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- 0.1 Does Lucky Lager beer still exist?
- 0.2 Where is Lucky Lager from?
- 0.3 What kind of beer is Lucky Lager?
- 1 What does Lucky Lager taste like?
- 2 When did they stop making Lucky Lager beer?
- 3 How many calories in a Lucky Lager?
- 4 Is Lucky Buddha beer a lager?
Does Lucky Lager beer still exist?
Past Canadian Presence – Lucky was actually brewed on Vancouver Island in Victoria until 1982, when Labatt moved off the island and demolished the brewery to prevent any competition on the island. Labatt brewed Lucky out of Edmonton, Alberta, in the same brewery where they produced Budweiser for all of Western Canada, and is still brewed to this day.
Where is Lucky Lager from?
I recently moved back to Vancouver Island and I was reminded of a certain geographic peculiarity upon my first trip to the liquor store. There, right as I walked into the store, was a six-foot high pyramid of familiar red and white cartons of beer. “Vancouver Island’s Original Lucky Lager” the boxes proclaimed, next to an illustration of a man in waders hauling in a giant tyee salmon.
- For the unfamiliar, this is a ubiquitous sight on Vancouver Island.
- In just about every fridge, the back of every pickup truck, and the bottom of every roadside ditch, you will find cans of Lucky Lager.
- It’s as Vancouver Island as Nanaimo bars and driving 10 km/h under the speed limit.
- The thing is, though, there isn’t anything remotely Vancouver Island about it, except the marketing.
Lucky Lager is an American beer brand that began in San Francisco and made its way north in the 1950s with itinerant American loggers who came to work the summers in the B.C. forestry industry, and it caught on with the locals. Labatt Brewing soon bought the brand, and even briefly brewed it on Vancouver Island until it closed its Victoria brewery in 1982.
- Today, Lucky Lager is part of the AB InBev global beverage juggernaut, and brewed in Edmonton, Alberta—more than 1,200 km away from Vancouver Island.
- There is nothing remotely Vancouver Island about this beer: not its owners, its makers, or even its ingredients.
- Yet the locals claim it as their own.
- Other areas of B.C.
also have questionable loyalty to foreign-owned beers. On a recent trip to Northern B.C., I was surprised to discover that the “utility beer” of choice was not Cariboo Brewing’s Blonde Ale—which actually won silver at the 2017 B.C. Beer Awards and is brewed in Prince George by hardworking British Columbians using local ingredients—but instead, Budweiser.
This trend is especially disappointing when you consider how much amazing beer is getting made locally, all over the province. Phillips malts its own B.C.-grown barley, and uses Vancouver Island-grown hops in some of its beers. Vancouver Island Brewing has been brewing its beer on the Island since 1984, and it, too, uses Vancouver Island hops.
Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo manages to make its Island Time Lager with ingredients grown within 20 km of the brewery. If you’re from the Island (or Northern B.C., or anywhere, really), I challenge you to switch to a local brand of beer. If you like inexpensive lagers, that’s fine, there are plenty of local examples these days.
There was a time, not too long ago, when craft breweries shied away from inexpensive light lagers that might face competition from the big bad macro breweries. In reality, they are actually incredibly technical and expensive beers to brew. But today, pretty much every brewery in the province has at least one lager even your old man can get into.
And should. There’s nothing wrong with drinking foreign beer, per se. Some of the best beer in the world is made in places not called British Columbia. But Lucky Lager and other foreign-owned macro garbage aren’t among them. You have options. By drinking local beer, you’re supporting your own community. You’re not only supporting the local brewery and the people who work there, but the local businesses it contracts and the local suppliers it relies on. You’re supporting everyone from local farmers to truck drivers, you name it.
- These are your neighbours, your family and your friends.
- You’re a goddamn hero, really.
- But chances are, if you’re reading this, I’m already preaching to the converted.
- So let’s all do our part to spread the gospel of local beer.
- The next time you see your buddy, or uncle or Sharon from accounting cracking into can of foreign-owned and -brewed macro swill, sit them down and tell them their choices are offensive and wrong.
I’m kidding, obviously. Don’t do that. But maybe ask them: “If I could find you a beer that tastes just as good as what you’re drinking for about the same price, but it was locally owned, locally brewed with local ingredients, and your money stayed right here in our community, would you drink it?” The answer will be yes.
- It bloody well should be, anyways.
- If it’s not, you don’t need those people in your life.
- Axe and Barrel Brewing (Langford) // Langford Lager Central City Brewing (Surrey) // Beer League Lager Coal Harbour Brewing Co.
- Vancouver) // 311 Helles Lager Howe Sound Brewing Co.
- Squamish) // Howe Sound Lager Lighthouse Brewing (Victoria) // Company Lager Longwood Brewery (Nanaimo) // Island Time Lager Mt.
Begbie Brewing (Revelstoke) // High Country Kolsch Old Yale Brewing (Chilliwack) // BC Backyard Lager Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver) // Craft Lager Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. (Victoria) // Pilsner Red Truck Beer Co. (Vancouver) // Road Trip Classic Lager Vancouver Island Brewing (Victoria) // Victoria Lager
The Spring 2019 issue of The Growler is out now! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer guide at your local brewery, select private liquor stores, and on newsstands across the province.
What kind of beer is Lucky Lager?
Lucky has been quality brewed in the tradition of a classic Canadian lager since 1934. With no preservatives, only 4.8% alcohol, Lucky is a lighter tasting, easy drinking beer that has stood the test of time.
What does Lucky Lager taste like?
When it comes to flavor, think neutral, and not in a bad way. There’s not too much of any flavor, with a balance of grain and corn flavors, with a low to medium-low hop bitterness. Craft beer drinkers will probably find the hop flavors to be subdued.
When did they stop making Lucky Lager beer?
Lucky Lager was originally brewed by the General Brewing Corporation, which opened in 1933 at 2601 Newhall St. in the Bayview. The Lucky label was first launched in 1934, and continued to be produced in Bayview until the brewery shuttered in 1978.
Who owns Lucky beer?
Lucky Lager: the Island’s working-class beer thrives despite craft craze – Beer Me British Columbia Guest contributor Larry Pynn is a longtime Vancouver Sun writer who became intrigued by Vancouver Island’s culture of Lucky Lager upon retiring to the Cowichan Valley. Here’s his look at a beer that’s special to an entire region of BC. Image: Susan Fox and Paul Wagner at home.
Photos by Larry Pynn unless otherwise indicated P aul Wagner and Susan Fox are Lucky in love. On their first date six years ago, they drove to the forested outskirts of Port Alberni in winter and cozied up to a roaring campfire. Then Fox opened a carefully-prepared picnic lunch that included two of Wagner’s favourites — smoked sausages from Pete’s Mountain Meats and Lucky Lager beer.
It was love at first sip. “I was fussing about what to impress this man with,” she recalls. “I barely knew him.” Wagner, a heavy-equipment operator in the forest industry, had no time to go home and freshen up. “I was late, stuck at work. I showed up in my work clothes and my work truck.” That suited Fox, a project manager, just fine.
“I immediately felt comfortable. We didn’t have to go through that fake stage. The perfect date.” Wagner enjoys the taste of Lucky — “It’s got a little bit of bite to it, which I like, and it’s refreshing” — but there’s something bigger going on. “It’s almost like you get brainwashed. I don’t even look at other beer.” Wagner is not keen on hoppy beers and mischievously dismisses the craft-beer crowd as “toques and beards.
They have work boots on but have never done a day of work.” Vancouver Island is Lucky Lager country, has been for generations. Nowhere in Canada is the brand so popular, bucking craft trends to remain the working person’s beer of choice and achieving cult-like status in rural, resource-dependent communities.
- Netty Schmuland, lessee of the Lucky Logger Pub in the small North Island timber town of Woss, reckons 99% of her beer sales are Lucky Lager, with loggers and tourists her clientele.
- The other one per cent? Fancy beers such as Corona and Stella Artois.
- Lucky is what people want,” she continues.
- I think it’s nostalgia, the fact that it was brewed on the Island.” Does she drink it? “Absolutely not.
I’m not a beer drinker, but it definitely has a different smell versus the airiness of a Budweiser.” You can’t get Lucky on tap at her pub, to customers’ chagrin. She says the bar equipment was in such bad shape when she took over the business a year ago that she’s been forced to sell only bottled beer from a fridge.
- Schmuland is correct that Lucky was once brewed on the Island, but the history dates back much further.
- According to self-described “breweriana collector and brewery historian” Gary Flynn, of Bellingham, Washington, the first Lucky Lager brewery was established by the General Brewing Corporation of San Francisco but was controlled by Coast Breweries Ltd,
of British Columbia. “After WWII, Lucky Lager became the best-selling beer in California.” Flynn writes. The first beer hit the market in 1934. Lucky Lager: a tradition for countless Islanders. Photo: Andrea Anderson The Royal B.C. Museum archives explains further that Coast Breweries Ltd. was a consortium founded to hold the assets of several B.C. breweries. American breweries came on board from 1934 to 1949, including the General Brewing Company.
- By 1954, the consortium had been renamed Lucky Lager Breweries Limited and three years later was purchased by Labatt Breweries,
- Labatt did brew Lucky Lager on Vancouver Island until it closed its Victoria brewery in 1982.
- Today, Labatt is owned by the multinational giant, AB InBev, which produces major brands such as Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois.
Lucky Lager is currently brewed in Edmonton, Alberta. While U.S. sales of Lucky Lager fizzled out over time, there’s been a recent resurgence in the beer’s historic home base of San Francisco. Pabst Brewing Company, owner of the Lucky Lager brand in the U.S., has worked with San Leandro-based 21st Amendment Brewery to produce a 4.2-per-cent-alcohol beer.
- The product has been radically updated.
- Five different can designs present the word Lucky in languages heard every day on the streets of San Francisco, including English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese.
- The beer is described as an unfiltered lager that “pours with a pale straw color and a clean white head, with the aroma of sweet corn, toasted bread and light notes of citrus fruits from delicate hops.” The U.S.
version of Lucky Lager is brewed exclusively for the Bay Area, whereas the version sold in Canada can be found pretty much everywhere on Vancouver Island. The Growler, a B.C. craft-beer guide, puts it this way: “In just about every fridge, the back of every pickup truck, and the bottom of every roadside ditch, you will find cans of Lucky Lager.
It’s as Vancouver Island as Nanaimo bars and driving 10 km/h under the speed limit.” In an article entitled “: Friends don’t let friends drink foreign-owned macro swill”, The Growler observed that “There is nothing remotely Vancouver Island about this beer: not its owners, its makers, or even its ingredients.
Yet the locals claim it as their own.” Canadians’ enthusiasm for Tim Hortons didn’t wane after the fast-food chain was purchased by Burger King in 2014, so why should Lucky Lager be any different? Still, newcomers can be shocked at the level of Lucky devotion on Vancouver Island.
- Michael Cahan worked 15 years with BC Liquor Stores in the Lower Mainland before moving to Vancouver Island, where he served as manager of the Port Alberni store for 20 years, retiring in 2017.
- I was gobsmacked to see the pallet bays full of Lucky instead of other brands more popular in Vancouver,” he recalls.
“Port Alberni hunters used to complain bitterly when they went moose hunting in northern B.C. They couldn’t get any Lucky. The stores up there finally learned to bring in Lucky for hunting season. That’s what I’ve been told.” Pallets of Lucky are de rigueur all over the Mid- and North Island Cahan described old-timers coming into the liquor store and lamenting that Lucky used to be eight-per-cent alcohol by volume compared with the current five per cent. He eventually found an old bottle of Lucky that read eight-per-cent proof, which equates to four-per-cent alcohol, meaning that the older version actually had less punch.
Cahan understands why the brand resonates with loggers, serving to wash the dust down throats at the end of a hard day in the woods. “You want to be that lucky logger who doesn’t have a tree fall on you,” he adds. While Cahan remains fascinated by the Lucky culture, you won’t catch him drinking it. “I’ve had a sip of Lucky, but it didn’t leave me with a favourable impression.” Lucky is clearly good for business, and not just in retail beer sales.
At Whiskey Creek on Highway 4 near Parksville, a T-shirt shop screams at motorists to pull in for a closer look. The quirky Bill Bokstrom, owner of T-shirts That Talk, sells Lucky T-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, hats, toques, jogging pants, booty shorts, and on and on.
- That’s all they want; it pays the bills,” he explains.
- One T-shirt depicts the late legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix holding a Lucky can.
- People think we photoshopped that, but that’s a real photo, not altered at all.
- That’s an American tall can he’s drinking.
- He was in a crowd after a show, kind of being interviewed.
I thought, ‘what the heck?’ He’s smiling. He likes it.” Bokstrom cannot say the same. The label on one bottle shows that Lucky received four consecutive awards in European beer competitions in the 1950s. “They must have lost the recipe somewhere along the way,” he quips.
- It’s horrible stuff.” He also holds up a T-shirt of an old Coast Breweries “bootleg” beer, BC Bud, a reference not to today’s pot culture, but a Budweiser knockoff brewed in New Westminster.
- They didn’t know what they were suggesting,” says Bokstrom, adding that Budweiser eventually launched a lawsuit and won.
“Kids nowadays would get a kick out of that.” Bill Bokstrom demonstrates a BC Bud label featuring an “8% Proof Spirits” guarantee When I mention I’m writing an article, Bokstrom immediately tells me to “watch the shop” while he drives across the road to gather up Lucky collectibles from his house.
He returns with a box full items such as old bottles and cans and even a couple of nickel-plated beer openers from Coast Breweries. Bokstrom believes that another reason for Lucky’s success over the years has been its price, “marginally cheaper” than other brands. Even today, BC Liquor Stores sells a 24-pack of 355-ml Lucky Lager cans for $35.79, $2 less than Budweiser’s $37.49 The B.C.
Liquor Distribution Branch refuses to release numbers on beer sales per brand on Vancouver Island, but spokeswoman Viviana Zanocco became a little wistful during our conversation. “Lucky Lager, you know that was the first beer I ever had. My dad would mow the lawn and I’d rake and he’d give me like a finger-pour in a glass.
- We were up in Queensborough, in New Westminster.” The Province newspaper offered some insight to sales, reporting: “In 2015, cans of Labatt Lucky Lager outsold all other alcoholic beverages, from wines through spirits, in Nanaimo.
- All told, Nanaimoites bought 72,822 litres of Lucky, out-selling Nanaimo’s next favourite brew, Labatt Budweiser, by more than 6,700 litres.” Al Kenesky on his very Lucky Harley In Nanaimo, a biker has found a way to turn Lucky pride into donations for causes such as breast and prostate cancer, suicide awareness and autism.
Al Kenesky reckons he’s spent close to $10,000 on a custom Lucky Lager paint job on his 2005 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. Look closely and you’ll see Lucky beer caps and iconic Island images such as a bear with salmon, killer whales, the B.C. legislature, Tofino surfers, the Nanaimo bathtub race, and so on.
When strangers inevitably walk up to the bike to take a photo, Kenesky charges them $2 apiece. He figures he’s raised more than $40,000 to date. “I don’t promote Lucky, don’t try to sell it,” he insists. “I use its appeal to raise money. I consider it Vancouver Island’s bike. Pictures of this bike are plastered all over the world.” He adds: “Lucky doesn’t have an advertising budget.
It sells itself, Number 1 on Vancouver Island.” Back in Port Alberni, Wagner and Fox married in a small ceremony last year, with a barbecue reception featuring Lucky-themed T-shirts and a beer-filled canoe. Their friends, David and Andrea Wiwchar, toasted them with champagne glasses and cans of Lucky, and tied a string of Lucky empties to the back of their rental 2017 Ford 150 pickup truck.
- Ultimately, Fox found something in Wagner that she finds in Lucky.
- On its labelling, the beer draws upon time-honoured manly pursuits: outdoor hockey, sport fishing for salmon, that sort of thing.
- It’s that old-school kind of character, the way things used to be,” Fox concludes.
- One of the things that really attracts me to Paul is his character.
He’s got those old-school traits — hard work, respect, and that’s something.” A Lucky man, indeed. : Lucky Lager: the Island’s working-class beer thrives despite craft craze – Beer Me British Columbia
Who brewed Lucky Lager?
From: Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. Notes: Lucky Lager was introduced to beer drinkers in 1934.
How many calories in a Lucky Lager?
Lucky Lager Beer (355 ml) contains 13g total carbs, 13g net carbs, 0g fat, 1g protein, and 144 calories.
Net Carbs 13 g Fiber 0 g Total Carbs 13 g Protein 1 g Fats 0 g
144 cals Quantity Serving Size
Is Lucky beer vegan?
Lucky Saint Lager is a vegan, alcohol-free beer that is perfect for any occasion – or time of day!
Where is Lucky Saint beer from?
Can you get drunk from drinking non alcoholic beer? + – – You cannot get drunk by drinking Lucky Saint. Lucky Saint is 0.5% abv – this is classified as ‘alcohol free’ in Europe (and therefore in Germany, where we’re made) and ‘de-alcoholised’ in the UK.
What beer is Stella Artois?
The Oxford Companion to Beer Definition of Stella Artois The Oxford Companion to Beer definition of Stella Artois is an “international pilsner” beer brand currently owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev and distributed all over the world with an alcohol by volume of either 5% or 5.2% depending on the location.
Stella Artois is brewed under contract in Australia and the UK but originates from the Belgian town of Leuven where, according to tax records, the Den Horen (the horn) Brewery resided as far back as 1366. Although the Stella Artois logo of a horn and much of the brand marketing pays homage to the Den Horen name and the date of 1366, the name Artois was not associated with the brewery until the 18th century when Sebastian Artois, the brewmaster, lent it his name in 1717.
More than 200 years later, in 1926, Stella Artois was released as a limited edition Christmas beer meaning “star.” Having found favor in its native Belgium, it was launched as a permanent beer and, by 1930, was being exported to other European countries.
- Belgium is famous for its distinctive and flavorful ales, so many beer enthusiasts are surprised to find that fairly bland international pilsners account for more than 70% of the Belgian beer market.
- In Belgium, Stella Artois is considered a very ordinary beer at best—the top selling beer in Belgium is its stablemate, Jupiler.
One of the most successful markets for Stella Artois was in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s when its “Reassuringly Expensive” advertising campaign and strong links with cinema established it as the leading premium lager brand, selling 3 million barrels a year in 2001.
However, the Stella star has since waned amid associations with binge drinking, so-called lager louts, and the beer’s unfortunate UK nickname, “wife-beater.” Despite this, Stella Artois remains one of the world’s most popular lager brands and a leading import brand in the United States. It is brewed using hops, barley, maize, water, and yeast.
Ben McFarland : The Oxford Companion to Beer Definition of Stella Artois
What is probably the best lager in the world?
Some catchy slogans, or tag lines, stay in the mind of consumers for decades. Of course one of our most famous slogans is Carlsberg’s ” Probably the best lager in the world ” This was originally created in 1973 and remained in constant use for more than 38 years.
Carlsberg is a “blonde beer” and when it was first marketed the thought was that the lighter formula would appeal to women in the UK. Unfortunately this didn’t catch on which is when Saatchi and Saatchi were required to come up with a clever slogan Of course it turned out to be one of our most catchy slogans and the tagline is undoubtedly brilliant – but the marketing was definitely helped by the fact that most keg beers at that time were not at all good and people liked the consistent and improved quality of lager.
The first ad with this strapline appeared in 1975 and utilised the dark brown voice of Orson Wells. Carlsberg then used him for years until he became too expensive and was replaced by Canadian voice over artist Bill Mitchell Here’s a video with the wonderful original voice of Orson Wells In April 2011 a new catchphrase was unveiled this ” That calls for a Carlsberg “.
- Apparently this was to reinforce the lager as a reward for drinkers who “Do the right thing”.
- It was also to help Carlsberg expand their brand into the Far East, Asia and Russia where it felt that the translation of thethe original slogan was too subtle culturally and would prompt the reaction “So you’re not the best then” Here’s the 30 second television ad “Spacemen” which was broadcast to more than 100 countries in 2011 If you look on bottles and cans even today you will still see the original strapline.
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What is the highest rated lager beer?
We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more, These days, it might seem like everyone is drinking IPAs, but the reality is that lagers remain the world’s most popular beers,
Lagers are more than the light, bubbly brew sipped while watching sports; They’re a lot more varied than you might think. A diverse family of cold-fermented beers, lagers range from generously bittered Czech pilsners to crowd-pleasing domestic beers, and smoky lagers that would pair perfectly with BBQ.
With so many lagers to choose from, literally coming from all over the world, it can be difficult to narrow it down. To help you smartly wade through the carbonated bounty, we sought sage advice from a range of brewers and industry professionals. Here are their picks for the best lagers to drink right now. Drizly
Region: California ABV: 5.3% Tasting Notes: Citrus zest, lemongrass, floral
Experts were largely in consensus on Firestone Walker’s Pivo. “There is no better pilsner brewed in America for my money than Pivo,” says Max Shafer, the head brewer at Roadhouse Brewing in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He notes the beer will “satiate your thirst and itch your hoppy scratch.” He even modeled his brewery’s pilsner on Pivo. Courtesy of Drizly
Region: Colorado ABV : 5% Tasting Notes: Bananas, biscuit, bread
Adolph Coors founded his namesake brewery in Golden, Colo. in 1873, and his first lager remains an essential beer for generations of Americans. “If your grandpa was a badass (and) west of the Mississippi—mine was—he drank Banquet,” says Yiga Miyashiro, the senior director of brewery operations at Saint Archer Brewing in San Diego. Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: Germany ABV: 4.3% Tasting Notes: Hops, smoke, crisp
Germany’s 14th-century Aecht Schlenkerla brewery is the world’s preeminent producer of rauchbiers, or smoked lagers, that are aged “in the same caves that they’ve used for centuries,” says Colm Kirwan, a partner at The Jeffrey, a New York City beer bar.
Region: Wisconsin ABV: 4.2% Tasting Notes: Light malt, smooth, clean
In 1966, Rheingold brewery introduced America’s first light lager, a 99-calorie beer called Gablinger’s. It flopped and the recipe was later sold to Miller Brewing. They rejiggered the formula to create the 96-calorie Miller Lite, introduced nationwide in 1975. Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: New York ABV: 5% Tasting Notes: Earthy, smooth, floral
Belgian-style beers are the specialty at Brewery Ommegang, where this lager is made with floor-malted European barley, flaked corn and a traditional Belgian lager strain. A month-long period of cold-aging rounds out the rustic pilsner, which is unfiltered and has a light haze. Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: Colorado ABV: 6% Tasting Notes: Bread, chocolate, roasted coffee
Cammy Smith, a founder and “tightrope walker” at the circus-themed LUKI Brewery in Arvada, Colo., is a huge fan of New Belgium’s 1554, a dark lager that’s fermented at warmer temperatures. “This is a great approachable beer, balanced out with notes of chocolate, dark coffee and bread,” says Smith, who calls 1554 her “all-time favorite beer, period,” and a great party beer. Minibar Delivery
Region: Pennsylvania ABV: 5.3% Tasting Notes: Spicy, floral, snappy
If you like your lagers with enhanced aromatics and bitterness, look for the Prima Pils from Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing. “Traditional German hops are the stars of the show, and you can tell because a single sip will transport you to your favorite beer garden in Germany,” says Shafer. Read Next: The Best Craft Beers Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: Germany ABV: 12% Tasting Notes: Sherry, cloves, dark fruit
Scotch fans will want to break out their snifters for this slow-sipping German lager. It undergoes a freezing process to remove water, creating a concentrated, mahogany-hued indulgence that “is the only real true German bock bier,” says Doug Hasker, the brewmaster at Puesto Cervecería in San Diego. Courtesy of Minibar Delivery
Region: Czech Republic ABV: 4.4% Tasting Notes: Herbal, spicy, elegant bitterness
Pilsner Urquell is one of the world’s most influential beers, lager or otherwise. Its 1842 debut in the Czech Republic town of Plzeň, a.k.a. Pilsen, ushered in the era of golden lagers that endures today. “Pilsner Urquell is still the best example of the pilsner style,” says Jared Williamson, the lead brewer at Schlafly Brewery in St. Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: Ohio ABV: 6.1% Tasting Notes: Bready, smooth, mildly sweet
Amber lagers are often overlooked for flashier beers, but they’re among brewing’s most crowd-pleasing beers. The best in class is Great Lakes’ long-running Eliot Ness, an amber lager named after the famous Prohibition law-enforcement agent. The smooth and mildly sweet lager drinks clean and toasty, with a touch of spicy, floral hops for balancing. Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: Germany ABV: 5.2% Tasting Notes: Honey, bread, grass
If you’re not a huge fan of hops, you’ll want to stock your fridge with plenty of this pale German lager. Spaten brewery created the golden helles (German for “light” or “bright”) in 1894 in response to the pilsner’s burgeoning popularity. The richly malty German lager is bready and balanced, hinted with honey and grass. Narragansett Beer Company
Region: Rhode Island ABV: 5% Tasting Notes: Clean, crisp, balanced
Introduced in 1890, Narragansett Lager is one of America’s great heritage beers, crushed by Quint in the movie “Jaws” and formerly the official beer of the Boston Red Sox. Made with Iowa corn and produced in the same way for the better part of a century, this snappy lager hits that holy trinity of flavor, value and refreshment. Courtesy of Drizly.com
Region: Mexico ABV: 4.7% Tasting Notes: Earthy, fruity, refreshing
Corona, Tecate, Pacifico: There’s no shortage of pretty similar Mexican lager for stuffing with limes and sipping by a beach. But what if we told you there’s a Mexican lager so good that there’s no need for extra citrus? Since the early 19th century, this Mexican brewery has made the Czech-inspired Bohemia that packs a bit more bitterness and robust flavor than the average Mexican lager.
What is the oldest lager in the world?
Probably the oldest lager in the world, By Akhenaten’s ale could make a guest appearance in Cambridge pubs if an experiment in ancient brewing pays off. Expectant Egyptologists are watching a field of wheat grown from seed identical to grains unearthed at the ancient Egyptian capital of Tell el Amarna.
If the wheat ripens, they will harvest it and try to replicate the beer of the Pharaohs. Some five kilograms of seed corn of a type of wheat called emmer (Triticum dicoccum), which grows wild in the Middle East, is being grown for the Egypt Exploration Society by the National Institute for Agricultural Botany on the outskirts of Cambridge,
Desiccated grains of emmer were found by the team of Egyptologists among bread moulds and broken brewing jars in the remains of a bakery-cum-brewery believed to have been built by King Akhenaten, Tutankhamen’s father. The team, led by Barry Kemp of the University of Cambridge, is methodically excavating the site in a corner of a temple where Akhenaten’s queen, Nefertiti, worshipped.
- also have done the brewing.’
- So far the excavators have exposed only the brewery walls and have recovered pieces of brewing jars that would have held between 40 and 50 litres of beer. But wall paintings and models found in temples at Luxor and Thebes
- show the broad principles of the Egyptian brewer’s craft.
- Examination of the wheat grains and chaff under an electron microscope revealed two grains that show evidence of malting. The Cambridge team hopes to learn more from residues at the bottoms of more complete brewing jars
- in museums in Cairo and the US.
- The paintings and inscriptions suggest that the royal beer was made by soaking grain until it germinated, then straining and grinding it to form a mash, to which yeast was added. The resulting sourdough was then probably lightly baked, crumbled and mixed with water inside large jars
- and left to brew.
The Egyptologists have sought the expert advice of Ian Forrest of Scottish and Newcastle Breweries in Edinburgh. ‘Whether there was one sourdough for bread and another for beer, we do not know,’ he says. ‘Nor do we know how they regulated the temperature of the brew.
It gets pretty hot in Tell el Amarna and excessive heat would destroy the enzymes needed to make sugar.’ The porous texture of the jars probably allowed evaporation, which would have helped to cool the brew. A London potter, Katherine Powell, has been commissioned to make replicas of the jars to test the theory.
Forrest believes it unlikely that the Egyptians used hops in their beer. ‘The beer was probably flavoured with herbs, cinnamon or fruit.’ The yeast may have come from the ‘bloom’ which you get on dates. Once analysis from the dregs of the beer jars is complete and the wheat harvested, an experimental Pharaohs’ beer will be brewed in the laboratory in Cambridge by Delwyn Samuel, who has just returned from Egypt.
- ‘We are in no hurry.’
- So will we ever taste the beer of the Pharaohs? ‘If 20th-century technology comes up with a recipe, then we shall try to brew it,’ says Scottish and
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Is Lucky Buddha beer a lager?
Lucky Buddha Beer 24x 330ml Case Note: Item may not be shipped in original packaging due to fragility Lucky Buddha ‘Enlightened Beer’ is a unique lager imported from China. Naturally brewed from water, malted barley, rice and hops yeast, it is crisp, light and refreshing. The bottle is the most unique we’ve seen in the shape of the lucky buddha.
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Who brewed Lucky Lager?
From: Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. Notes: Lucky Lager was introduced to beer drinkers in 1934.