Bock-Fest Revisited

Bock-Fest was AWESOME! There were homemade pretzels (thanks Krista), Crocodile Dundee Soundracks, didgeridoos, and of course some of the best Bock beers available in Indianapolis. We even had a sudden death match between brews that were tied for first. It’s going to be hard to trump this one, but we will definitely try at the next bout. Here’s a link to the score breakdown. As always, thanks to cosITphotography for the visual documentation.

Bock-Fest Results!

List in Order of Beers Served:
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock (Sample) Erik Howell
1) Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock Crystal Smith
2) Rogue Dead Guy Ale Zac Jackson
3) Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock Jeremy Harshey
4) Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel Dustin Edwards
5) Sam Adams Winter Lager Erica Garcia
6) Kulmbacher Eisbock Krista Boles
7) Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock Stef Korros
8) Michelob Amber Bock Nate Boles
9) Dark Horse Perkulator Dan Sandman
10) Spoetzl Shiner Bock Dax Storm
11) Spaten Optimator Kyle Alder
12) Hofbraü Munchen Maibock Isaac Wagner
13) G. Schneider & Sohn. Aventius Wheat Doppelbock Roberta Alder
14) Upland Maibock Lindsy Storm
Beers in Order of Highest to Lowest Scores:
1) Dark Horse Perkulator 8.087
2) Spaten Optimator 8.010
3) Hofbraü Munchen Maibock 7.929
4) Kulmbacher Eisbock 7.393
5) Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock 7.321
6) Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock 7.250
7) Sam Adams Winter Lager 7.179
8) Upland Maibock 6.821
9) Michelob Amber Bock 6.536
10) Spoetzl Shiner Bock 6.393
11) Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6.357
12) G. Schneider & Sohn. Aventius Wheat Doppelbock 6.036
13) Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock 5.607
14) Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel 5.321

Bock-Fest Update

For those of you who are scratching your heads over what to reserve for the tasting, I’m going to try help you with a list of beer that should be available at your local liquor store.

Anchor Bock Beer
Saranac Black Diamond Bock
Samuel Adams Winter Lager
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)
Flying Dog Heller Hound Bock
Upland Maibock
Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel
Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock
Rogue Double Dead Guy
Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock

I’ll continue to update this list as I find them. I may actually hit up a couple beer caves to scout out what else may be available. Happy hunting!


Welcome to Bock Fest! This month’s tasting will be showcasing the ever popular Bock style. This strong lager varies from light copper to brown in color, is lightly hopped with malty flavor, and touts an alcohol by volume range of 6-13%. There are several variations of Bock beer that are recognized by the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) including the Traditional Bock, Maibock/Helles Bock, Doppelbock, and Eisbock. Read more about the style on the wiki page or on beersmith. I’m really excited about this tasting, as there are so many great beers to choose from. You can find some great options under the German Lager section on Beer Advocate, or the Lager section of Ratebeer. Once again the floodgates are open. The first 15 people to Request a Brew will be entered into the tasting on April 21st.

Here’s the current list of registered beer:

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock – Erik Howell (Sample)
Sam Adams Chocolate Bock – Dan Sandman
Rogue Dead Guy Ale – Zac Jackson
Spaten Optimator Doppelbock – Kyle Alder
Samuel Adams Winter Lager – Erica Garcia
Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock – Crystal Smith
Michelob Amber Bock – Nate Boles
Kulmbacher Eisbock – Krista Boles
Spoetzl Shiner Bock – Dax Storm
Upland Maibock – Lindsy Storm
Rivertown Brewing Helles Lager – Jeremy Harshey
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) – Isaac Wagner
Paulaner Salvator Double Bock – Stef Korros
Avntinus Wheat Doppelbock – Roberta Alder