Bock Beer - Food and Drink

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005

Bock Beer
Food and Drink

Bock Beer (or Bock Bier) is a strong lager with just enough hops to balance the malt. It was first brewed in Bavaria and allegedly named for its ability to make one caper like a goat. Bock is German for goat and many bock beers feature goats on their labels.

Exactly what was originally implied by the word “goat” is subject to conjecture. According to witch-hunters, bock beer was among the beverages reputedly featured at witches’ sabbats presided over by the goat god.

See also Beer; ANIMALS: Goats; CALENDAR: Sabbats; DICTIONARY: Sabbat; HORNED ONE.