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From: Steve Anthony <steveo@Think.COM>
Subject: Homebrew Digest #125 (April 12, 1989)
Date: 1989-04-12 14:40:28 GMT

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 89 02:00:04 est
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HOMEBREW Digest #125 Wed 12 April 1989

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 89 08:17:17 PDT
From: dsbaer@EBay.Sun.COM (David Baer)
Subject: The beer continuum

>>I understand that bock is the season's dregs,<<

I have a different understanding of bock. Without my pocket
guide I don't have an exact definition, but I think bock beers
are usually brewed in the fall for consumption in the spring,
they have relatively high starting gravities: ie 1055-1065(dopplebocks
are 1070-1080) and are called bock beer because the original bock
was brewed in Einbeck, Germany. The reason many bock beers have a goat
as their mascot is "bock" is goat in German. I don't speak German and
can't verify my last statement at this moment, but I think its true.

As far a I know, basically correct. Another possible cause for the name is
that it is traditionally served around the Xmas-New Years-Epiphanny time
frame, which is under the astrological sign of Capricorn; the goat.

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