Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA) is now shipping their Bock Beer offering. This is the last time the brewery will release it.
Bock Beer is Anchor’s interpretation of the German seasonal offering that marks the beginning of spring. Despite being a successful seasonal, the call of new offerings is guiding the brewery’s decision.
“Anchor Bock has been a beloved seasonal not only by craft beer fans, but by the folks here at Anchor,” said Mark Carpenter, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing Company. “In an effort to expand and innovate, as we have done for decades, Anchor will be retiring Bock after the 2014 season to allow room for several all-new brews, which we will be sharing with the world very soon.”
Anchor has told Beer Street Journal that people should be on the look out for the seasonal announcements coming soon. In the meantime enjoy the last run of Bock Beer.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 22oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-March. Final year.
Another round of Budweiser’s Project Twelve Series is in the works. The series allows brewmasters at Budweiser’s numerous nationwide locations to experiment. That’s where Beechwood Bock comes into play. Batch No. 43229 aka the area code of Columbus, Ohio, is where brewer Jennifer Eckstein created this bock offering. All six releases will be combined into 12 packs, and released in select markets.
A deep amber lager brewed with chocolate and caramel malts and finished on beechwood chips.
Availability: 12oz bottles
Ipswich has officially released 5 Mile Corn Bock. The series features locally sourced ingredients from Essex, Massachusetts. Each beer uses at least 50% MA ingredients, and at least one from within 5 miles of the brewery. Each release is completely different.
We harvested Marini Farms’ famous corn maze to create this strong smooth bock. Tipping our cap to pre-Prohibition lagers, our American-style bock is rich in Massachusetts-grown barley and subtle spicy hops.
Mammoth Brewing (Mammoth Lakes, CA) is spending today transferring this blonde beauty to the brite tank (finishing tank). Tomorrow she’ll find bottles, and Friday on sale to Mammoth fans. Blondibock was first brewed as Bluesapalooza Blonde Bock last summer. Since the beer was so well received, Karl Anderson and brewing team decided to brew it again.
Back in March, the crew set to work on round two. After two weeks of fermentation, Blondibock was transferred to Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for three months. That’s where a lot this bock beer gets its flavor and color.
Style: Maibock (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers
7.5% abv, 50 IBU