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Lager: From Local Brew to Global Celebration

Lager: From Local Brew to Global Celebration

The Power of a Cold Brew


There’s nothing quite like a cold, crisp beer on a hot day. And for many, the drink of choice is lager. This beloved style of beer has been around for centuries, but in recent years, it’s been enjoying a resurgence. Why? Because more and more people are discovering the magic of a well-crafted lager.

What is Lager?

Before we dive too deep, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page. Lager is a type of beer that is brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast and is usually stored or “lagered” at cooler temperatures for a longer period of time than other types of beers. This gives it a clean, crisp taste that’s perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

The Rise of Craft Lager

Craft beer has been all the rage for a while now, but for a long time, lager was seen as the boring choice. That’s all changed in recent years as smaller, independent breweries have started putting their own spin on the classic style. By using unique ingredients, experimenting with different brewing processes, and aging the brew for varying lengths of time, craft brewers are producing lagers that are anything but boring.

Why We Love Lager

So why are more and more people jumping on the lager bandwagon? There are countless reasons, but here are a few:

– Refreshing: There’s nothing quite like a cold lager on a hot day. Its crisp, clean taste is the perfect antidote to the heat.
– Versatile: Whether you’re pairing it with a burger, a salad, or a spicy dish, lager’s mild flavor is the ultimate wingman.
– Low ABV: For those times when you don’t want to get hammered, lager’s lower alcohol content makes it a great choice.

The Future of Lager

As craft breweries continue to play around with lager recipes, we can expect to see some exciting new variations on the classic style. Some brewers are experimenting with adding hops to the brew to create a hoppier flavor profile, while others are incorporating different types of malt to produce a richer, more complex taste.

Bottom Line

Lager is the ultimate thirst quencher. Whether you’re lounging on the beach, grilling in the backyard, or just hanging out with friends, a cold lager is always a good choice. And with the rise of craft breweries, there’s never been a better time to give it a try. So spread the word – lager is back, and it’s better than ever.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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