Brew Review – Honey Bach by Central 28 @central28beer

Classical music is so much more than that stuff they pay as you’re wandering through Fresh Market, y’all. But I had no idea it had the following that it did in Central Florida, including the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

Maybe that makes me uncultured, but until I found out about them from DeBary’s Central 28 Brewing, i simply didn’t know they existed. And Central 28 brewed for them as well, releasing Honey Bach (Doppelbach, 7.5% ABV, 20 IBU) for a Bach-themed event they did with Winter Park’s Cask and Larder. 


Apparently Bach was often paid for his services with beer. The connection isn’t necessarily as random as I thought.

I also want to know if there is a connection between the bear on this label and the one from Dancing Pierre.

Doppelbock are strong and sweet to begin with. The malts are heavy and thick, almost like drinking molasses (okay, maybe not that much). It’s heady and sweet, and carried with it a punch that walks much stronger than the 7.5% ABV listed on the bottle.

With all of that, the additions of locally-sourced Orange Blossom and Gallberry honeys bring an interestingly fruity dimension to what could have easily gone overboard in malt. The honey is rich but decadently light, and floats over the malty undercurrent like an aria.

Central 28 might have bombers left, but you’re going to have to travel to DeBary to find out.

And listen to some classical music on the drive, will ya?

Drink Florida Craft,


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