.

Bayer (Zum Grünen Baum) Fastenbock

Bayer Fastenbock is a gorgeous semi-dry fruity Bock with a lighter body than is typical, accounting for it's moreish drinkability.

Bayer (Zum Grünen Baum) Dunkler Doppelbock

Bayer Dunkler Doppelbock is a nearly black richly malty brew with some dark chocolate and a lingering semi-dry bittersweet finish. One of the very best!

Hoh Bock bottle

Brauerei Hoh's Bock is a balanced dry fruity beer of 6.8% with a lingering semi-dry moreish finish.

Brauerei Ott Ladara Bock Bourbon

Ott Ladara Bock Bourbon is a barrel-aged version of their dark Ladara Bock with a rich malty palate featuring Bourbon prominently and a lingering dryish finish.

Schwan Weihnactsbock bottle

Schwan's Weihnachtsbock is a balanced if unremarkable bock with some firm hoppiness to an otherwise malty palate.

Griess Bockbier

Griess Bockbier is one of Franconia's best with a balanced palate featuring floral hops and fruity malt. The lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish is moreish.

Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock

Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock is richly malty rare Heller Doppelbock with some biscuit and caramel in the 8% package.

Gold-Ochsen Festbock

Gold-Ochsen Festbock is a richly malty but surprisingly dry and fruity bock with a moreish finish. Dangerous at 8%

alpaca, beer in mug, alapaca in field

How COVID is ravaging the brewing heartland as the alpacas look on

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