la·​ger | \ ˈlä-gər How to pronounce lager (audio) \

Definition of lager

: a beer brewed by slow fermentation and matured under refrigeration

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Brewed as a traditional north German pils, this hoppy lager is packed full of German noble hops but finishes unbelievably dry. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Get to know Gravely Brewing Co., a craft brewery in Louisville," 4 Mar. 2018 Two of Surly’s year-round favorites, the Xtra-Citra pale ale and Hell, a German-style Munich Helles lager, will also be on draft. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Tap tracker: Bell's, Surly, Oskar Blues and Dog Fish Head bring brews to Chicago," 18 Oct. 2017 Others are a brewery’s interpretation of a light, easy-drinking lager. Josh Noel,, "Can craft brewers make good light beer? Our tasting pits them against Bud, Miller, Coors, more," 12 July 2018 But the wide world of drinking has so much more to offer a classic cheeseburger than a flavorless can of domestic lager. Paula Forbes, GQ, "What to Drink With Your Burgers This Summer," 30 June 2018 The Mexican imports have been a bright spot in the U.S. beer market while other big brewers have struggled with sliding volumes as consumers trade American lagers for wine and spirits. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Constellation CEO Rob Sands to Step Down From Corona Brewer," 17 Oct. 2018 The new Silver Spring House has also partnered with Sprecher Brewery in presenting their own lager and India pale ale. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Newly-renovated Silver Spring House maintains historic feel but customers will notice changes, including the menu," 27 Apr. 2018 The Pachangarita is an icy mix of Sun King’s Pachanga Mexican-style lager, tequila, limeade and lime sparkling water. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018 Twenty lagers on tap, five food trucks, tiki bar, silent disco, a live mural painting, vendors, games, chalk art competition, more. 208-344-0011, Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of lager

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lager

German Lagerbier beer made for storage, from Lager storehouse + Bier beer

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English Language Learners Definition of lager

: a type of beer that is light in color and is aged at cool temperatures

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