We here at Wort Hog Brewing are welcoming winter back to Old Town with open arms, hearts… and mouths! Introducing Insulator Doppelbock, our winter welcome! Doppel (or double) bock is a stronger version of traditional bock that was first brewed in Munich by the Paulaner Friars. Historically, doppelbock was high in alcohol, malt flavor and was a “sustaining” drink, thus serving as “liquid bread” for the Friars during times of fasting.
Our Insulator Doppelbock is a ruby-hued lager with a warming character and just a touch of spicy rye. Notes of toffee and caramel will beg you to take a sip of this substantial beer. But don’t fret, Insulator Doppelbock is not a sweet beer. It finishes dry and satisfying and gets your palate ready for another sip. The aroma is intensely malty, with some toasty notes, some chocolate-like aromas and a bit of a sweet alcohol presence too.
The monks who originally brewed the doppelbock style named their beer “Salvator” (“Savior”), which today is trademarked by Paulaner. We brewers of modern doppelbocks often add “-ator” to their beer’s name as a signpost of the style and in homage to Salvator and the Monks who brewed it. Nowadays, there are 200+ “-ator” doppelbock names registered with the German patent office. We at Wort Hog Brewing are proud to keep with this longstanding brewing tradition
Insulator is a strong, malty, liquid wool sweater of a brew. At 7%abv, it is sure to keep you warm and toasty during the long winter months.
German: “Was macht diese Jahreszeit außerordentlicher, als sein Glück mit anderen zu teilen. Teile die Freude und sei ein Geschenk. Frohe Weihnachten!”
English: What makes this season special is sharing your happiness with others. Spread the joy and be a gift. Merry Christmas!”