May Means Maibocks. And Goats

This week I started contributing craft beer content to the Food Republic, a killer new website covering everything that you can shove into your mouth. I should be delivering fresh and tasty content a couple times a week. Huzzah! Continued employment! That said, my first post focuses on maibocks, a criminally under-loved style of German lager. Maibocks (that is, "May bock") are strong and bitter, but easy-drinking enough to get into your belly on a sunny afternoon. I love me the maibocks from Smuttynose, Victory and Stoudt's so much, I decided to pen an ode to the maibock in today's column. Curious? Read it up!

P.S. Why the goat? Well, bock means billy goat in German. Hence, the goat is the bock's unofficial mascot. Check out this crazy goat race at the Sly Fox brewery this weekend.