Hövels Hausbrauerei Maibock Brewing

Maibocks (which are also known as Helles Bocks) have a wonderful place in the seasonal drinking canon. As the German Beer Institute explains, the Maibock, which is a lager, has a “warm golden hue” but is “more aggressively hopped than other bocks” making it the perfect transitional brew between seasons. It retains a bit higher ABV, “but its brightness and bitterness already foretell the perpetually blue skies of summer.” While bock beers are traditionally brewed for various seasons (traditional bocks in winter and doppelbocks for early spring/Lent) the Maibock fits neatly into a season that’s post-doppelbock but pre-autumn festbier.

Text from http://www.warontherocks.com

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