Monday, February 23, 2009

BOCK BEER

In celebration of our 180th Anniversary year, the marketplace will see one of the first seasonal offerings from the Yuengling Brewery in many years. Yuengling has produced a Bock Beer in its long and storied past, and we have now reinvented that product for limited release in 2009. The new brew is dark brown in color and offers exceptional flavor that lives up to the quality Yuengling drinkers have grown to expect.

The artwork coupled with this seasonal brew is a direct re-creation of Yuengling signage from 1941. The original piece is on display in the Pottsville gift shop museum along with other historic Bock labels, bottles, and small pieces of point of sale. Most of these materials are from the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

Yuengling Bock Beer will be offered in ½ barrels only, beginning in late February and lasting for approximately 8-10 weeks. Let’s all raise a pint of Yuengling Bock and celebrate the 180th Anniversary year!

64 comments:

brewtigger said...

My buddy tasted the Bock in Upstate NY and said it's the best Yuengling beer ever. We're Chesterfield Ale fans, but he said the Bock is very tasty.

I would like to sample this. Since it's not available in 1/4 kegs to take home, where in the Lehigh Valley can I taste this?

BrewTigger Tom

Yuengling Brewery said...

Tom-

In the Lehigh Valley you can enjoy Bock at any of the locations listed below:

Bethlehem:
Pizza Como
Starter's Bar
Tally-Ho Tavern

Allentown:
Grumpy's Roadhouse
Caddy Corner Lounge

Thanks for following the blog. Enjoy your Bock!

waldinho said...

Hi,

I would like to taste this, but I live in Morristown, NJ. Will this beer be available at any locations in Northwest NJ?

Thanks,
Jesse

Anonymous said...

where in the Adams /York county area can i sample this .

Hard Coal Hunkie said...

What about in the Hamburg/Reading area??? I was raised w/the Green Bottle Bock in Minersville and have been in Western Pa for the last 35 years and miss it!! Glad to see that Zeno's in State College has it on tap...Will have to get there next week for a taste of the "good stuff"!!My son lives in Hamburg and I want him to be able to taste it!!!

John said...

I'd love to try the Bock! Where in the Hudson Valley can me and my Marine buddies enjoy this brew?!

Anonymous said...

I live in St Augustine FL. Will we be getting Yuengling Bock? I hope so!!!!!

Yuengling Brewery said...

It is great to see all of the excitement about the new brew! Bock Beer shipped last week, and will be popping up at locations throughout the market soon. It is up to the individual bar owners as to where it will be carried. Ask for it wherever you enjoy Lager and they will be able to tell you if they have ordered the product.

Yuengling Brewery said...

Information on the specific Bock inquiries to come tomorrow!

Yuengling Brewery said...

Good Morning. Below is a list of accounts that have/will have Yuengling Bock Beer. Thank you all for following the Yuengling Blog.

Morristown, NJ – Will see Bock in a few weeks.

Adams/York County PA – A-Ville Inn, Breakaway, Brickyard, Cobblestone's, Conewago, Corner Stable, Cottage, Dilly's, DJ's Tavern, Fieldhouse, Flannery's, Flapjack's, Genova's Spring Gr., Gingerbread Man, Glennville Inn, Hanover Moose, Heritage Hills, Herr Tavern, KClinger's Tavern, Lucky Spero's 4B's, Murph's, Norland Pub, O'Rorke's, Plaza, Quick 6 South, Quick 6 West, Quick Six V, Sensations, Thirsty's, Ventura's, Victory Club, Waterway, Wrightsville Inn.

Hamburg/Reading – McKeansburg Hotel, Jake’s Place

Hudson Valley & NYC – Lazy Boy Saloon - White Plains NY, The Brazen Head – Brooklyn, Moonshine – Brooklyn, South 4th Cafe – Brooklyn, Spike Hill – Brooklyn, Sunswick – Astoria, David Copperfield's – NYC, East Village Tavern – NYC, Luke's – NYC, West Point Club - West Point, Cabaloosa - New Paltz, Buffalo Wild Wings – Kingston, Dutch Ale House – Saugerties, Blackswan Pub – Tivoli, Huntington Ale House – Stormville, Nuddy Irishman – Poughkeepsie, The Dubliner – Poughkeepsie, Gentleman Jim's – Poughkeepsie, Uno Chicago Grill - Wappingers Falls, Toast - NYC

Anonymous said...

PLEASE, Any specific locations where the Bock will be available in Tampa? I had it down in Port Charlotte at the Rays Spring Home yesterday! The BEST Bock I have EVER tasted!

Beef said...

Will the Tampa brewery get a keg for sampling?

Yuengling Brewery said...

Tampa currently has Bock Beer on tap in the hospitality center. If you are in the area, come visit and give it a try!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find Bock in Western PA?

Yuengling Brewery said...

In the Pittsburgh area you can find Bock at the following locations: 3 Rivers 6 Pack & Eatery, Armstrong's - Caste Village, Atria's - Richland, Atria's -Wexford, Backdoor, Barley & Hops, Beltramo Bros., Birmingham Bridge Tavern, Buffalo Wild Wings- Greensburg, Casey's, Castle Tavern, CJ's Highway, Clark Bar, Corner Grille, Cupka's II, Export Moose, Finnegan's Wake, Fontana's, Fox and Hound, Fuel & Fuddle, Garfield's, Gator's, Geo's, Grill on 7th, Headstones, Hough's Bar, J. Clarks, Jailhouse Saloon, Kelly's Lounge, Leo's Pub, Ligonier Country Inn, Mad Mex - North Hills, Mad Mex - Robinson, O'Gillies, Old Trafford Club, Oliver's Pub, Peter's Pub, Pizza Milano, Rumphshakers, Senor Frogs, Sharky's, Shenanigan's, Sidelines, Smokey Bones – Cranberry, Smokin' Joe's, South Side 86, Springfield Grille, Steelhouse, Sunseri's, Union Grill, and Walnut Grove.

A Chesia said...

We at The Greathouse Restaurant @ Loch Nairn Golf Club, located in Southern Chester County, PA have just added Yuengling Bock Beer to our draft system. Come try this delicious brew at the Tavern.
Cheers!

Yuengling Brewery said...

In New Jersey you will find Bock at Champ's in Marlton and at the Inn of the Hawke in Lambertville.

Sexyandscott@hotmail.com said...

Is there anywhere in tampa where i would be able to pick up a half keg?

Yuengling Brewery said...

The Bock is still available to wholesalers at this time. Check with the manager wherever you buy your beer locally for availability. If they do not have any Bock kegs, perhaps they can special order one for you.

Matthew said...

Where is Bock Beer on tap down in the Washington, DC area?

Anonymous said...

I am dying to try this. Where can I find it in the DC area?

Yuengling Brewery said...

In the Washington DC area you can find Bock at the following locations:

The Big Hunt
1345 Conneticut Ave. NW
http://www.thebighunt.net/

RFD
810 7th St. NW
http://www.lovethebeer.com/rfd-directions.html

Thanks for reading the blog, and enjoy your Bock!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where it can be found in both Philadelphia and in Delaware and Montgomery Counties (the western and northern suburbs of Philadelphia)? I can't wait to try it. A friend of mine just called me from a business trip in South Carolina to tell me he had it--I need me some of that bock too!

Yuengling Brewery said...

While I do not have a breakdown by county, maybe you will recognize some of the names in the follow list. This is a list of Bock accounts from the wholesaler that services the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Please call the account you wish to go to and confirm that they still have the product available before making a special trip. The Philly Beer Week blog post also identifies some of the accounts we ran Bock promo’s at earlier this week. That post has addresses as well.

Philadelphia area Bock accounts:
Blue Dog, Bubba's Pot Belly, Chambers, Finney's, Mesquito Grill, Montana West, Mugs on Main, Olde Towne, Spinnerstown Hotel, Tohickan, Washington House, Fireside Tavern, Just Sports, La Casa Mia, The Buck Hotel, Bailey's Bar & Grill, Hulmeville Inn, Manny Brown's – Neshaminy, Newportville Inn, Puss N' Boot's, Uno Chicago Grill, Windsor, Clubhouse, Harrigan's, Manny Brown's – Newtown, Pineville Tavern, Red Stallion, Richboro Pub, Daly's Pub, Grey Lodge, Nick's Roast Beef, Paddy's Well, Lion's Den, South Philly Bar & Grill, Twelve Steps Down, Elephant & Castle, Manny Brown's, Moriarty's, Sullivan's, Dark Horse, Society Hill Hotel, The Draught Horse, The Irish Pole, Brigid's, Cavanaugh's 39th, Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Cherry St. Tavern, McCrossen's, New Deck Tavern, The Bard's, Chaps, Fatty's, The Lucky Dog, Union Jack's, Audubon Ale House, Black Horse Tavern, Bones Grille, Brother Paul's, Gravel Pike Inn, Jack Cassidy's, Little Italy, Mainland Golf Club, PC Pub, Red Hill's Tavern, Rising Sun, Ron's Crooked Hill Tavern, Tosco's, Union Jack's Barto, Via Marconi, Blue Dog, Inn Flight, Panico's, Wet Whistle, Boathouse Conshy, Fox & Hound KOP, Great American Pub Narberth, Gypsy Saloon, Kildare's KOP, Lonestar, McCloskey's, Old Time Saloon, Pub of Penn Valley, Screwballs, The Baggataway, Yeats, Cedar Hollow Inn, Flanagan's Boathouse, Maddie's, Rino's, Ron's Original, The Desmond, Campbell's Boathouse, Duffer's Tavern, Firewaters, Pappous, Pinochio's, Maggie O'Neil's, Brickette Lounge, C.J.'s, Giordano's, Kildare's WC, Kooma, Landmark, Loch Naren, Spence CafĂ©, Pogue Mahone's, Maxi's Pizza, Jet Rock F, Old Phila. Tavern.

Anonymous said...

please help me find this beer in the Lancaster, PA area.

Anonymous said...

i just asked about lancaster, pa. found the wholesaler kirchner's number called them and found out they have recently sold it to... stubbys bar & grill, lancaster dispensing company, the press room, american bar & grill, and annie baileys. just wanted to share in case others in the area are looking for this elusive beer.

Yuengling Brewery said...

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Had the Bock the other week and it was impressive! Don't take it away!

Anonymous said...

Tasted the Bock at the Tipsy Turtle (Wilkes-Barre area)
last night - finest, smoothest bock I've ever had. I'm sharing the good new with all serious beer consumers I know.

TV said...

Just had one over lunch at the Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Great taste! I will have to harness some more later this week.

Anonymous said...

Had the Bock beer the other day on draft was sad to find out it is not avalible in bottle in stores as I had rushed out to buy a case!!! Might it be avalible in bottle in the future?

Anonymous said...

We usually do not have great beer here in Alabama with our limited alcohol content law. (Up to 6%).
On Tap Sports Grill here in Birmingham has it. Quite tasty I must say!

largehalfgerman said...

I had Bock at World of Beer in Tampa and i have to say that out of all of the beers i've tasted, which is many, this has to be one of the best.

that sweet start and that nice slight taste of hops on the backend is absolutley fantastic. other beers go a little overboard on the hops but you guys nailed it.

it just goes to show that with age comes experience and like the great Biergartens of Munich, you guys at Yuengling are entering that stage of mythic quality.

thanks,
Big Dave, the World of Beer cook

Anonymous said...

Ohio NEEDS Yuengling!!!!!!

Montana Barn Cat said...

You folks need to put this excellent logo on the back of a T-shirt!

Anonymous said...

just had the bock down in jacksonville, florida .. EXCELLENT brew.

BrewBrit said...

I live in the UK but I visit Florida a lot and I do like Yuengling beers. Does any of the amber nectar get exported to the UK? I'd sure like to buy it over here.

Russ said...

Yuengling - I am saddened to learn so late. I suspect it is over. I would have driven up from Delaware to taste it. Any plans if you might offer next year? Thank you!

Yuengling Brewery said...

Russ-

Sorry that you missed the Bock Beer this year. It was a great success and there is a good chance that it will return in the Spring! Keep reading the Yuengling Blog to stay up to date with what's going on in the Yuengling market place.

Thanks for your support!

Anonymous said...

Can we get the artwork as a poster yet? Love the Bock beer, had it at the Conewago Inn, Manchester, PA.

rjones1648@aol.com said...

I have an original,antique puppy dog poster in it's original frame..fantastic condition. Any offers to buy? thanks,B.Jones

Anonymous said...

Just purchased a case of the Bock Beer and I love it. I love the Chesterfield Ale and The Porter. The Bock seems to be a perfect blend of both. What is the alcohol content of the Bock?? Keep it coming for good! Not just limited release.

Delaware Fred said...

Is it available only in kegs? Is there any left in the sate of Delaware?

Anonymous said...

hi, i live on the wv/pa border, does anyone know where i can get a case of this?

oboesrock2004 said...

So I found like 2 cases at a liquor store but would like so much more bock beer. We live in Baltimore. Does anyone know where to get more of that around here. Also, where can I find the Premium?

rdrowos said...

i also live in baltimore, and i got plenty of bock beer at the wine source (the avenue in hampden, 36th st). keep it coming yuengling!!!! any chance its on tap in baltimore?

Anonymous said...

I found Yuengling Bock at the Harris Teeter in Reston VA tonight and it's pretty darn delicious.

Josh Foltz said...

Got this from J&J pizza in middletown ,PA for the first time to night. AWESOME! Not that I would expect anything different from you guys!

Anonymous said...

What a great beer, great flavor and a clean finish that I never would've expected!

Mike Derrick said...

I picked up a couple of six packs at Total Wine & Beverage in Springfield, VA. All I can say is WOW! what a great beer. I seriously hope that Yuengling will consider making this brew a permanent offering.

Shipsizzle said...

State Line Liquors in Elkon has some which is about an hour up 95 from Baltimore. tasted it for the first time tonight. Pretty tasty. Glad to see Yuengling getting into the craft like beers!

Jim said...

Just had a couple Bock's at Ron's Crooked Hill Tavern, Pottstown PA....Nice Brew!!!

Anonymous said...

I just had the Bock for the first time and brought some back from PA to share with my friends here near Pensacola, fl. Now we are all hooked and was wondering if there is anywhere nearby to buy it?? Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Excited to taste the experience of a true old school bock circa 1940’s.
What a real treat!. So many micros have re-invented this style. I’m happy to sample the real one. Bring back the Old School beers of the early 1900’s
I wish you another 150 years of continued success!

Erik said...

It's really good! Maybe the best Yuengling I've had.

Anonymous said...

Bock Rocks! This is one of the best beers I've had in a while.Problen is it's only available for a limited time,and it's the only beer I wnt to drink!Please make it available year round.Even the label is cool.Great job!

Ruth said...

I was at a resturant Thursday night and had what they call Yuengling Spring Bock and loved it. Went to Beer Distributor in Mucy, Pa and was told it was seasonal and they could not get it. Is this true?

Jason in Illinois said...

Alright this really stinks!!!! A buddy of mine brought me a Black and Tan (good buddy cause he did bring me a 12 pack) but now guess what...Yup it's all gone. Now I want more and would love to try the others especially the Bock. Problem is I live in Illinois and don't stand a chance at getting more anytime soon. Can anyone help a pooooor beer conisourre????

Anonymous said...

Hands down the best Bock, and one of the best overall Beers I have ever had! I wish you would brew it regularly because I would'nt drink anything else!

John N. said...

I bought Yuengling Bock Beer in Huntington, WV. Try it if get a chance! It's fantastic! I really hope we'll see it offered as a non-seasonal beer. I bought mine at Krogers and will stop again tomorrow to buy more.

Stu said...

My understanding is Bock beer is only available in Feb - March because this is whe the breweries get ready to shut down to clean their vessels. Bock Beer comes off at the bottom of the beer vessel. This is why it is dark and strong and verrry good. Thirty years ago it used to be very inexpensive compared to regular brew. Now everyone wants it so it cost more.

Yuengling Brewery said...

Stu,

Traditionally that is the story behind Bock Beer. In modern day breweries however, the kettles and tanks are cleaned regularly after every use. Glad you enjoy it!

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Robert said...

Please please please make more!!!