Monday, March 1, 2010

Bock Beer Means Spring!

A "Bock Beer Fest" is set for 7-11 p.m. 6 March at the Indianapolis Liederkranz, 1417 East Washington Street, Indianapolis. Admission is $7 (cash bar and food a la carte). There'll be plenty of German music by the Original Alpine Express. The food will be supplied by the Ladies Auxiliary, and will include brats, smoked sausage, German potato salad and more.

Information, email or call 317:266-9816.

According to Wikipedia, "Bock is a type of strong lager beer, first brewed in the 14th century in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck, Germany, from which it gets its name (originally "Einbeck" / "Einbock"). The original Bocks were dark beers, brewed from high-colored malts.

"Bocks have a long history of being brewed and consumed by Roman Catholic monks in Germany. During the spring religious season of Lent, monks were required to fast. High-gravity Bock beers are higher in food energy and nutrients than lighter lagers, thus providing sustenance during this period."


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