Since the Irish seem to make better whiskey than beer I do not have an “Irish” beer to post about but in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day I will at least write about a beer with a green label The Maibock by Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) comes in the large 650 ml bottles. It is a Bock beer, which is a German style beer (sorry Irish!). A Bock beer is a heavy-bodied and bitter-sweet lager. More specifically, the Maibock has a lot of hops but with a sweet aroma making it a very smooth beer. It does not taste like a typical hoppy beer and even those who don’t enjoy hops would probably enjoy the Maibock. The Maibock is a spinoff of the original Bock beer. The original Bock beer typically has fewer hops and is light gold in color whereas the Maibock contains a more prominent hop aroma and is a light amber. The Maibock is a beer that is brewed in the Fall, aged in the Winter, and then enjoyed in the Spring. Zum Leben! …meaning “To Live.”
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Be safe and don’t drink too much green beer Also if you are interested in learning more about different styles of beer, and specifically German styles, keep checking back! I will be dedicating a week to different styles of German beers.
FCB Beers can be found: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee