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May 1 2015

Brewhouse Rarities Maibock


Sometimes, innovation comes in the form of paying homage to the classics, like this traditional German-style Maibock. And with those times comes a history lesson:

In Germany, beers are very seasonal and the deeper you get into winter, the darker and boozier the beers become. A Maibock is a transitional beer from the heavier winter beers and the light lagers and pilsners of the summertime.

Hofbräu Maibock has one of the longest pedigrees for this style and in 1614, they established a tradition that the first barrel is tapped at the Hofbräuhaus during the last week of April, in time for the "merry month of May." (If you haven't guessed it at this point, Mai is May in German.)

Our Maibock has notes of sweet bread balanced by slight spice and drying hop character. At 7% ABV, it's full bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. It's on tap in our tasting room and hitting the market as you're reading this. Check our Beer Finder for availability near you.