Being released a bit later in the year than normal, Chuckanut Brewery has just released its Maibock Lager in 500mL bottles across the Pacific Northwest. Normally brewed for the Spring season, Chuckanut Brewery has released its take on this classic German style for the end of Summer.
Maibock Lager is a bock style lager with a higher ABV than most lager beers but it is lighter in color than the usual bocks that are dark. Moderate bitterness balances out a slightly sweet, full-bodied palate packed with rich, ripe fruit aromas due to the lengthy lagering period of over 3 months. Plenty of malt and high alcohol strength with a clean finish and a deep golden color makes this lager dangerously smooth.
Chuckanut Brewery’s Maibock Lager has won numerous awards including a Silver Medal from North American Beer Awards 2019 and Gold Medals from Washington Beer Awards in 2016 and 2019. Chuckanut Maibock is the reigning Gold Medal winner of the Golden Goat Award at Varietal Brewing Goat Fest in Yakima 2019.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.