As far as we can tell our good city of Louisville has a steep history with Bock Beer Festivals. In fact we were able to go as far back as 1858. Of course prohibition ended that for everyone in 1919, but still for 61 years the fine people (mostly thanks to our German friends), celebrated the annual Bock Beer Brews!
What is Bock Beer you might ask? Bock beer is a rich, complex, malty, low-hop style of lager. There are many varieties of bock that can all be different- Maibock, Doppleback, and Eisbock. Although it is now almost always a lager, bock was originally an ale that was brewed by German monks in the Fourteenth Century. The monks would often drink the rich beer during their times of fasting. The word “bock” means goat in German. The beer most likely gets its name from Einbeck, Germany. Einbeck is believed to be the origin of the beer and the name comes from a Bavarian dialectic pronunciation of the town that made it sound like “ein bock,” meaning “a billy goat.
March 24, 2018 will mark the second year of Bock Beer celebrations in the city of Louisville. NuLu is home to two coincidentally named alleys- Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut, thus making it a fitting place for the Bock Beer Fest! Join us as we drink locally brewed blessed bock beers, and as we enjoy safe and fun racing of the goats on Market Street. The 2018 NuLu Bock Fest will be a day full of great traditions, beer and fun! Don't forget, all goat costumes, and fashions will be encouraged.
NEW THIS YEAR!
WURST FEST AT BOCK FEST
The first-ever Wurst Fest Louisville. Wurst Fest will feature local restaurants that will create their own version of a cased sausage. Each restaurant will berandomly paired with one of our bock beer breweries and will have to use that bock beer in the sausage. Bock Fest Attendees will be able to purchase the sausages at the festival, and a panel of esteemed celebrity judges will taste them all to crown the Wurst Fest Champion!
LOUISVILLE GOAT YOGA
We have 3 Louisville Goat Yoga Sessions happening in NuLu leading up to Bock Fest. Elizabeth “Izzy” Nalley is Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of yoga instruction, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach. She holds a degree in Exercise Science and Public Health, minored in Wellness Coaching and Peace, Justice and Conflict Management from UofL.Izzy is trained in Hatha and Vinyasa with an emphasis in Buddhist philosophy, meditation and corrective alignment; currently teaching in the Exercise Science department at University of Louisville, working with the Compassionate School Project, and runs her own business Fig Leaf Fitness that offers yoga, fitness, life coaching, meditation workshops & public speaking for success and leadership.
March 15th at 6PM at 732 E. Market Street (Green Building Parking Lot) After party with goats at Garage Bar.
March 22nd at 6PM at 732 E. Market Street (Green Building Parking Lot) After party with goats at Garage Bar.
March 24th at 8AM at 732 E. Market Street (Green Building Parking Lot)
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Volunteer- Want to help day of the event? We need lots of volunteers to make the day run smoothly, call or email Ina Miller to sign-up! 502.468.1516 or firstname.lastname@example.org