Chris's Wibbage Wet Your Whistle

Lager Beer

Once again here I am apologizing for not updating every week. Thankfully, I am on radio and do not have the burden of deadlines for a paper! I have been meaning to write this for some time now. Here it is your Weekly (I use this term loosely right now promise to get better) Wibbage Wet Your Whistle and it is all about LAGERS. Lagers are different from ales not just because ales tend to be more varied with flavors and have a more fruity taste than the crisper and cleaner taste of a lager, but because they are made using a different type of yeast during the fermentation process. Ales are top fermented while lagers are bottom fermented. This is just where the yeast settles. Ales the yeast floats to the top lagers the yeast settles at the bottom. The yeast in the fermentation of a lager likes the cold better than ale which thrives in warmer temperatures in the brewing process. You main ingredients in a lager are water, barley, yeast and hops. Once you start adding too much I feel you lose some of what makes a lager so amazing. Let the core ingredients speak for themselves without adding anything this keeps that crisp clean taste I talked about earlier intact. Here are a few Lagers I would recommend:

  • 1) Red Stripe – classic lager from Jamaica AB 4.7%
  • 2) Kona Longboard Lager – Hawaii – ABV 4.6%
  • 3) Yuengling – Pennsylvania – ABV 4.5%
  • 4) Sam Adams Boston Lager – Massachusetts – ABV 5.0%
  • As always please drink responsibly and CHEERS

As always drink responsibly and Cheers!!!

- Nagle

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