We’ll miss you Anchor Bock Beer, but not just yet. Anchor Brewing Co. just announced the release and final selling season of Anchor Bock Beer, a seasonal interpretation of the strong German beers that mark the beginning of spring. Each year, breweries in Germany celebrate the coming of spring with a strong, flavorful beer. Anchor Bock Beer, a dark satiny brew with rich hints of chocolate, caramel and roasted barley, is Anchor’s interpretation of this long-standing tradition.
Anchor Brewing also announced it will be retiring Anchor Bock Beer in 2014, making room for several new seasonals yet to be announced.
“Anchor Bock has been a beloved seasonal not only by craft beer fans, but by the folks here at Anchor,” said Mark Carpenter, brewmaster at Anchor Brewing. “In an effort to expand and innovate, as we have done for decades, Anchor will be retiring Bock after the 2014 season to allow room for several all-new brews, which we will be sharing with the world very soon.”
Anchor Bock Beer is available nationally from January through March in draught, 12-ounce six-packs and 22-ounce bottles. Bock beers are believed to have originated in the town of Einbeck, Germany and traditionally feature a goat on the labels. The Germanic term “bock” translates to “billy goat” (noted on the label above), but has over time come to mean a beer darker and stronger than a brewery’s “regular” brew. Learn more about this beer and meet the Anchor Bock mascot, affectionately known as Hazel, by watching the following video below.