Bayern Dump Truck Summer Bock

Bayern Brewing, Inc.
Missoula, MT, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Summer Seasonal
ABV: 6%
Bitterness: 28 IBU

From the brewer

Dump Truck Summer Bock is a slight departure from Bayern Brewing´s usual celebration of Bavarian tradition. Though it is brewed using the old-fashioned decoction mash brewing method, Bayern has created another beer style totally unique in the Northwest. The recipe for this light, unfiltered, lager bock beer uses German sauermalt, organic Montana “Spitz malt”, Pilsener malt, plus three hoppings using Hallertauer Perle and the rare Tettnang aroma hops (both imported from Germany). Dump Truck uses a yeast strain, specially formulated in Germany, to make this beer a rare experience – like the one Jürgen Knöller, Master Brewer and President of Bayern Brewing, had on one of our company rafting trips. He learned (first hand) that a Dump Truck is when the raft flips, depositing all contents not tied down into the raging river. He thought this would make an excellent name for this beer, invoking summer fun and the unexpected: like running a Class VI rapid.

Average Scores

Overall: 69 (logged 3 times)
Draft: 71 (logged 2 times)
Bottle: 67 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

Sweet, bitter, definitely a bock, but almost maibock-like in strength and sweetness. Almost skirts the edge of syrupy-sweet but doesn't get there, thankfully. Pretty enjoyable.
Light and refreshing, with a rather clear, effervescent bitterness .
A fine refreshment for a summer's eve.
Bottle at Sara's Place