Lager & Pilsner
A part of the beer family, lager is a little different from other ales as it’s brewed and conditioned at a lower temperature. Its name even means ‘storage’ in German, because it used to be kept away in cool caves. In short, lager is pretty cool.
The most popular variations of lager are pale ale, amber ale and dark. Exploring these options allows you to try lighter options like Birra Moretti, emerging craft lager like Curious Brew from the Chapel Down family, the fruity flavours found in Spitfire amber ale, all the way through the richness of London Pride.
Best enjoyed chilled, preferably with the sunshine out in abundance and surrounded by great company, the world of lager comes in such an array of flavours and formats, ready for you to buy online, sit back, relax and enjoy.
- Lagers and pilsners are definitely different, but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Lagers are a type of beer that is brewed with a bottom-fermenting yeast, while pilsners are brewed with a top-fermenting yeast. Pilsners usually have a more hoppy flavour than lagers do, and they also tend to be lighter in colour.
- Yes and no. Lager is definitely stronger than beer, but the difference isn't that drastic. Lagers typically have an ABV (alcohol by volume) of around 5%, while beers range anywhere from 2-8%. However, some craft lagers can reach up to 10% or even higher, while most beers stay within the 4-6% range. So in terms of strength, lagers are definitely at the higher end, but there's a fairly wide range when it comes to beers. At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer lighter beers while others prefer heavier lagers - it all just depends on what you're into. But if you're looking for something
- Yes, lager can freeze. In fact, freezing beer is a common way to make sure you have a cold drink on hand when you need it. The freezing process will cause the CO2 in the beer to solidify, which will give the beer a slightly different flavour than if it was consumed at room temperature. Some people prefer frozen lager to room-temperature lager, while others find the taste difference too pronounced. If you're not sure whether you'll like frozen lager or not, try it out and see for yourself!