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Ziegenbock (Ziegen Bock) is a German amber lager brewed by Anheuser-Busch. It is billed as "for Texans by Texans," and distributed in Texas and nearby states.[1] Ziegenbock is the German word for a billy goat.

Ziegenbock is marketed as a Texas brewed Bock-Style Beer (Import - Craft - Specialty) and positioned as a Texan beer to compete with Shiner Bock.[citation needed] Ziegenbock is brewed at Anheuser-Busch's Houston brewery. Like Shiner Bock and Amber Bock, it does not conform to the BJCP style guidelines [2] for a Bock, either in terms of flavor profile or potency.


Ziegfest is an annual music festival sponsored by Ziegenbock and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch. Ziegfest typically features Red Dirt musicians. There are typically several venues with the events scheduled around a month apart.


  1. ^ D'aveni, Richard. Strategic Supremacy: How Industry Leaders Create Spheres of Influence from Their Product Portfolios to Achieve Preeminence, ISBN 0743217632
  2. ^ http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style05.php

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