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Mar 2011

Gansett Bock Is Now Available For Spring!

We are proud to announce the seasonal release of our spring craft brew, Narragansett Bock. Distributed throughout New England at leading package stores, bars, and restaurants, Bock will be available on draught and for the first time, in 16 oz tallboy cans. A traditional Bavarian helles lager beer, Narragansett Bock is deeply flavorful with a rich golden color and full body. Check out the image of the can below.

Narragansett Bock is brewed under the supervision of award-winning brewmaster Sean Larkin at Trinity Brew House in Providence, Rhode Island and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, Connecticut with light and dark Munich malts, Pilsner malt, malted wheat, and hopped with northern brewers and Hallertau hops. Narragansett Bock is 6.5% alcohol by volume and 32 IBUs. Jason Alstrom of Beer Advocate has given our bock an excellent A- rating saying, “One of the best spring seasonals I have run into in years.” Click here to read his review.

Narragansett Bock originally debuted in the 1930s after the repeal of Prohibition. Its popularity grew quickly due in large part to the annual Bock Beer Festivals held on the brewery’s grounds each spring. The English translation of ‘Bock’ is literally ‘ram’ or ‘billy goat,’ and it is the reason that the ‘Gansett’s Bock Tallboy can features the animal, paying homage to German lore surrounding the beer’s history. Many believe the brew’s name originates from the abundance of billy goats that descended from the mountains in spring when the beer was brewed, while others claim that the term was used metaphorically to reference the strength of the beer.

For more on our bock beer, click here to view the products page.