Brewery Head Explains Bock Beer Tradition

Camden Courier-Post – March 18, 1950

Bock as a March beer is largely an American tradition, it was pointed out by Fred A. Martin Sr., president of Camden brewery.

Martin, speaking on the early appearance of bock beer in this area, said it generally makes its appearance in Europe before Christmas and is featured until the supply runs out. It is known as a spring beer only in the United States, Denmark and Belgium, he declared.

“In Norway and Sweden it is brewed the year around and constitutes 25 percent of the beer production of Scandinavia,” Martin said. “In Germany, its traditional birthplace, it is brought to the consumer in December, and large quantities of bock beer are consumed in Germany from early December to April.

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