Beer Boutique

Meet the Lager

Lager is the most widely sold beer style in the world. Originally from Bavaria in Germany, the term ‘lager’ means ‘to store’ in German as the beer needs to be conditioned (stored) for several weeks or months before it is ready to drink. A beer is defined as a lager based on the yeast that is used – a different strain to that used in ales – and one that worked better in the cold temperatures where it was born. Lager yeast contributes very little flavour to the final beer which comes from the hops and malt – another key difference between lagers and ales.

Brilliant Beer


Included here for completeness, this is not a style that we sell in The Beer Boutique due to its ubiquity and tastelessness. This is a Pilsner style lager but made with up to 50% corn or rice (to make the brewing process cheaper). The result is a very pale yellow beer with very low bitterness, a hint of sweetness and a high carbonation. Not much to recommend these – a bit nicer than a glass of water on a hot day perhaps?