Lager or Beer: What Is the Difference?

Answer Although definitions of what goes into beer vary, one good starting point is the German Reinheitsgebot, a beer purity law which goes back to the 16th century. It specifies that beer must only cont... Read More »

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What Is Lager?

A lager is a type of beer made with bottom fermenting yeast that is brewed at lower temperatures and for a longer duration than ales. However, in German "lager" simply refers to storing beer at co... Read More »

How to Make Lager?

Lagers represent the most widely consumed styles of beer in the world, so it's no wonder that many home brewers will want to try their hand at brewing lager at some point. Lagers offer crisp and cl... Read More »

How is lager made?

Beers are generally classified in one of two categories: ales and lagers. These styles differ not only in flavor, but in how they are brewed. The process is different for each, and it all comes dow... Read More »

What is a "lager shandy"?

A shandy (or shandy-gaff to give it its full name) is a drink made with 50% lemonade and 50% ale. A lager shandy substitutes lager for ale. A ginger-beer shandy substitutes ginger beer for lemonade... Read More »