Johan Sebastian Bach appreciated a good beer. Some might even argue that the 18-century composer had pretty good taste in music, too.
Betsy Gwinn and Alex Tiedtke, of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, recently learned of a 300-year-old letter Bach wrote to a friend proclaiming his love for a barrel of beer he had received as a gift. So, to help celebrate the festival’s 80th anniversary, Gwinn and Tiedtke, approached Cask & Larder head brewers Larry Foor and Garrett Ward to see if they could brew a beer similar to the one with which Bach was so smitten.
The happy result: Brandenburger Bock, a unique and harmonious collaboration that pays homage to the master composer and beer lover.
Cask & Larder will tap the special brew at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. But it gets even better: Members of the Bach Festival Choir will be on hand to serenade the crowd with traditional German beer hall songs. The party is scheduled to last until 6 p.m. and will feature happy hour prices on the special release.
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The Brandenburger Bock release party will also feature a special German-themed food menu to pair with the beer. The limited edition beer will be available on tap at Cask & Larder until it runs out and also will be sold in 32-ounce to-go crowlers for $7 per can.