Cape May, NJ – On March 5, as the third in a six-new-beers-in-six-week series, Cape May Brewery is releasing Bringing Sexy Bock, a kickass Vienna-style brew.
Here’s what you need to know:
First, it’s a lager, which means it’s been fermented at 50 degrees, or about 15 degrees cooler than an ale. This makes for a longer fermentation process, but it’s worth the wait. The end result is super clean, with no strong hop or yeast character but, rather, a malty and full-bodied flavor profile that comes from a complex grain bill. (CMB uses four grain types for this brew as opposed to two, which is more typical.) “We’re not afraid to spend money on ingredients to get a style right,” says co-owner Chris Henke.
Second, it’s a bock, which means it’s got a bigger ABV than your typical lager. The beer clocks in at 6.6%, which is “great for warming up when it’s cold as hell outside,” says Brew Master Brian Hink.
Third, yes CMB’s staff are fans of word play, and of Justin Timberlake’s hit single “Sexy Back.” But mostly, they’re just fans of really great beer.
Check out this and the rest of CMB’s impressive variety in their tasting room, the largest of its kind in the state, located at 1288 Hornet Road in Rio Grande. (Noon-8pm daily.)
In the meantime, stay sexy, beer lovers. For more information on tours, taps, and tastings visit capemaybrewery.com or call (609) 849-9933.
About Cape May Brewing Company:
Once upon a time, twenty-something Ryan Krill earned a six-figure salary working in finance and real estate development in Manhattan, while his college roommate, Chris Henke, designed satellites. During a summer weekend at the Jersey shore, they brewed a batch of beer with Ryan’s dad that wasn’t half bad. “Should we open a brewery?” Ryan asked, only half-serious. But, by the following year, the three guys had secured a hangar at Cape May Airport where they concocted a makeshift brew system and honed their beer-making skills. In 2011, they started with one client. Today, there are nearly 200 bars in Jersey and Pennsylvania proudly serving the guys’ award-winning recipes. And CMBC’s fearless leaders have never looked back.