City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables presents this week’s Beer of the Week, Früh Bock Spring Bock Beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte. I’m hit or miss with Bocks as of late, but we’ll see. Olde Meck does a great job with their beers and whilst they have a little bit of trouble with service at the brewpub, their beers are generally on spot.
This is from the Olde Meck website: Spring – Fruh Bock (pron. “Froo Bock”) – Literally “Early” Bock, Fruh is also short for Fruehling which is the German word for Spring. This deep golden Bock lager is malty sweet with a touch of fruity, almost citrusy notes that linger on the palate. And although this Helles Bock/Maibock-style beer has a higher alcohol content, it is not at all obvious to the taste. More than a month of lagering results in a very smooth character. Frueh is the perfect beer for those transitional days where the cold winds of winter are still battling it out with the warm breezes of spring.
I like malty and I like higher alcohol content, though only 6%, really not what I think of as higher gravity, that’s usually reserved for over 7% for me. We’ll see, thought. Tune in to hear how we liked it. Hear it on iTunes or Stitcher or have it stream from our website. Better yet, listen to us after you’ve got to City Beverage to get your own and drink it whilst listening. City Bev is located at 915 Burke Street in Winston-Salem.
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“OMB is still here today, brewing and delivering fresh, ultra-premium beer weekly to the greater Charlotte region. It turns out the people in Charlotte weren’t different from everyone else, and did need their own brewery after all.” – Olde Meck’s Website