Feb 2012

Bock Is Back With The Launch Party At Stoddards

Celebrate the release of our spring seasonal beer, Bock, at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale in Boston this Friday from 7 to 10 PM with Girls Pint Out as we kick winter in the ass! They’ll be serving up ice cold Bock tall boys for just $3. Here’s more on our bock beer. Drink The Goat!!!

We are proud to announce the seasonal release of our spring craft brew, Narragansett Bock. A silver medal winner at the 2011 World Beer Championships, Bock will be available on draught and in ‘Gansett’s signature 16oz. Tallboy cans.

Narragansett Bock is brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin at Trinity Brew House in Providence, RI and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT with light and dark Munich malts, Pilsner malt, Malted Wheat, and hopped with Northern Brewers and Hallertau hops. A traditional Bavarian helles lager beer, Narragansett Bock is deeply flavorful with a rich golden color and full body.  Drier, hoppier, and slightly more bitter than a traditional bock, it still has a relatively low hop flavor, making for an extremely approachable craft experience. Narragansett Bock is 6.5% Alcohol by Volume and 32 IBUs.

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,’ and is the reason that the ‘Gansett ‘Bock Tallboy can features the animal in 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.