Our 2021 Bockfest has been postponed until April 17th. It is our hope that by doing so, we will be able to host an in-person outdoor event.
Bockfest celebrates the arrival of Bock beer, a beer traditionally brewed over the winter months, when the water would freeze. Brewers would scoop out the ice crystals, resulting in a beer with a higher sugar and alcohol content. One of the unique traditions associated with Bock beer is “poking,” where a hot poker is taken from a fire and swirled through a mug of Bock. This caramelizes those higher-content sugars, resulting in a more complex, toasted flavor in the beer.