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New Glarus Brewing Company Releases Cabin Fever Honey Bock

Submitted by on January 22, 2010 – 8:43 AMNo Comment
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New Glarus Brewing Company just released Cabin Fever Honey Bock, their first seasonal release of 2010. This Pale Bock is brewed with Clover Honey from Pure Sweet Honey of Verona, Wisconsin.

Bock beers first appeared in the 14th century and were traditionally aged over the long winter. Some even speculate that this is how the style got its name. Since Bock (the German word for goat) is brewed in the winter, the Germans named it after the astrological symbol, Capricorn. The warm sweetness of Bock Beer insured their reputation as delicious ‘liquid bread’. They are so malty rich that these sturdy brews even sustained monks during the fasting of the Lenten Season.

New Glarus Brewing Company’s Cabin Fever Honey Bock takes this classic style in a brighter direction than the traditional dark German Bock. Cabin Fever is a Helles or Pale Bock with a golden color and lower strength than the German Style Dark Bock. This Pale Bock is brewed with an exclusive blend of Wisconsin Pale and Caramel Malts that balance seamlessly with a unique Lager Yeast and European hops.