MORGANTON, N.C. — Catawba Brewing is now pouring a Small Batch Maibock (8.4 percent ABV). Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts and German noble hops, this strong golden lager leads with flavor notes of biscuit and honey, balanced by a hint of spicy, herbal hop character.
In Germany, the Maibock (also known as “Heller Bock” – meaning “Pale Bock”) is traditionally released in May as a bridge of sorts to the beers of summer. Much like a high-gravity Pilsner, the style is a lighter-colored cousin to the strong malty lagers of German winters. Catawba’s Maibock is brewed on the high end of the ABV range for the style to fortify the beer for its non-traditional winter release.
Small Batch Maibock is Passport Beer #8 in Catawba’s 2018 Small Batch rewards program. Brewed in their Asheville South Slope brewhouse, the beer is available exclusively in Catawba’s four tasting rooms.
About Catawba Brewing Company
Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St.; and a new Catawba brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, and now in the Dominican Republic. Find us at www.catawbabrewing.com