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31 Beers of December Day 8 – New Glarus Uff-Da Bock

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During the 31 days of December, we will be sharing our favorite regional/winter seasonals/holiday beers with the help from our fellow beer enthusiasts. We hope that you tune in every day, to hear our stories and share our holiday cheer.

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New Glarus Uff-Da Bock

Blogger: Frank Barrett
Blog Name: Getting Tanked With Frank (retired)


Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: @fnbarrett/fnbarrett/no Untappd as I don’t like proof of how much I drink after the bottles and cans are gone
About Frank: I used to be the host of Getting Tanked With Frank, now I just enjoy beer when I’m not busy with work, kids activities and life in general. I call Southwest Iowa my home.

Beer Details:
Beer: Uff-da Bock
Brewery: New Glarus Brewing / New Glarus, WI
Twitter: @newglarusbeer
Beer Details:
-Style: Bock
-ABV: 7.3%


Commercial Description:
Hearty and full-bodied this is a “Big” bier. Brewed in the Reinheitsgebot tradition, our Bock comes by its mahogany hue naturally. You can expect this bier to be complex and smooth with deep chocolate and coffee undertones, complementing the rich bouquet. No matter if you choose to enjoy our bock before, during or after dinner, remember to serve at about 48°F. Because like many good things in life…the warmer the bock is, the sweeter it gets.



Why I  selected Uff-Da Bock:
Happy Festivus! It’s that time of year again. Time to take out the aluminum pole and prepare to air your grievances. I got mine setup tonight and am settling down with my holiday beer: New Glarus Uff-da Bock. Being a resident of Iowa, you’re probably wondering how I was able to get my hands on some beer from Wisconsin. Easy, my company has a branch in Wisconsin and some coworkers that travel between each location that owe me favors. Normally I pair beer with additional beer, but this year I grabbed a couple oreos instead. Gotta watch the figure. If you love chocolate and coffee, make a friend in WI and get your hands on some Uff-da, because it was made for you. If I worked in marketing for NG, I’d use “500 years of the Reinheitsgebot have led to this, the perfect Bock” as the slogan for this beer as it is just that: Perfection. As you can tell from the picture, I have some reading to do, so I’ll keep this review short and end with thanking our hosts for extending the invitation to do this once again. To you and yours, Merry Christmas! 


About Get Tanked with Frank:
Getting Tanked With Frank was once a podcast about beer, but has been on indefinite hiatus for quite some time now. Frank now spends the majority of his time volunteering with various charities and his sons’ Scout Troop as Scoutmaster. By day, he fights fires as Director of Information Technology for a fire truck manufacturer.



About New Glarus Brewing Company:
Daniel and Deb Carey have successfully combined their business management and brewing professionalism with their philosophy based on individuality, cooperation, and the employment of 100% natural ingredients to produce world class, handcrafted beers for their friends in Wisconsin.

Dan Carey, a Diploma Master Brewer, is well known in the microbrewery world. He is the Co-owner and Brewmaster for the New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Dan Carey has worked in the Brewing Industry since the age of 20.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science with an emphasis in Malting and Brewing Science from the University of California at Davis in 1983. He served his apprenticeship at a small brewery near Munich, Germany and has operated and constructed numerous breweries throughout the United States. He was valedictorian of the 1987 Siebel Institute Course in Brewing Technology. He passed the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Diploma Examination in 1990 as well as their Master Brewer Examination in 1992. Before starting New Glarus Brewing Company with Deborah Carey, he was a Production Supervisor for Anheuser-Busch. Dan won the Association of Brewers 2003 “Small Brewer of the Year” Award, the 2005 and 2006 “Mid Size Brewer of the Year” Awards, as well as the 2006 “Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing.”
Deborah Carey is the Founder and President of the New Glarus Brewing Company. One of life’s entrepreneurial spirits, she raised the capital for the start-up as a gift to her husband, establishing her as the first woman to found and operate a brewery in the United States. She is a native of Wisconsin. She attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana majoring in marketing and graphics. An entrepreneur at heart, she started her first business at the age of sixteen. After studying Business with the S.B.A. and Clackamus College in Portland, Oregon Deb met the challenge of establishing the New Glarus Brewing Co. in 1993. As Founder and President of “One of the Top Ten Breweries in the World” she does everything—except brew the beer!
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