TORONTO, ON – Amsterdam Brewery has announced the return of the seasonal Amsterdam Spring Bock.
First brewed in 2009 from a recipe developed by homebrewer Derek Hyde, this strong doppelbock – checking in this year at 7.2% abv – has become an annual favourite from Amsterdam, and is described as follows:
Our award winning Doppelbock is brewed in celebration of the arrival of spring. Rich, creamy and full-bodied, this strong lager uses 7 types of malt to achieve a deep mahogany colour and bold stature. Vast quantities of hops are added to balance the chocolate and treacle flavours. Spring bock is triple decocted – boiling a portion of the mash before re-adding it and mixing it in with the rest. The brew is aged for three times the time of traditional lagers (6 weeks) and is released as the first signs of spring begin to peak!
This year’s edition of Amsterdam Spring Bock was officially launched this past weekend at the Amsterdam BrewHouse, where it went on tap alongside two other variations. It’s also available in 500 ml bottles at both the Brewery and BrewHouse retail stores, and it has started shipping to select LCBO outlets, where it will sell for $4.25 per bottle.