Craft beer meets high culture: Cask & Larder sets release date for Brandenburger Bock

Photo courtesy of Cask & Larder
The composer Johann Sebastian Bach loved beer. Betcha didn't know that.

As any good German would, Bach wrote a letter to a friend boasting about a barrel of beer he'd received as a gift, effusively describing how much he loved it. Bach Festival Society of Winter Park members Betsy Gwinn and Alex Tiedtke found this 300-year-old letter, and out of that, the now-annual Brandenburger Bock collaboration between Cask & Larder and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park was born.

Mark your calendars; Beaujolais Nouveau is so 2015: For the second year running, the unveiling of the Brandenburger Bock will take place at Cask & Larder on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Master brewer Larry Foor has also invited several other breweries to join the festivities, including Redlight Redlight, Ten10, Central 28, Crooked Can and Red Cypress.

The event will also feature a live performance by members of the acclaimed Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, who will serenade the audience with selections from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos. (Concerto No. 3 is a personal favorite.) There will also be an exclusive menu of Bavarian specialties and to-go growlers available at both C&L and Swine & Sons

Best of all, your beer-drinking can do good. $1 of each sale will go to benefit the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

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