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The first of May means a number of different things: ancient pagan festivals, the transition from cold to warm weather, International Workers' Day, the maypole, etc. It also means Maibock! There are all kinds of Bockbier: Winterbock, Doppelbock, Eisbock. All of them are typically stronger (6.5% abv and up), somewhat maltier versions of amber German lager, though Maibock or Hellesbock are paler amber in color, but still darker than a standard Pils or Helles.
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Hofbrau claims to have brewed the first Maibock in Munich in 1614. That roughly matches up with the claim that in 1612 a brewer from Einbeck traveled to Munich to make the reputed “Ainpöckische Bier” for the southerners. Thanks to the regional dialect, "Ainpöckische" became “Oanpock”, and then eventually simply “Bock”. So, it seems that name Bock derives from the name of the town which first brewed it.
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