Goat Rodeo Doppelbock

20 Oct

Bock in German means GOAT. That’s why there are goats on bock labels. Goats are awesome. Goats have spectacular balance and coordination, and some even jump up to 5 feet high!

  • A troop of goats is called a trip.
  • Goats are great swimmers.
  • Goats discovered coffee beans.
  • Goats have rectangular eyes that allow them to see better in the dark.

Doppelbock is fuller-bodied, and a stronger and maltier version of bock, such as my beloved Texas Shiner Bock (the beer that accompanied me through my doctoral program). This should be a nice early winter drink when it’s ready in 6 weeks or so.

Ingredients: DME: Munich and Extra Light, Grains: Vienna, Light Munich, Melanoidin, Hops: 1/2 of our own Mt. Hood (bittering), and 1/2 of our own Mt. Hood (aroma – 5 minutes), and yeast: German Ale 1007.

Why Goat Rodeo? The Goat Rodeo sessions was a project that brought together cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile. Aoife O’Donovan (of Crooked Still, one of our favorite bands ever) also sings on 2 tracks.  A “goat rodeo” refers to a chaotic situation with no order or sense, and with different and potentially competing agendas/perspectives/outlooks on the situation. The music that came out of these artists in their goat rodeo is pretty fantastic.

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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Uncategorized


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