Lager Beer - Essential Facts And Serving Tips

  Georgie  Hawthorne     July 26, 2021    1706

 

When you look at alcoholic beverages around the world, it is very easy to see that Beer is the most popular spirit, and in recent times beer lovers have turned their attention to a more flavourful and aromatic beverage, which is Craft Beer in London and elsewhere around the world.

Why do people love beer so much, you might wonder? Well, it is a beverage that offers a variety of tastes, and is considered to be a communal drink. A beer is something you share with your friends on a night out on the town, and it is also a very refreshing drink after a hard day’s work, when you want to put your feet up and relax and unwind at home. There are many styles of craft beer in London and elsewhere, which cater to the many taste preferences that people have.

One of the more popular beer styles is Lager. Lager is an extremely refreshing beverage and is a bottom-fermented beer. The yeast that is used to ferment the beer gathers at the bottom of the fermentation barrel, and this type of yeast can tolerate much lower temperatures, which means that they reduce the number of biproducts during the fermentation process and thereby produces a very crisp clean drink.

Lagers can vary in appearance and taste from mild to rich, giving lager drinkers a range of different styles to choose from. Whatever style of beer you prefer, just remember that it should always be served cold (unless it is Bocks, which should be served at room temperature), and in a mug or pint glass, although Pilsners are usually served in a Pilsner glass. When pouring a Lager into your glass, it is important to remember to tilt the glass to a 45-degree angle and pour it in slowly, in order to produce the right head.

The right head should have a thick consistency and have tiny bubbles in it, keeping the beer fresh for longer and preserving its taste. A clean glass and the right temperature are imperative in producing the right head. If the beer glass is not cleaned well, or has any fat residue in it, then the beer will not develop a proper head. So, don’t forget to use beer glasses only for beer, and if you are thinking of enjoying your Lager at home, make sure that you chill it in the refrigerator first.

Here are a few more serving tips for Lagers:

  • Serving pale lager from a tap – Use a clean, tall and narrow glass. Place the glass under the tap and tilt it to a 45-degree angle and then open the tap. Once the glass is ¾ full, turn the glass upright and pour about 2-3 cm of head by turning the tap backwards. The beer should be served immediately.
  • Serving pale lager from a bottle – First make sure that the bottle is chilled to a temperature of 6-8o C, and that the Pilsner glass you use is clean and dry. Hold the glass at a 45-degree angle and start pouring the beverage slowly into the glass. When the glass is 2/3 full, turn the glass upright so that a head of 2-3 cm develops. Serve quickly.
  • Serving dark lager – A tulip glass is preferred for serving dark lagers, but ensure that the glass is clean and dry before serving. This style of lager should be served at a temperature of 12-16o C. Simply fill the tulip glass until it is half full, and let a head of about 2 cm develop on it.

Lagers are ideal for food pairing, with amber lagers going well with a lot of pub favourites such as pizza, Mexican food, burgers, mac & cheese, chicken or beef dishes. If you are thinking of a lighter beverage such as a Pilsner, then it is ideal with salads, schnitzel and herb chicken. American lagers are best with bar-be-ques, while Bocks are best with spicy food and desserts with chocolate.

There are many different brands of lager that differ according to individual preferences, but certainly it is the most popular style among the beer family. The ABV (alcohol by volume) rate of this style can vary from around 4.5-13%, depending on the type and manufacturer. It is best to have a look at the ABV before buying your beer in order to determine the right quantity you need, since most craft beer in London have a higher ABV than regular brands.

Are you now craving for a craft lager? Nothing can be simpler than ordering your beer online by searching for Craft Beer near me on your smart device, and getting your favourite beverage delivered right to your doorstep. It is convenient and easy, and you don’t have to step out of your house. Once you get your lagers, don’t forget to refrigerate them for at least 20-25 minutes before pouring your drink in order to retain its fantastic taste and texture.


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