Tag: Lager

Daring to Make the Leap: Switzerland Jumps into the Global Beer Revolution Beer Without Borders by

Once dominated by a few macro lagers, Switzerland’s recent craft brewing boom has left it with more breweries per capita than any other European nation.

Crushing Lager Myths with Firestone Walker’s Matt Brynildson Advocate This by

More and more independent brewers are getting into lager brewing, but plenty of misinformation still exists. We asked Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson to help us dispel five common myths.

Three Beers to Pair with a Lobster Roll Table Mates by

We asked Row 34 beer director Suzanne Hays to select three beers to accompany this simple—yet scrumptious—New England classic.

Kulmbacher: Strong, Dark, and Hoppy History by the Glass by

Before the proliferation of Pilsner, Germany had Kulmbacher—a strong, dark, and surprisingly hoppy lager.

The Civil Life Brewing Company’s Vienna Lager Beer Reviews by

The Vienna Lager from Civil Life Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Mo., is as authentic as you can get outside of Austria.

Europe’s Puzzling Nobility: Hops from the Styrian Hinterland Behind the Bines by

US drinkers might soon become more familiar with four new flavor hops from Slovenia, in addition to the Styrian region’s already well-known Noble hops.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen: Championing Washington’s Terroir From the Source by

Chuckanut opened its second location, the South Nut, in the heart of the fertile Skagit Valley, within walking distance of some of the best grain—and grain research—in the country.

Ashleigh Carter, Co-founder and Head Brewer, Bierstadt Lagerhaus Going Pro by

At Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver, Ashleigh Carter turns out the traditional German lagers she loves drinking on an Old World copper brewhouse, and asks beer drinkers to come along for the ride.

Pilsner for the People Unfiltered by

We’ve ridden the wave of beer trends through tepid Amber Ales, extreme alcohol bombs, funky sours, and juicy IPAs—now, it’s Pilsner’s turn.

Taking a Beer Break Beer Smack by

It might sound silly or even sacrilegious to some, but the concept of taking a break from beer has been a frequently asked question in our forums since the late ’90s.

The Art of the Shower Beer Beer Smack by

Regardless of what you’ve heard or read in the past, there are only three things you need to know to master the art of the shower beer.

Happily Single: The Satisfaction of Beer Monogamy Unfiltered by

No longer paralyzed by choice, there’s a freedom that comes from sitting at a bar with friends, hefting steins of the exact same beer for hours.

Great Raft Brewing: Bringing Local Beer to Northwest Louisiana From the Source by

Andrew and Lindsay Nations moved back to their hometown of Shreveport, La., to create and foster a beer culture in the state’s northwest corner, which is closer to Dallas, Texas, than New Orleans.

Three Boys Brewery: A Kiwi Twist on Tradition From the Source by

Three Boys Brewery produces a lineup described as “tradition with a Kiwi twist,” modifying classic recipes to meld with New Zealand tastes and locally available ingredients.

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Lager BYOB by

Give a flavorful twist to a simple lager recipe from the “Barrel Master” at Eagle Rock Brewery by toasting your own Pilsner malt.

International Collaboration in the 19th Century History by the Glass by

There’s nothing new about collaboration beers; international brewers have been working together for centuries. Pilsner, for instance, was born when British and Bavarian brewing technology intersected with Bohemian raw materials.

Dutch Oud Bruin History by the Glass by

Whenever someone claims every style of beer is brewed in the US, my response is always: What about Dutch Oud Bruin?

Lager Experimentation BYOB by

Why aren’t brewers playing with lagers like they do ales? For one thing, lagers are more difficult to homebrew due to the extra refrigeration requirements. Lager yeasts also leave a crisper, more delicate edge that makes it tricky to lay another flavor down without overwhelming the beer.

Early Swedish Lager History by the Glass by

In the second half of the 19th century the types of beer brewed in Sweden changed radically. The original, purely indigenous styles were gradually swept away by imports from elsewhere, and Sweden was very early to jump on the lager train.

A Little Perspective BYOB by

This spring, brew an updated, “cheater” version of a Bock—a darker, heartier version of a traditional lager.

American Styles of the 1930s History by the Glass by

Robert Wahl had a distinguished career as a brewing science educator. But one of his greatest legacies is a book that shines a light on American brewing in the immediate aftermath of Prohibition.

Resurrecting Lager Unfiltered by

Considering the substantial resources and opportunities provided by the sales juggernaut that is IPA, it’s time to redirect some of those resources to a noble and long-ignored end: the resurrection of American lager beer.

Czech Beer Styles History by the Glass by

Every hue of IPA and dozens of Stout sub-types are recognized in style guidelines, but Czech beer is reduced to “Bohemian Pilsner,” a name that would leave a Czech drinker scratching his head. Meanwhile, the country is awash with an array of lager styles, more than anywhere else in the world.

Heineken’s Early Lagers History by the Glass by

Heineken is synonymous with the Pale Lager called Pilsener that still dominates the world. The vast majority of the beer they brew is in that style. But that wasn’t always the case.