Doppelbock, which literally means “double bock”, is known to be one of Germany’s biggest beers because of its higher alcohol content, ranging between 7-13% and is exceptionally malty with very little bitterness. Our Captivator DoppelBock is 8% alc./vol. Doppelbock emerged in the late eighteenth century as a powerful lager variant of the old monastic strong beer, the monks' "liquid bread," which they traditionally brewed for the Lenten season. The monks would be forced to fast several times a year with the longest being during Lent, 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.
Where did Bock get it's name? The style known now as bock was a dark, malty, lightly hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the town of Einbeck. The style was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century and adapted to the new lager style of brewing. Due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced "Einbeck" as "ein Bock" ("a billy goat"), and thus the beer became known as "bock". To this day, as a visual pun, a goat often appears on bock labels.
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Hops: Tettnang, Irish Moss
Malt: ESB, Crystal, Chocolate, M-90
Notes: Sweet aroma with subtle hints of caramel and nut
Food Pairing: Roast Pork, Ham, Duck, Black Forest Cake
Gold Medalist - 2014 BC Brewing Awards
Gold Medalist - 2013 Canadian Brewing Awards
Bronze Medalist - 2013 BC Beer Awards
Bronze Medalist - 2011 Canadian Brewing Awards
Silver Medal - 2010 North American Brewery Awards
Gold Medalist - 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards
Voted Best Beer - 2010 Fest of Ale