Maibock (literally: May Bock) is the Bavarians’ strong, golden lager favored during the brief transation between the severe winters and the hot summers.
In much of Bavaria, including Munich, breweries produce different beers for the different seasons…and no beer style follows the changing seasons more closely than the Bockbier, Munich’s strong, malty lager. There is a Bockbier for almost every time of year. While most Bockbiers are dark-amber to hazelnut brown in color and exceedingly malt-accented, the Maibock is brewed entirely wih pale malts for a warm golden hue. It is also more agressively hopped than others bocks for a refreshing finish.
Thus Maibock, like the lusty month of May, is a transitional a brew. It still has some 6 to 7% alcohol as do its wintry cousins, but its brightness and bitterness already foretell the perpetually blues skies of summerm when the straw-blond Helles and the pale and spritzy Weissbier predominate.
Spring has sprung here at Boundary Bay Brewery and we’re celebrating with the release of Dunkles Bock, our Spring seasonal beer! Dunkles Bock is a traditional German-style Bock. Made with all German malt, strong, full-bodied and bottom fermented, this beer has a low hop flavor and a deep copper color. Made with Hallertau and Tetnanger hops and Crystal, Munich, Pilsner, Vienna and Chocolate malts.
Our Spring Seasonal…Dunkles Bock is a traditional German-Style Bock is made with all German malts. Strong, full-bodied and bottom fermented, our Dunkles Bock has a low hop flavor and a deep copper color. Our rendition of this ale won Gold at at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival(GABF), Silver at the 2004 GABF and Silver at the 2004 North American Beer Awards.
Every Thursday we feature a different Cask Ale during our Happy Hour. Cask ale is created by adding unfermented beer (wurt) to fermented beer. Tonight, we’ll be featuring a cask of our Amber Ale…which is always a favorite! Our Amber is a deep reddish-brown ale with medium to full body and a lively hop character. This is a much fuller style than most Amber Ales and is made with Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Chocolate and Carastan malts along withh Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo hops.
Come down to Boundary Bay Brewery tonight to celebrate the imminent end of the week, the coming of Spring, and Thursday…the best beer day of the week!