bock

noun
\ ˈbäk How to pronounce bock (audio) \

Definition of bock

: a strong dark rich beer usually sold in the early spring

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The festival has become a rite of spring that dates back to the mid-19th century in Louisville when residents would celebrate the end of winter by drinking bock, a dark lager, which would age in the cold for all that time. Bobby Shipman, The Courier-Journal, "Springtime in NuLu means craft beer and goat races, apparently. We're not kid-ding!," 31 Mar. 2018 Anchor introduced just one new beer in the ’80s (summer wheat); one in the ’90s (a low-alcohol English style dubbed small beer); and two in the decade preceding Maytag’s sale of the brewery (bock and humming ale). San Francisco Chronicle, "Is San Francisco's Anchor Brewing having an identity crisis?," 3 Jan. 2015 Behind windows along the opposite wall, the brewery team readied tanks for German-style Oktoberfest, dunkel and bock beers to debut later this year. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liter House restaurant brings German beer, food south of Broad Ripple," 11 July 2018 Breakline Bock, Rip Current Brewing, San Marcos, German-style bock or maibock. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Winning the World: Local brewers take global honors," 10 May 2018 Held on a giant grassy field next to the brewery, the event also features live German Oompah music, and, of course, a ton of different bock beers available to try. Philly.com, "South Street Spring Festival, Fishtown Flea, Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race, and other fun happenings, May 4-11," 2 May 2018 The event, which will have its seventh annual run Feb. 24, is always a perfect reminder of how strong this region’s brewers really are at crafting the cold and crispy pilsners, bocks, and helles that pay homage to the region’s German roots. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "German beers get crafty, creative (and hoppy!) at coming Bierfest," 14 Feb. 2018 Danforth specifically likes to pair German bock beers with cinnamon rolls and other breakfast treats. Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, "How Beer Became the New Bloody Mary," 12 Oct. 2017 Spring brings bocks and Märzens — or märzenbier, which means March beer. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "Firestone Walker’s hot new beer series," 23 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of bock

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bock

German, short for Bockbier, by shortening & alteration from Einbecker Bier, literally, beer from Einbeck, from Einbeck, Germany

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