VANCOUVER, BC – Pacific Western Brewery has announced the release of a new limited edition beer, Pacific Schwarzbock.
Commemorating the 20th year of ownership President and CEO Kazuko Komatsu, and created by PWB’s German brewmaster Peter Boettcher, the beer is described as follows:
The name “Schwarzbock” derives from the German word for black (“schwarz”) and strong beer (“bock”). Pacific Schwarzbock is true to German-style bocks, with an alcohol content of 8%, yet remarkably drinkable with no alcohol taste but a nice warm body that beer connoisseurs are looking for. Pacific Schwarzbock is brewed with just enough black malts to give the beer its deep black color without tasting burned. In fact, to the contrary, Pacific Schwarzbock has a nice velvety body with lots of warm mouth feel. The black malts come through just enough to provide a subtle hint of coffee notes.
Pacific Schwarzbock is available now at at private beer and wine stores throughout BC. It’s packaged in 500 ml swing-top bottles, each housed in a pine beetle wood collector’s box, and retailing for $8.99.