Thought to be from the famous Alpine brewery in Aying, Bavaria, the German Bock strain is a versatile, malty-charactered lager strain that balances malt and hop flavors well. It is superb for bocks, doppelbocks, Oktoberfest lagers, helles and a favorite for American pilsners, too.
Optimum Ferm Temp: 48–55° F (9-13° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: High up to 10%
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Founder and CEO Lance Shaner received a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Texas – Houston. Lance has 9 years of laboratory experience, including 5 years of original research on the stress response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a.k.a. brewer’s yeast). Lance has been an avid homebrewer for 14 years and continues actively homebrewing today.
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