Friday, July 29, 2011

New Beer Friday 7/29/11 Addendum (Two Steps Bock)

There is one more new beer for you today. Two Steps Bock. Squatters decided to slip this one in at the last minute. It was originally due to be released next week. Thanks for keeping me on my toes guys....

Now you'll notice I said Squatters, but the keg above plainly says Wasatch. This is one of those beers that are specifically designed to blow the minds of friends like Douglas, who pride themselves on the proper documentation of every beer made in state. And by the way he does an excellent job.

It was brewed at Squatters, kegged at Squatters, by the Squatters brew team but it bears the name Wasatch. Suffice it to say, it's a technicality derived from Squatters long time partnership in the Utah Brewers Cooperative.

Two Steps Bock is the final "chubby" release. There will be no more after this. I think you can get sense of the lingering frustrations that are apparent in the name. It seems every time progress is made locally someone pulls us back. One step forward - two steps back. This particular release is a glaring example of that.

It's a shame, it's a nice container. It's simple, has a nice industrial feel to it. Due to be a collectors item for sure.

The beer inside is a Helles Bock. These German lagers tend to be lighter in color than other Bock beers and often have a significant hop character with a noticeable alcohol around the same as traditional Bocks. I haven't had it yet but I have a feeling this - the final bon voyage for the chubby will be a winner. Only available at Squatters' bottle shop.

Prost!

6 comments:

Craig said...

Mikey, you are one funny guy. I like the name and label!

Greg Schirf said...

A very special thanks to Jenny, and the Squatters ownership, (Peter and Jeff) for not only brewing this spectacular brew under the Wasatch brand, but also for their magnanimous partnership over the years. You guys are both the most epic brewers around, but you also clearly set the most ethical and professional standard in our brewing community. Thanks for exemplifying the responsibilty, sustainabilty and unmitigated commitment to quality we should all try harder to emulate.

Douglas said...

Mikey is right, I am confused!!! Just kidding. But I am meticulous always trying to document all the beers.

Steve Koonce said...

I've tried it and it's awesome. And you can hear all about what went into this beer from Jenny, Jason and Peter in the next installment of The DABC Show on blip tv and iTunes. Should be done next week. So look out for that.

Anonymous said...

A Bock released in time for Oktoberfest? Curious. I suspect it's good if Jen had a hand in it's creation. Enjoy Beehive State.

Ricky H. said...

I just picked one up, now I need to find some people to help me drink it.