Bock of Ages

My latest brew, the bock, is bottled. I can’t wait to taste it…but I’ll have to. It’ll be another four more weeks. *sigh*

In the interest of full disclosure, I did enjoy an early taste. Not all the bock made it in the bottle…
The bock that didn't get bottled on TwitPic

According to Wikipedia:

Bocks have a long history of being brewed and consumed by Roman Catholic monks in Germany. During the Spring religious season of Lent, monks were required to fast. High-gravity Bock beers are higher in food energy and nutrients than lighter lagers, thus providing sustenance during this period. Similar high-gravity Lenten beers of various styles were brewed by Monks in other lands as well. It was rumored that Martin Luther drank this beer during the Diet of Worms.

I had some incredible name ideas on my blog post Help name my Bock. These included:

  • John Lawlor
    Bock and Roll :}

  • Rob Hatch
    Taking cue from your new book, to name your new “Bock”. I offer this: “Cask Without Fear”.

  • Larry Hehn
    In honor of the classic Bill Cosby routine, we could call it “Bock Bock Number One

    If you make it again you could call it “Re-Bock

    For the Star Trek fans we could call it “Misters Bock

    Bock of Ages

  • Malia Taylor
    Bock Off: Straight from the Pit(man) of Hell”

    Would Luther have laughed or been offended? You decide.

  • Jenn Phillips
    How about BockFlip? Think of the tie-ins!

  • Janice Murray
    How about Bock-Mor

  • Scott Maentz
    Holy Water

    Bock of Ages

    I Knead a Bock

    Bock Off!

    Butt Head Bock

    Bock Me Up

    Baby Got Bock

  • James Sack
    For a self-deprecating look, how about ‘Maine de Bock el’?

  • Rich Gouette
    considering the Germanic geographical reference:

    The Worminator

  • Cara Armstrong
    Right Bock atcha

    bock,bock, bock bock Bock (as in the Cadbury Bunny Style)

    in the style of a Dire Straits tune from the 80’s “Bock of Life” (walk of life)

    Mock’s Bock

    Bock Bock Goose

I’ve laughed out loud a number of times looking over this. Thanks for the chuckles.

As you can see by the image above, I’ve chosen “Bock of Ages.” I hope St. Martin would approve. (I think he would. And I’d be interested in learning about this Diet of Worms… *grin*)

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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