Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Columbus will hold a tapping party at 6:30 tonight (Wednesday) to release its WinterBock. "WinterBock is a strong, dark beer that was used by 11th century Bavarian monks to help sustain themselves during winter fasts," brewer Chris Alltmont said in an email. "These creamy bocks ensured that the monks would fast frequently." The beer features four malts: Munich malt, pilsner malt, dark roasted caramel malt and black malt. WinterBock -- which is 7.5 percent alcohol -- is available November through January.