National Lager Day Date in the current year: December 10, 2016

National Lager Day The National Lager Day is observed on December 10. This food-related holiday is a perfect occasion to go out to a pub and enjoy a glass or two of beer.

Lager is one of the two main types of beer, ale being the other one. The difference between lager and ale is that lager is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures while ale is brewed using a warm fermentation. Pale lager is the most widely consumed style of beer in the world. However, ale is the dominant style of beer in England.

In the beginning, warm fermentation was the only known method of making beer therefore all beers were ales. Cold fermented beers first appeared in Bavaria in the 16th century. Lager brewing was brought to America from Europe circa 1840.

Some believe that all lagers are pale. Pale lager is the most popular type of lager indeed, but it is not the only one. There also are dark lagers that may be termed dunkel, schwarzbier, amber lager, or Vienna depending on brewing method, color, or region. Lagers come in a full range of styles, flavors, and colors.

On the National Lager Day, many breweries and pubs host various events such as beer tastings or drinking contests. While celebrating the holiday, don't go overboard as excessive alcohol consumption may be detrimental to you health.

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