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Nulu Bock and Wurst Fest

March 25, 2023


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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 25, 2023 will mark the sixth 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 2023 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.

Check out the details for March 25th

Click below to view the race participants and goat names!
2023 Bock Fest Race Program.pdf

    12:00pm Blessing of the Goats & Bock Beer
    12:30pm Nulu Marketplace Classic Adult Goat Race
    1:15pm Renewal by Andersen Sprint Baby Goat Race
    2:00pm First Urology Cath Me If You Can Adult Goat Race
    2:45pm Tom Drexler Forecast Dash Baby Goat Race
    3:30pm Tractor Supply For Life Out Here Adult Goat Race
    4:15pm Taj Bar Baby Goat Race
    4:45pm Elite 8 Showdown Goat Race
    5:00pm Hotel Genevieve’s Got Your Goat Adult Goat Race
    5:30pm Jefferson County Farm Bureau Baby Goat Championship
    6:00pm Angel's Envy Ruby Port Sport Adult Goat Championship


    • 12pm: Louisville School of Rock
    • 1:15pm: Wicker Frog
    • 3:00pm: Luke Powers
    • 4:30pm: Nick Dittmeier and the Saw Dusters


    The KY ProudĀ® 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

    Crowler Catering | Spring St. Bar and Grill | Vernon Lanes  

    Lou Lou on Market | Monnik Beer Company | Falls City Brewing

    Galaxie | Guacamole | La Bodeguita de Mima | Red Top | Senora Arepa

    Don't forget the drinks!!!

    Local breweries serving up bock beers, plus the Bourbon Bar and Tequila Shack.

    Against the Grain | Atrium | Akasha

    Butchertown | Falls City | Goodwood

    Gordon Biersch | Gravely

    Shippingport | Pivot | Mile Wide

    Monnik | Ten20 | West Sixth

    Guinness Inflatable Pub

    Thank you to our bar sponsors, Bulleit Bourbon, Patron Tequila and Tito’s Vodka.  Check out the specialty cocktails at the various bars throughout the event. 

    Specialty cocktails and more hand made by Crowler Catering.     

    Rivergreen Cocktails are also available at the Bulleit Bar.  Ready to drink gin cocktails, the Bees Knees, Gimlet and Greyhound.

    Thank You to all of our sponsors!

    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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