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The origins of Bock beer are quite uncharted. Back in medieval days German monasteries would brew a strong beer for sustenance during their Lenten fasts. Some believe the name Bock came from the shortening of Einbeck thus "beck" to "bock." Others believe it is more of a pagan or old world influence that the beer was only to be brewed during the sign of the Capricorn goat, hence the goat being associated with Bock beers. Basically, this beer was a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter.

As for the beer itself in modern day, it is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.5-7.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Samuel Adams Winter LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.603.6432384
Shiner BockSpoetzl Brewery4.403.12252163
Samuel Adams Chocolate BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.63236671
Michelob AmberBockAnheuser-Busch5.202.87135177
Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Brewing Company5.503.6787768
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.571175
Yuengling BockYuengling Brewery5.103.38559-
The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)8.503.753473
Uff-daNew Glarus Brewing Company6.703.8347779
Back Forty BockNew Glarus Brewing Company5.503.7335094
Pandora's BockBreckenridge Brewery7.503.4234981
St. Nikolaus Bock BierPennsylvania Brewing Company6.003.9532290
Saint Arnold Spring BockSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.403.6293-
Einbecker Ur-Bock DunkelEinbecker Brauhaus AG6.503.72231-
Genesee BockGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.203.42227-
Mahr's Christmas BockMahrs-Bräu6.003.66215-
Noche BuenaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.903.33185-
Saranac Chocolate LagerMatt Brewing Company6.003.39163-
La Trappe BockbierBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.004.0415290
Brother Benedict's BockGranite City Food & Brewery5.103.36141-
Schell's BockAugust Schell Brewing Company6.103.81139-
Winter BrewSprecher Brewing Company5.753.82132-
LTD Series - 01Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub6.403.75130-
Special Edition - Bock BeerMendocino Brewing Company7.003.72126-
Maple BockHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.803.74125-
Creemore Springs UrBockCreemore Springs Brewery Limited6.003.61125-
Millstream Schokolade BockMillstream Brewing Company6.003.93124100
Atwater WinterbockAtwater Brewery7.503.21119-
Saranac Black Diamond BockMatt Brewing Company6.003.6811790
Mountain Holidays In Vermont Rich Creamy Bock LagerRock Art Brewery5.803.6610785
Holsten FestbockHanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG7.003.31104-
Nero's 1st Century Double Dark Malt AleAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana8.003.0786-
Bock BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.6.703.686-
Huber Bock BeerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.1276-
TejasMinhas Craft Brewery4.002.9375-
Saranac Black Bear BockMatt Brewing Company6.003.575-
Saranac BockMatt Brewing Company6.003.4571-
Jopen BokbierJopen Bier BV Haarlem6.503.785785
Stegmaier Brewhouse BockLion Brewery, Inc.6.603.745691
Harpoon Leviathan - Uber-BockHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall9.003.5256-
Christoffel BokbierBierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V7.803.5455-
Battlefield BockRed Oak Brewery6.503.8553-
KozlakBrowar Amber6.503.5352-
Baby Got BockHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.303.2352-
Bock BeerRivertown Brewing Co.7.203.485189
Aass BockAass Brewery6.504.075199
Traditional BockMinhas Craft Brewery5.403.055065
Lone Star BockPabst Brewing Company4.502.3349-
Mönchshof BockbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG6.903.7648-
Original StieglbockStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH7.003.6847-
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