This just in —
We’re bottling Sprecher Mai Bock and Sprecher Imperial Stout as I type! Even though it’s only going to be 10degrees F in Milwaukee today, bottling the first round of Mai Bock means Spring is just around the corner. What does the Mai Bock taste like? According to Brewmaster Craig Burge, ” This year there is a refreshing hop aroma along with a slight sweetness in the finish that really brings it all together. Dry hopping this beer in the lager tanks is a favorite task.” Regarding the Imperial Stout, Craig says, “I consider this a ‘seatbelt beer.’ Strap yourself into a chair or bar stool and get ready to take a wild ride of flavor explosion. I think this is one of our best offerings to date. The combination of as much roasted barley, different imported caramel malts, etc., that I can stuff into our mash tun plus the 8.0 abv really shows in the finished beer.” More details about the general profiles of these beers can be found at www.sprecherbrewery.com.
If you can’t wait for the 2009 Mai Bock and Imperial Stout to get on a retailer’s shelf near you, visit the Sprecher Gift Shop, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale to get them fresh off the bottling line.