Baderbräu, the craft beer that was popular in Chicago in the late 80’s and 90’s and recently returned to the market, announces today that it has just launched a new varietal, Baderbräu Red Velvet Hoppy Bock.
A contemporary take on a classic German bock, this beer features Munich Malt, supported by Vienna & Honey Malts and Carawheat, a non-traditional ingredient. This deep mahogany red brew is a full-bodied malt bomb, a touch sweet with a rich, thick head.
Founder Rob Sama says, “With so much focus these days on hops in the craft beer world, we’re just really proud to be able to put out a beer that puts the malts first but is well balanced with 100% Northern Brewer Hops. It may be a bit contrarian, but I think when you taste the beer you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the malts, the oft-forgotten but essential element of beer.”
The Red Velvet is the second original recipe from the Baderbräu team (Oktoberfest launched fall 2012) and can be found at many retailers including Binny’s and Mariano’s, as well as local restaurants and bars throughout Chicagoland through mid-April.
In 2010, Rob Sama formed Baderbräu Brewing Company with the assistance of master brewer and original Baderbräu pilsener creator Douglas Babcook to bring back Baderbräu Chicago Pilsener to prominence. The original Baderbräu brand was brewed from 1989 to 1998.