Atlantic breweries embrace the Lager trend

Posted on July 01, 2021 | By Craig Pinhey | 0 Comments

<img class=”wp-image-12314 size-full” src=”https://atlanticbusinessmagazine.ca/app/uploads/2021/06/AfterHours_2crows-can.jpg” alt=”” width=”800″ height=”533″ /> Letna Bohemian Pilsner from 2 Crows, N.S.

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<strong>The explosion in good quality local beer in Canada</strong> has been one of the biggest stories in the food and drink industry over the past two decades. A recent aspect of this phenomenon has been a return to some more classic styles of beer, bucking the almost overwhelming IPA and sour trends. One of the classics is premium, European style lager.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

These beers are more difficult for breweries, as they require cold fermentation and storage, and storing (lagering) for long periods, which ties up production capacity and delays the payoff from selling the beer. The other payoff, though, is tasty, refreshing beer.

Lagering results in cleaner beers with no fruitiness (unless the brewer adds fruity hops), and a dry finish that accentuates hop bitterness.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>There are many styles of lager, from light and pale to heavy and dark.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>Here are six great Atlantic lagers to try this summer:

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