Pronounced “Hell-ess Bock”, Helles Bock or Heller Bock Maibock (literally: light Bock) is essentially a synonym for Maibock, the Bavarians’ strong, golden lager favored during the brief transition transition between the long Bavarian winters along the northern edge of the Alps and the equally long, hot summers. Maibocks are customarily served in the spring and are oftentimes interrelated with spring festivals and celebrations more often in the month of May. In spite of its name, this brew is not light in body or strength, just in color. The Maibock style of beer tends to be lighter in color than other Bock beers and often has a significant hop character with a noticeable alcohol around the same as a traditional Bock.
Pairs well with:
Maibock and Helles Bock go well with a dish of spicy food, such as Thai or Korean BBQ, shellfish, or fried foods. We recommend our Fish and Chips, pieces of tender white cod, dipped in our homemade wheat beer batter and golden fried, combined with deep-fried potato fries and served with a side of cole slaw.
Our Hideout Helles:
This is one beer you won’t mind doing some serious time with. Light amber-colored bock crafted with Wyermann malts and yeast from the Andechs Monastery in Germany for a sweet, malty character with a subtle roasted accent. Medium body and low hop bitterness make for an altogether arresting experience.