In April Bob and I start dissecting some of our favorite styles, lagers. In this episode we dive into the American Light Lager. A beer style that is perfect for cutting the grass, deck sitting, or watching any sporting event, the American light lager is pale, bright, effervescent, and just down right tasty. Sit back, crack a cold one, and listen as we pontificate on perhaps the most popular style of beer in all American folklore. Style examples: 

  • Yuengling – Light Lager
  • Boston Beer Company – Sam ‘76
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company – Rally Drum Lager

 ABV: 2.8-4.2% IBUs: 8-12 Color: 2-3 

Serving Temp: Go cold — anywhere in the 33- to 40-degree range is suitable for macro lagers. This is around your average refrigerator temperature, with 33 degrees, near freezing, on the low end. Your sweet spot is really between 36 and 38 degrees, which is the temperature of most draft beer systems.

 Serving Pressure:  10-14 PSI Drink representative selection of the week: Brew Kettle – Major Lager 4.5% and 10 IBU   

Beer as described by brewer: A traditional Light American Lager with a crisp taste, a slight bite of American hops, a clean & refreshing finish. The perfect game day beer Average Rating on Untappd: 3.53   Support the show by doing your Amazon shopping through our affiliate link. Just click the link here or on my website and do your shopping as you would normally. With every purchase you make using the link the podcast gets a little commission kick back. 

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