Bock is an old style, dating from the 1600’s, an exceedingly rich, malty style that tastes just like a fresh loaf of dark bread straight from the oven. This deep amber-brown beer has just enough hop bitterness to prevent the malt sweetness from being cloying and creates a soft clean finish. Traditional bock is not one of the more popular home or craft brewing styles, but it is one of my favorites. A good Bock can double as a meal, and this recipe won’t disappoint.
The award-winning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, prepared and assembled into ready-to-brew ingredient kits! These kits have been specially designed to be brewed at home on your kitchen stove with a minimum of equipment. Each kit comes with clear, illustrated brewing instructions for the general brewing process and step-by-step instructions for brewing that particular kit. The kits range from extract-only, to extract and steeping grains, to extract and partial mash and contain everything needed to brew 5 gallons of beer. All you need is a standard equipment kit from your local home brewing supply shop and a 5 gallon (20L) pot.