NULU Bock Fest

March 26, 2022  12-6pm

2022 Bock Fest Photos

As far as we can tell our good city of Louisville has a steep history with Bock Beer Festivals.  In fact we were able to go as far back as 1858.  Of course prohibition ended that for everyone in 1919, but still for 61 years the fine people (mostly thanks to our German friends), celebrated the annual Bock Beer Brews! 

What is Bock Beer you might ask?  Bock beer is a rich, complex, malty, low-hop style of lager. There are many varieties of bock that can all be different- Maibock, Doppleback, and Eisbock.  Although it is now almost always a lager, bock was originally an ale that was brewed by German monks in the Fourteenth Century.  The monks would often drink the rich beer during their times of fasting. The word “bock” means goat in German. The beer most likely gets its name from Einbeck, Germany. Einbeck is believed to be the origin of the beer and the name comes from a Bavarian dialectic pronunciation of the town that made it sound like “ein bock,” meaning “a billy goat.

March 26, 2022 will mark the fifth year of Bock Beer celebrations in the city of Louisville. NULU is home to two coincidentally named alleys- Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut, thus making it a fitting place for the Bock Beer Fest!  Join us as we drink locally brewed blessed bock beers, and as we enjoy safe and fun racing of the goats on Market Street.  The 2022 NULU Bock Fest will be a day full of great traditions, beer and fun!  Don't forget, all goat costumes, and fashions will be encouraged. FOR SPONSORSHIP INFO, EMAIL TREVOR@HBPRODUCTIONSLLC.COM

Check out the details for March 26th


  • 12pm Blessing of the Goats and Bock Beer
  • 12:30pm Renewal by Andersen® Rowdy Racing Classic Baby Goat Race
  • 1:30pm First Urology® Goat with the Flow Adult Goat Race
  • 2:30pm FEATURED RACE The FASTSIGNS® Forecast Dash Baby Goat Race
  • 3:30PM Patron® G.O.A.T. Greatest of all Tequilas Adult Goat Race
  • 4:30pm Nulu Marketplace® Classic Baby Goat Race
  • 5:30pm Baby Goat Race Championship
  • 6:00pm Adult Goat Race Championship



The KY Proud® Wurst Fest will feature local restaurants that will create their own version of a cased sausage. Bock Fest Attendees will be able to purchase the sausages at the festival, and a panel of esteemed celebrity judges will taste them all to crown the Wurst Fest Champion!  

Competitors will turn in their Wurst submissions at 2:00pm and winner announced on the Main Stage at 3pm.  

KY Proud Wurst Fest Competitors

Against the Grain Smokehouse
Monnik Brewing
Goodwood Brewery with Red Hog Kitchen
Crowler Catering with Eiderdown Chef Heather Burks
Everyday Kitchen 
Garage Bar
Falls City with Wurst
Galaxie Bar
Don't forget the drinks!!!

Ten local breweries serving up bock beers, plus the Bulleit Bourbon Bar and Patron Tequila Shack.

Against the Grain
Ten20 Craft Brewery
West Sixth Brewing
Gordon Biersch Brewing
Falls City Brewery

Gravely Brewing
Monnik Beer Co.
Akasha Brewery
Goodwood Brewing
Mile Wide Beer Co.

Bulleit Bourbon Bar - featuring “Bulleit and a Beer” plus other featured Bulleit craft cocktails and the “Bulleit Woody”, a vintage camper and mobile bar.

  • The Goat on the Run– Bulleit Bourbon, peach puree and lemonade topped with Ginger Beer
  • The Ward 8 – Bulleit Rye mixed with lemon and grapefruit juice with a touch of raspberry syrup.
  • The Kentucky Kid (G.O.A.T) – Bulleit Bourbon with Barret’s Ginger Beer and a splash of lime. 
Patron Tequila Shack - with freshly made margaritas by Crowler Catering 
  • Classic Lime Margarita– Patron Reposado Tequila with fresh lime juice, house made simple syrup and triple sec.
  • Mango Jalapeno Margarita - Patron Reposado tequila with house made margarita mix and jalapeno simple syrup, mango puree, triple sec and fresh squeezed limes.
  • Watermelon Basil Margarita – Basil infused Patron Reposado tequila with house made margarita mix, watermelon puree, simple syrup and triple sec. 

Rivergreen Cocktails available at the main bar.  Gin cocktails in 12oz cans made with fresh juices and other natural ingredients that are added to the gin that elevate these cocktails to create a contemporary twist on a classic favorite. 

  • Bee’s Knees – Made with gin, lemon and honey. The term “bee’s knees” is slang for ‘the best’. Even though this classic cocktail was created a century ago, it never disappoints
  • Gimlet – Made with a dry gin and fresh lime juice. A touch of organic cane sugar is added to cut the sour of the lime. 
  • Greyhound – A simple cocktail made with gin and grapefruit juice. This is a tart drink that is beautiful in both color and taste.


Volunteers to help day of the event?

We need lots of volunteers to make the day run smoothly, call or email Trevor Cravens to sign-up!

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