Topic Archives: Helles Bock

Posted in New Releases, Troegs Brewing

Troegs Cultivator Cans Hits Shelves for First Time

Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) releases Cultivator, the brewery’s spring seasonal, is now available in cans for the first time.

The helles bock (spring bock) launched just a year ago into the brewery’s seasonal lineup. As the nation waits for spring, those in Troegs distribution territory can slam Cultivator in cans.

Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops.

Troegs Cultivator Helles Bock cans are now available across the entire brewery distribution footprint, which now includes North Carolina.

Style: Helles Bock
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 12oz Cans
Release: Feb-March, 2015

Image via Troegs

Posted in New Releases, Yazoo Brewing

Yazoo Spring For Fat Tuesday

Yazoo Brewing Company (Nashville, TN) is making some changes in 2014.  Among those are a few seasonal additions, starting with Yazoo Spring.

Yazoo Spring is a helles bock brewed with German malts, and lager yeast.

It has a nice deep tan color with a slight bready sweet aroma that has a light mouth feel, finishing with a smooth malty and clean hop flavor. Quinn, our lead brewer here at Yazoo, created the recipe and the 6 pack and bottle artwork was taken from original artwork created by Linus’s mother.

To celebrate the launch, Yazoo is throwing a series of parties covering 7 cities in 7 different nights leading up to Fat Tuesday in their hometown of  Nashville. Visit for more details.

Style: Helles Bock
Hops: Perle, Hallertau, Hersbucker
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Cara Helles

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft


Posted in New Releases, Troegs Brewing

Troeg’s Releases Scratch #117

Troeg’s (Hershey, PA) has a whole brewing system dedicated to the Scratch Beer Series.  Scratches are typically one-off experiments, in draft and/or bottles. #117 arrives today. A helles bock.

 Essentially, the Helles Bock is a Helles Lager brewed to bock strength. While as strong as a traditional bock in terms of alcohol content, a Helles is lighter in color and has a more substantial hop presence. Think of it as Troegenator’s feisty little brother. Availability: draft and growler fills only.

Style: Helles Bock
Availability: Draft only. One time release

6.9% ABV, 25 IBUs

Posted in Seasonal Return, Sierra Nevada

SEASONAL RETURN: Sierra Nevada Glissade

Even though it doesn’t feel like spring, it’s never too early to drink like it is.  Dark malty bocks and dopplebocks are great for fall and winter.  Lighter bocks are spring bocks.  Don’t worry about not getting your malt fix in warmer weather. Sierra Nevada’s Glissade has returned.

Commercial Description:
As winter begins its slide toward the sunny days of spring, we bring you Glissade Golden Bock to help you enjoy the ride. Glissade is a remarkably mellow take on the traditional spring bock. With restrained sweetness, we emphasize subtle malt flavor, balanced against delicate aromas of spicy and floral European hops. This complex balance helps Glissade slide across the palate–bracing us against the last cold nights of winter, while its bright golden color turns our thoughts toward spring.

Style: Maibock/Helles Bock
Hops: (Bittering) German Magnum, Perle. (Finishing) German Spalter, Slovenian Aurora & Stryian
Yeast: Lager:
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Crystal, Munich, Europils

Taste Expectations: Clean flavor. Grainy, bready, herbal, malty, semi sweet.

Availability: 12oz/6 pks. Draft.  Spring seasonal.

6.4% ABV