Here is another thing to drink to on December 10th – it is National Lager Day.

Random Lager Beer Facts

  • A lager is brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast while ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeast
  • Lagers require a cooler temperature (42 – 55 F)  than an ale to ferment
  • Lager yeast grows slower than ale yeast (about twice as long)
  • A few lager styles include Pilsners, Bock, Doppelbock, Oktoberfest, American Lite Lager
  • 9 of 10 beers consumed around the world are lagers
  • Lager means “to store” in German
  • Color has nothing to do with the beer style – a lager can be any color
  • Lager flavors typically come from the ingredients, not the yeast strain
  • Lagers cost more than ale’s to produce, but store and ship better

A Few Lager Beers to Try

Glassware for your Lager Beer

Cook Dinner with your Lager Beer


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