Top 10 Canadian Lagers To Drink On National Lager Day
December 10th is National Lager Day! Celebrate Lager Day by sipping on one of these Lagers from some of our favourite Canadian breweries!
By The Beer Community on Dec. 10, 2018
Happy National Lager Day! The best way to celebrate today is by heading over to your local brewpub and drinking your favourite lagers with your closest group of friends! If you’re looking to try a Canadian Lager you’ve never tried before, take a look at this list to find out what you’ll be drinking next!
What is a Lager?
A lager beer is one of the two main beer types in the world (the other being an ale). A lager is a type of German beer that is bottom fermented and lightly hopped. It is usually stored for at least three weeks after brewing before it is served.
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10 Best Canadian Beers to Drink on National Lager Day
Original Organic Lager – Mill Street Brewery (Scarborough, ON)
This 100% all natural certified organic lager is Ontario’s first organic lager. Brewed with imported malt and hops, this 4.2% European-style lager offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavour, with a clean finish.
ABV%: 4.2 IBU: 11
Forager Gluten-Free Lager – Whistler Brewing Company (Whistler, BC)
British Columbia’s first Craft Gluten Free Lager made with a grist of sorghum and rice. Whistler Brewing company hunted and gathered an assortment of flavours to create this golden amber lager. With a grist of sorghum and rice, it’s hop-forward and full of character. Golden amber in colour, with a lightly floral aroma, complimented by Bravo and Saaz – style hops.
ABV%: 5 IBU: 35
Pecadillo Oat Pilsner – 2 Crows Brewing Co. (Halifax, NS)
A clean, grainy, spicy, and crisp pilsner. This is a full-bodied beer with a creamy, oat-like mouthfeel.
ABV%: 4.8 IBU: 28
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Honey Brown Lager – Big Rock Brewery (Calgary, AB)
Honey from Big Rock’s local bees and world-renowned prairie malt are the backbone to this award-winning Honey Brown Lager. Together with Nugget and Fuggles hops, the result is a nutty caramel flavour, a mild hop bitterness, and a lingering sweetness.
ABV%: 5 IBU: 15.5
Pseudo Lager – Black Bridge Brewery (Swift Current, SK)
Black Bridge Brewery’s take on a lighter beer. The Pseudo Lager has subtle woody and grassy notes with a sweet malt aroma that leaves this lager finishing dry and crisp.
ABV%: 4.5 IBU: 35
56 – Farnham Ale & Lager (Farnham, QC)
Richly flavored golden beer. Let yourself be charmed by this fruit-flavored, dry-hopped, full-bodied pilsner.
ABV%: 7 IBU: 56
Tofino Lager – Tofino Brewing Company (Tofino, BC)
Tofino Brewing Company’s Lager is a clean, clear lager brewed the traditional way, with a light and refreshing body. Finished with Czech hops.
Frontier Original Pilsener – Fort Garry Brewing (Winnipeg, MB)
Frontier Pilsener was first brewed by Fort Garry in 1930. Frontier Pilsener is a classic North American Lager with premium Two Row Canadian barley and Pacific Northwest hops.
Après Lager – Grimross Brewing (Fredericton, NB)
A crisp, light beer, inspired by the après ski tradition at Crabbe Mountain. Après Lager is a 5 week cold fermented, light, crisp, malty and red in colour beauty.
ABV%: 4.8 IBU: 21
Yellowhead Premium Lager – Yellowhead Brewing Company (Edmonton, AB)
A light golden-amber, Yellowhead Premium Lager is alive with a gentle effervescence, the result of Yellowhead’s natural carbonation process. Led by aromas of mild hops and fresh grass, this lager is crisp with gentle malt sweetness and a subdued bitterness on the palate.
No matter how you choose to spend National Lager Day, we hope you are enjoying it with a cold lager in hand.
Please drink responsibly.
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