Blind Tiger Bock by Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant in Kansas, United States
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

Blind Tiger Bock

7% ABV • IBU 16

About Blind Tiger Bock by Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

This chestnut brown lager has a dominating malt character and a warming alcohol note. The light hopping is subtle. Overindulgence is rumored to leave you feeling like you have been head-butted by a billy goat! Bock was first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck. The style from Einbeck was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century and due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced "Einbeck" as "ein Bock" which means "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.

The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant is named for the Prohibition-era custom of illegal drinking establishments displaying stuffed tigers or china tigers to alert potential patrons to the availability of illicit alcohol after hours. In southern dialect a “tiger” was a roaring party. These “tigers” were “blind” because the authorities, at least officially, did not know they existed.