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National Lager Day is observed on December 10 annually.

Obviously we advise responsible drinking, but today is the perfect excuse to go out to a pub or bar and enjoy a glass or two of beer.  You could even buy yourself a couple of your favourite bottles and enjoy in the comfort of your own home!

The background to the day is relatively unknown but breweries and lager lovers alike relish the national observance!

Lager is one of the two main types of beer, ale being the other one. The difference between lager and ale is that lager is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures while ale is brewed using a warm fermentation. Pale lager is the most widely consumed style of beer in the world.

In the beginning, warm fermentation was the only known method of making beer therefore all beers were ales. Cold fermented beers first appeared in Bavaria in the 16th century. Lager brewing was brought to America from Europe circa 1840. Pale lager is the most popular type of lager but it is not the only kind with dark lagers becoming more well known and popular in recent times.

On National Lager Day many breweries and pubs host various events such as beer tastings and brewery tours. Whilst we encourage participation in this event, we must remind you to drink responsibly! You will thank us for reminding you not to go overboard on the lager consumption!