Boscos Spring Tonic

Brewed by Boscos Brewing Company (Roma Pomodori)
Memphis, Tennessee USA
- Dunkler Bock | 4 Ratings | 36 IBU | Spring Seasonal |
Looking for a beer to brew to help celebrate "Brew Years Eve", the April 7th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition? We came across this formula for the pre-prohibition American-style Bock. Called a malt tonic, the formula had an obscure and unexplained reference stating it was "Guaranteed not to be medicated to such an extent as to preclude its use as a beverage."* Boscos stands by that guarantee! O.G. 1064 I.B.U. 36


* R. Wahl and M. Henius, American Handy Book of the Brewing, Malting and Auxiliary Trades (Wahl-Henius Institute, Chicago, 1908)

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