Sun Dec 10th

National Lager Day

On December 10th, the third most popular drink after water and tea is a glass. Although lager is often thought of as a light, summer beer, we believe that every season deserves to be celebrated with a few of your favorite things.

Lagers are distinguished from other beers by using a cold-conditioning process. The yeast used are often described as "bottom-fermenting" yeast or yeast that can grow at colder temperatures. Brewers perfected this process in cellars dug into the ground and filled with ice long before refrigeration was invented. Many who enjoyed the delicious results referred to the lager as "crisp" and "refreshing" after tasting it. It's no wonder that this process has thrived and produced a large variety of brews that are synonymous with regional and national brands.

There are endless possibilities for your pleasure with so many choices from pale, amber, or dark, not to mention the numerous craft styles. With the taste of Summer, gather some friends and celebrate this midwinter season.

How to celebrate #nationallagerday

National Lager Day is celebrated in a variety of ways. To discover delectable new lagers, you can start by ordering a flight. While you're doing that, invite a few people to join you. We know that's one of the best ways to Celebrate Every Day!

  • At home, you can try homebrew lagers
  • Take a tour of a local brewery to learn about the brewing process firsthand. The brewmasters spend a lot of time and effort in making their lagers just right, and take a great deal of pride in their craft
  • Do some research. Melissa Cole's book of Lager: A guide to the world's most popular style of beer by Melissa Cole or A Brief History of Lager: 500 Years of the World's Favorite Beer by Mark Dredge
  • Make your own beer bread by baking some. Make this Veggie Beer Bread dish and enjoy it with your favorite lager

Order a pair of beer socks for you and your family while sipping your favorite lager. Be sure to post a snapshot of you sporting them on social media using #NationalLagerDay.

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Lager FAQ

Q. Is there a difference between lager and beer?

A. No. A. No. A. No. Lager is a style of beer made from yeasts, cold and bottom fermented.

Is there a difference between ale and lager?

A. Yes. Yes. Several unique features of these beers make them unique.

The first and most noticeable difference between lager vs. ale is the types of yeast used to make lager vs. ale. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the yeast in ale. That is why ale smells like baked bread to you. It's the same species of yeast as the common yeast. However, the yeast used in lager, Saccharomyces pastorianus, prefers a cold fermentation process, which leads to another difference between the two beers. Cold conditioning is required for a lager's cold phase. Depending on the variety, the process can take weeks to months. Lagers are also fermented cold, while ales are fermented warm.