Sitting here contemplating why I love Doppelbocks so much brought me to thinking (for the upteenth time), why most of this beer tends to have names that end in “ator”.
– Captivator by Tree Brewing
– Instigator by Phillips Brewing
– Deviator by Cameron’s Brewing Co.
– Lucubrator by Occidental Brewing Co.
This is only 4 of tons available and I figured had to be a reason- and if so, why on earth didn’t I know this already? Turns out the monks who originally brewed this style in Germany named it “Salvator”, or Savior. This name however is trademarked by Paulaner International, a Munich brewery founded in 1634. Modern day brewers carry on this tradition as a nod to the original brewers. Now I know.
It makes an interesting game after you’ve had few doppelbocks; trying to come up with new and creative names!
I’ll get back to my beer now.