If you haven’t yet checked out Imbibe Magazine, you should! This publication is something like a bible for anyone who loves drinks as much as we do. In their most recent email blast I found an article from the May/June 2007 issue, titled “Not Your Daddy’s Lager; Crisp, cool lawnmower beers are getting a makeover, pre-Prohibition style.” The well-written feature tells about the history of lagers and how they’ve changed over the years.
Here’s what the late beer historian Alan Eames, author of “Secret Life of Beer: Legends, Lore & Little-Known Facts” had to say about the matter;
“America’s genius is to take a good idea and beat it to death. I’ve been drinking professionally for half a century, and lager nowadays is the least interesting beer you can find.”
According to the rest of the piece, the classic, more flavorful German-style lagers are coming back (with an American twist).
You can read the entire thing on Imbibe’s website, here: “Not your Daddy’s Lager“
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