(Providence, RI) – The Famous Narragansett Beer announces the seasonal release of its spring craft brew, Narragansett Bock. A silver medal winner at the 2011 World Beer Championship and the recipient of a 95 (World Class) rating from Beer Advocate, Bock will be available on draught and in ‘Gansett’s signature 16-ounce Tallboy cans.
Narragansett Bock is brewed in small batches at North American Brewery in Rochester, N.Y., under the supervision of award-winning brewmaster Sean Larkin from Trinity Brewhouse in Providence. The craft offering is brewed with light and dark Munich malts, Pilsner malt, Malted Wheat, and hopped with Northern Brewers and Hallertau hops.
A traditional Bavarian helles lager beer, Narragansett Bock is deeply flavorful with a rich golden color and full body, offering an extremely approachable craft experience. Despite its full body, the flavor is not overly malty and delivers an elegant spicy character from the hops that produces a balanced, smooth finish. Narragansett Bock is 6.5 percent Alcohol by Volume and 32 IBUs.
Narragansett Beer has been brewing craft beers for more than 100 years, introducing ‘Gansett Bock on February 8, 1912, two months before Fenway Park opened its doors for the first time. One of New England’s oldest craft beers today, Narragansett Bock quickly rose in popularity after its introduction thanks to the Bock Beer Festivals that were held on the brewery’s grounds every spring.
The English translation of ‘Bock’ is literally ‘ram,’ and is the reason that the ‘Gansett Bock Tallboy can features the animal, paying homage to German lore surrounding the beer’s history. Many believe the brew’s name originates from the abundance of billy goats that descended from the mountains in spring when the beer was brewed, while others claim that the term was used metaphorically to reference the strength of the beer.
Narragansett Bock is available for purchase throughout all of New England, southern and upstate New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin. For further information on Narragansett Bock or to find a retailer near you, visit: www.narragansettbeer.com/products/bock.
ABOUT NARRAGANSETT BEER:
Narragansett Beer…Brewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers and ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced at top-rated breweries in Providence, R.I., Pawcatuck, Conn., Rochester, N.Y., and Latrobe, Pa. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, Eastern Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and District of Columbia. Thirsty for more? Visit: www.narragansettbeer.com.