Bach festival featuring a limited release of 2017 Brandenburger Bock
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
The annual Brandenburger Bock, brewed by Cask & Larder’s head brewer Larry Foor, will be produced in a style that mimics the methods of brewing in Germany during the 18th century to ensure the beer is similar to the ones with which Bach was so smitten. In addition to unveiling his newest beer, Foor has invited several other local breweries, including Redlight Redlight and Central 28 to also pay homage to Bach. Each brewery will serve its own German-style beer at the event.
The Brandenburger Bock release party will also feature a special German food menu from The Ravenous Pig to pair with the beer. The menu includes: Pretzle Dogs with Joyce’s mustard, Creamy Sauerkraut Dip with Caraway Chips, Corned Beef Crostini on Pumpernickel and Chicken Schnitzel Sliders with Beer Cheese. In addition to The Ravenous Pig menu, Swine & Sons will have an outdoor grill with a variety of sausages available for purchase.
The harmonious collaboration between Cask & Larder Brewery and The Bach Festival Society came to be after Betsy Gwinn and Alex Tiedtke, of the Bach Festival Society, discovered a 300-year old letter Johann Sebastian Bach wrote to a friend proclaiming his love for a barrel of beer he had received as a gift. Gwinn and Tiedtke approached Foor about brewing a beer in a style similar to the one Bach wrote about to celebrate the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park’s 80th anniversary in 2015. Now approaching its 82nd Annual Winter Park Bach Festival, from Jan. 29- Feb. 28 the Winter Park ensemble is the third oldest Bach Festival Society in the United States.
The limited edition beer will be available on tap at The Ravenous Pig until it runs out and also will be sold in 32-ounce and 64-ounce to-go growlers. Additionally, Swine & Sons will have 32-ounce to-go crowlers for purchase. Cask & Larder Brewery will donate $1 from each Brandenburger Bock sold to the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.
To view the complete 2017 Bach Festival Society of Winter Park event schedule visit: www.BachFestivalFlorida.org.