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Bock Fest at K Point Brewery

  • K Point Brewery 4212 Southtowne Drive Eau Claire, WI, 54701 United States (map)

In homage to the great Bock Fest held by Schell's Brewery for over 30 years, we are bringing our own version to Eau Claire.

On Saturday, January 26th, from 2pm-6pm, we'll be beer poking at K Point Brewery.   We have a batch of Doppelbock we will be tapping for the event. 

Who knows the true genesis of beer poking, but in winter climates, gathering around a bonfire for a warm, poked beer revitalizes the spirit.  The idea of warming a beer with a hot poker is likely a German creation and there are a handful of breweries in the US keeping the tradition alive. 

Because a bock has a higher sugar content to react with the heat, the bock fizzles and froths up a bit and changes the composition.  It develops depth in flavor, caramelizing the malt and imparting a smoky character while giving the beer a creamy mouthfeel. 

We will have a few fire pits and we will take a rod out of the fire and plunge it into your mug.  Dress warm, grab a mug of bock and get poked at K Point!

Earlier Event: January 12
Deutsch Family Farms Rib Fest!