Just about every Tuesday evening, The Royale’s Matt Thenhaus hosts an event where he guides you through the wonderful world of beer styles and beer history. This week he’ll be featuring an event he calls: “Springtime for Germany: Bockbier” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:
Beer is, at its core, a balancing act between malt and hops. With bock beer, hops don’t stand a chance.
Simply put, bock is German lager with a heftier malt bill. This greater amount of malted barley in the recipe adds more body, sweetness and alcohol to the finished beer. Ranging from pale gold to dark brown, bock beer has been traditionally brewed to be drunk in the springtime.
Different varieties of bock exist, and tonight we will feature three distinct types. Maibock is a honeyed, golden quaffer that’s just a skosh bigger than a standard helles lager. Doppelbock brings the noise with dark malts and a bigger boost in booze. Weizenbock melds the characteristics of a yeasty, unfiltered Bavarian weissbier with the malty goodness of bock.
Who says hopheads have all the fun?
As Matt is extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable this is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer we have available in St. Louis.