Das Bock is New York’s Original Lager Festival featuring more than 45 breweries from New York State. Craft beers of all styles were poured, with a focus on traditional bock beers and lagers at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant. Attendees got entry to the festival, a commemorative bier stein, and tasting tickets for sampling and full-size pours. Here are some of the best beers from Das Bock.
Sucker for Stouts
Lost Farmer Brewing Co. from Mineola brewed a Jalapeño Lime Lager. This American lager has a 5.5.% abv and has some subtle heat and splash of citrus.
Long Beach Brewing Company poured Pleasant Anxiety, a German style Malbock with a 6.8% abv that is malty and bittersweet. They also poured The Shipwreck Black German Style Black Lager, a dark lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Even though it has notes of stout, it was very light and easy to drink with a 5.5% abv.
Po’ Boy Brewery from Port Jefferson poured Gimme Bourbon Bock, a doppelbock that’s aged on bourbon wood chips to give it malty flavors reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malts, dark stone fruit, vanilla bean and raisins. This beer is 7.8% and full of flavor.
Rice Rice Baby
Po’ Boy Brewery poured Jasmine in the Sky, an American Lager made with Jasmine Rice. This beer drinks like a full-bodied pilsner with Jasmine rice notes with a 5.9% abv.
Your favorite childhood breakfast cereal has been transformed into a breakfast beer. 1940’s Brewing Company from Holbrook made a porter with Rice Krispies Cereal and cocoa nibs that is 5.8% abv. Enjoy the Snap Crackle Porter made with rice cereal and cocoa nibs for the ultimate treat.
Gentle Giant Brewing poured High Vibration Zwickelbier, an unfiltered German lager brewed with Pilsner, Carahell and Vienna. This beer is easy to drink with a 4.5% abv and subtle hint of pineapple and lime.
Cool as a Cucumber
If you’re looking for a cool and refreshing beer this summer check out Cucumber Blessings from Mill House Brewing Company. This cream ale is 5.2% and the perfect way to quench your summer thirst.
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