Bockfest Brewer’s Summit and Homebrew Competition

Saturday March 7, 2015

Beer_HomebrewSaturday March 8 at the Bockfest Hall and Festival Tent from 12P-6P we will celebrate all that is good about bock beer.  The Bockfest™ Brewers’ Summit is an event for people who are serious about brewing beer, as well as those who are just semi-serious about drinking it.

The Bloatarian Brewing League is again sponsoring the annual Bockfest™ Home Brew Competition. The competition is BJCP-sanctioned, and BJCP points are awarded. The Christian Moerlein Brewing company selects one entry from the Traditional Bock (5B) category to be used to produce the limited-edition Schoenling Bock the following year. The 2015 Schoenling Bock is the winning entry from the 2014 competition. It will be tapped at a special event the week before Bockfest™, and only will be available at Bockfest™ venues.

Visit the Bloatarian’s website for more information about the competition and their organization. Sign up to compete HERE.

We’re proud to have our local craft brewers be an expanded part of Bockfest™ this year. Local craft bock and seasonal beers will be featured in our heated Festival Tent all weekend long. On Saturday afternoon, Brewmasters and representatives from multiple craft breweries in the Cincinnati region will be present at to discuss and answer questions about their beers while attendees taste different offerings.

Breweries that participated in 2014 include:

Bad Tom – Kloppenberg Hales (5.4% ABV Full bodied, sweet, malty Helles ale with a hint of butterscotch finish) & Black Kettle Stout (5.8%  ABV — 7 Grain dark full bodied stout made with black malt, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs and cinnamon sticks) & Brother Clement Belgian
Blank Slate / Quaff Brothers – Quaffanator Doppelbock (Bourbon Barrel Aged Doppelbock brewed with Rye Malt and Chili Peppers)
Cellar Dweller – Rock Bock & Doppelbock
Christian Moerlein – Emancipator Doppelbock – GABF Silver Medal winner (German-style Doppelbock featuring six varieties of uniquely blended malts creating a robust dark lager with a toasted character and complex hints of caramel and toffee)
Ei8ght Ball – Michael J. Bocks German Maibock
50 West – Road Bock Maibock
Hudephol – Hudepohl Bock (The brewers used generous amounts of Munich and Vienna malts to achieve a rich caramel flavor with just enough German hops to balance the malt)
Schoenling – Schoenling Bock (This is a light brown beer with bold malt flavors and a caramel sweetness that lasts through the finish.)
Listermann – Smoked Bock (The grain is smoked over beechwood and smells and tastes like bacon)
Triple Digit – Gravitator Doppelbock (Big and malty, this Doppelbock comes in at 10.5%)
Mad Tree – Sprye (A Spring Rye IPA. Citrus and piney notes burst forth on top of an earthy and spicy rye flavor)
Mt. Carmel -
Rivertown - Bock (Ruby color, German Munich Malt, Bavarian Perle Hops, German lager yeast, Traditional Bock style, 7.2% ABV)
Rhinegeist – Zen Session Pale Ale (5.0% ABV 40 ibu)
Wiedemann – Wiedemann’s Bock (A traditional Bohemian-style dark lager (tmave lezak) featuring tasty specialty malts (pilsner, caramel, chocolate) and aromatic hops)