|~ Bock mit Rettig ~|
This is a nice blue-gray, salt glazed character stein of what looks like a
Jester with a hood, made by Simon Peter Gerz, mold #305, around late 19th C. It is
shown on page 115 in the book "Character Steins" by Manusov and Wald. It
is a custom in Bavaria and I'm sure other places in Germany to have a radish
with a good beer. My German grandmother did this quite often and her parents
were from the Tyrol in Austria and Hannover in Northern Germany.
The style known now as bock was a dark, malty, lightly hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck. This style was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century. Due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced "Einbeck" as "ein Bock" ("a billy goat"), and thus the beer became known as "bock". To this day, a goat often appears on bock labels.
|Bock mit Rettig||Bock (Beer) with radish.|
Translation: Roy De Selms/Ubiquitous|
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