Thursday, 21 January 2010 18:29

Thaw Old Man Winter with New Glarus Brewing Company's Cabin Fever Bock

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New Glarus, WI (January 2010) - Seldom in life are you able to savor the quite hush like you can during the cold Wisconsin Winter. So New Glarus Brewing Company encourages you to relax with a 'Cabin Fever Honey Bock', their first seasonal release of 2010. This easy drinking 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. The German word for 'goat' is 'bock' and the goat is the astrological symbol for those born during the height of winter making these brews confident Capricorns. 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.

Cool days draw us close to the warmth of home fires. This is the season to sip away the chill and embrace quiet evenings with friends and family. Whether you reminisce the passing summer sun or thrill to squeaky steps through drifting snow, one thing is certain about winter in Wisconsin, this too shall pass.
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