Bockfest is a uniquely Cincinnati event, celebrating the brewing of Bock Beer and the coming of spring. Bock Beer is traditionally brewed for special occasions. It is complex, hardy, traditionally has a higher nutritional content than most beer and typically has a higher alcohol content. It has a particular link to spring because German monks drank it as a substitute for food during Lenten fasts.
Bockfest™ was created by the Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Company to celebrate the brewery’s introduction of Christian Moerlein Bock. The company eventually decided to make the launch of the bock beer into an entire festival.
The after party this year will be held at the New Bockfest Hall at Findlay Market, 1811 Vine Street, in the heart of the historic Brewery District.
The TQL Beer Series benefits the Over-The-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. It is a non-profit organization committed to making the Brewery District a healthy, balanced and supportive neighborhood economy by preserving, restoring and redeveloping our unique brewing history and historic urban fabric. The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail is the organization’s signature plan, highlighting the historic buildings that helped create Cincinnati’s rich brewing history.
We need hundreds of volunteers to make the Bockfest 5K the party that it is, and we have a feeling you’d fit right in. If you are interested in volunteering at Bockfest, please contact Claudia Heidelman at email@example.com.