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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Visitors at the festival in Reno could sample a peanut butter and pickle pilsner, a tamale lager and a smoked carrot stout. Dee-ann Durbin, The Denver Post, "As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors like Wynkoop’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout," 5 June 2019 The pressure is greatest on the big makers of soft drinks and beer, which are jockeying for market share in new categories mostly dominated by upstarts as Americans’ thirst for lager and sugary soda continues to wane. Jennifer Maloney And Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Beyond Soda: How and Why Your Beverage Options Are Exploding," 26 Aug. 2018 Asian Brothers creates Hmong, Laotian and Vietnamese styles, with a focus on light, crisp, food-friendly brews like pilsners and lagers. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "May is going to be a really big month for beer in Sacramento," 27 Apr. 2018 The label features the iconic Victorian lady graphic and the recipe is a blend of Vienna-style lager and German nobel hops. Niala Wagstaff,, "Christian Moerlein brings back original lager," 21 Mar. 2018 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

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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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