Lager has revolutionized the British beer scene over the past forty years. In 1959 it accounted for only 2 per cent of beer sales, but since then it has muscled aside traditional beers such as light ale and bitter. It was supposedly first made in Munich (lager is German for a ‘store’, and the name refers to the maturation of the beer by long storage), but this original German lager was dark in colour. The light beer we are now familiar with comes from Pilsen in Czechoslovakia.
Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.