Bockfest is back!
Our 2020 Bockfest may have been cancelled by the arrival of the coronavirus in our area, but all indicators are “Go” for a 2021 celebration.
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.