Goats and Bock beers

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GMCC2181
beers 1646 º places 90 º 16:57 Fri 2/24/2012

Why do most of bock beers have a picture of a goat on them?

 
Elwood
beers 3347 º places 108 º 17:00 Fri 2/24/2012

Due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced "Einbeck" as "ein Bock" ("a billy goat"), and thus the beer became known as "bock". To this day, as a visual pun, a goat often appears on bock labels. per Wikipedia. Any of the beer historians on the site have any input?

 
Stellaaaa
beers 279 º places 11 º 17:16 Fri 2/24/2012

Bok also means goat in Dutch.

 
kmweaver
beers 3208 º places 116 º 17:53 Fri 2/24/2012

Lies!

Other possibilities:

(1) The Reinheitsgegoat Purity Law originally stated that bocks may only contain the following ingredients: water, hops, malt, and goat. It was later discovered that goats were not actually responsible for fermentation.

(2) Bocks are actually brewed by magical goats with opposable hooves and chemistry degrees. Most craft brewers today, even back before they were homebrewers, were goats. These goats, now in human form, are capable of shapeshifting and masters of disguise.

(3) Bocks were originally brewed and administered to newborn goats to ensure that they’d be able to sleep soundly overnight. Today, commercial versions are specifically marketed to goats that developed drinking problems from these early administrations.

(4) Bock spelled backwards sounds like "cob," and everyone knows goats love corn.

 
IrishBoy
beers 4378 º places 132 º 18:33 Fri 2/24/2012

Originally posted by kmweaver
Lies!

Other possibilities:

(1) The Reinheitsgegoat Purity Law originally stated that bocks may only contain the following ingredients: water, hops, malt, and goat. It was later discovered that goats were not actually responsible for fermentation.

(2) Bocks are actually brewed by magical goats with opposable hooves and chemistry degrees. Most craft brewers today, even back before they were homebrewers, were goats. These goats, now in human form, are capable of shapeshifting and masters of disguise.

(3) Bocks were originally brewed and administered to newborn goats to ensure that they’d be able to sleep soundly overnight. Today, commercial versions are specifically marketed to goats that developed drinking problems from these early administrations.

(4) Bock spelled backwards sounds like "cob," and everyone knows goats love corn.

Is that why I love bock beers? Are they made from corn?

Coming soon to a rating near you- bocks with a "slightly corny" aroma.

 
Dorwart
beers 2649 º 19:41 Fri 2/24/2012

Originally posted by kmweaver
Lies!

Other possibilities:

(1) The Reinheitsgegoat Purity Law originally stated that bocks may only contain the following ingredients: water, hops, malt, and goat. It was later discovered that goats were not actually responsible for fermentation.

(2) Bocks are actually brewed by magical goats with opposable hooves and chemistry degrees. Most craft brewers today, even back before they were homebrewers, were goats. These goats, now in human form, are capable of shapeshifting and masters of disguise.

(3) Bocks were originally brewed and administered to newborn goats to ensure that they’d be able to sleep soundly overnight. Today, commercial versions are specifically marketed to goats that developed drinking problems from these early administrations.

(4) Bock spelled backwards sounds like "cob," and everyone knows goats love corn.


Hilarious, best thing I have read in a while!

 
GT
beers 10001 º places 672 º 01:22 Sat 2/25/2012

Bock means goat in German

 
ALLOVATE
beers 3307 º places 110 º 01:41 Sat 2/25/2012

Originally posted by kmweaver
Lies!

Other possibilities:

(1) The Reinheitsgegoat Purity Law originally stated that bocks may only contain the following ingredients: water, hops, malt, and goat. It was later discovered that goats were not actually responsible for fermentation.

(2) Bocks are actually brewed by magical goats with opposable hooves and chemistry degrees. Most craft brewers today, even back before they were homebrewers, were goats. These goats, now in human form, are capable of shapeshifting and masters of disguise.

(3) Bocks were originally brewed and administered to newborn goats to ensure that they’d be able to sleep soundly overnight. Today, commercial versions are specifically marketed to goats that developed drinking problems from these early administrations.

(4) Bock spelled backwards sounds like "cob," and everyone knows goats love corn.


 
Marko
beers 8279 º places 424 º 01:53 Sat 2/25/2012

Originally posted by GT2
Bock means goat in German


Actually, just male goats. Bock = buck.

The female and "generic" term for a goat is Ziege.

As in:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Ziege

 
suprchunk
beers 2996 º places 147 º 03:20 Sat 2/25/2012

Zeigenbock is billy-goat. Bock is goat, generic term.