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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.

 

Come hang out and get your beer poked!