Category Archives: Bock

Celebrator Doppelbock Dunkles Bayriches Starkbier

6.9 alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrauerei Aying –, Germany People remember that Lent is a time of fasting and giving things up in preparation of Easter.  People forget that the same thing goes for Advent…you’re supposed to prepare for Christmas … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Maple Bock

6.5% alc./vol., 650 ml bottleTrafalgar Ales and Meads –, Ontario, Canada Despite having lived in Ottawa for over 20 years, this spring was my first trip to a maple syrup farm and what’s called a “sugar bush”.  Sugar maple … Continue reading

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Yankee Jim Ice Bock

6.5% alc./vol., 473 ml canBig Hole Brewing Company –, New York, USA Here’s a beer with an identity crisis.  The side of the can says it’s from New York State.  The web site on the can directed me to … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Spring Bock

7% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleAmsterdam Brewing Co. –, Ontario, Canada Although the name implies the Netherlands, this comes from an ex-pat Dutchman’s brew pub that became a brewery in Toronto.  This is their contribution to spring and Lent:  a … Continue reading

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Holsten Maibock

7% alc./vol., 500 ml canHolsten-Brauerei AG –, Germany Yesterday’s “Festbock” may have been a bit late for the festive season, while today’s “Maibock” is a month early for May.  The can, as you can see, features a Maypole or … Continue reading

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Creemore Springs urBock Lager

6% alc./vol., 473 ml canCreemore Springs Brewery Limited –, Ontario, Canada In German, “ein Bock” either means this beer or a goat, which explains why there’s a goat on the can.  Bock is a seasonal beer, but which season?  … Continue reading

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Dum Duminator Doppelweizenbock Strong Ale

8% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleLes Brasseurs du Temps –, Québec, Canada Arrived at work this week, and one of my colleagues Marc had dropped off this big beauty on my desk.  Yes, faithful reader, I was able to resist … Continue reading

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