Free State Bowersock Bock

Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Dunkler Bock | 5 Ratings | Spring Seasonal |
This is a smooth dark German style lager often made in the spring or fall as a sort of tonic. This is a smooth and malty beer with a delicate hop balance. Named after early Lawrence industrialist J.D. Bowersock. Bowersock constructed the Bowersock Mills & Power Co just to the north of our location on the banks of the Kansas River This early hydro-electric plant supplied power to most of downtown as well as to other riverside industries. The power plant still exists and is operated by Bowersock’s descendants. Bowersock also built Liberty Hall , once the Bowersock Theater, on the ruins of the 1880s Bowersock Opera House which burned in 1911. Liberty Hall stands just to our south and is now a thriving venue for movies and live productions of all sorts.
O.G. - 16.8/1067. Hops - 27.5 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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