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Sudwerk’s Mai Bock heralds coming of spring

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Spring is almost here, and with it comes its many traditions and celebrations. Sudwerk Brewing Company is ready with its popular seasonal, the Mai Bock Spring Lager. The beer, which sold out quickly last year, debuts this week.

Bocks, like Sudwerk’s Mai Bock Spring Lager and Doppel Bock Ultimator (winter seasonal), are stronger lagers. The style originated in the 14th century, when Catholic monks in Germany wanted a beer with higher nutritional content and alcohol as a substitute for food during fasting.

“They intentionally put more grains in the beer for nutritional purposes, so they could sustain themselves while they weren’t eating,” said Ryan Fry, co-owner of Sudwerk Brewery.

The Mai Bock, or “May bock,” remains a tradition today, consumed at spring festivals, weddings and celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day, Passover and Easter.

The Sudwerk Mai Bock Spring Lager, at 7.5 percent ABV, is higher in alcohol than the brewery’s signature year-round lagers, but on par with many West Coast ales. Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts, and all German hops, it has a honey-grain sweetness, complemented by a balanced, herbal bite. With a medium bitterness of 40 IBU, the Mai Bock is a true testament to a bock.

“It drinks as a refreshing, everyday beer, yet provides a festive kick when you stand up from the table,” Fry said.

For details on upcoming Sudwerk Brewing Co. events, visit https://www.facebook.com/sudwerkbrew.

Building on nearly 25 years of family legacy and brewing tradition, Sudwerk Brewing Co. specializes in artisanal craft brews, specifically West Coast lagers. Its taproom, The Dock Store, at 2001 Second St. in Davis, is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

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