Cask & Larder brews up a bock for Bach


We love a good collaboration, and it’s even better when both parties are local favorites. In honor of the 80th Bach Festival in Winter Park (which: wow), Cask & Larder has brewed a beer that Johann Sebastian himself would have appreciated. The Bach Festival Society showed C&L head brewers Larry Foor and Garrett Ward a letter Bach wrote 300 years ago proclaiming his love for a barrel of beer he had received as a gift – “Bach was often paid in beer, wine and coffee, and wrote extensively on the subject,” says Zac Alfson of the BFS – and Foor and Ward attempted to re-create that beer. They dubbed the result Brandenburger Bock, and the Bach Festival choir will celebrate its release by (literally) singing its praises. About a dozen members perform German beerhall songs at Saturday’s tasting party, while the restaurant serves a special German menu alongside the bock, which will also be sold in 32-ounce “crowler” cans. Just try not to sob into your stein when the choir busts out “Edelweiss.”

3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 | Cask & Larder, 565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park | 321-280-4200 | | free

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