Lager is a term for bottom-fermented beers such as Irish Harp beer. Lager finds its origins in Germany since the beginning of the 15th century. Its success is such that Lager is brewed all over the world today!
Lager has been successful since the 19th century, thanks to the trials of a Munich brewer named Gabriel Sedlmayr and his Austrian friend Anton Dreher. Legend has it that in 1841 they were the first to produce the very first modern, industrially produced lager.
In 1842, Joseph Groll created the Pilsner Urquell in Pilsen, Bohemia, which later became the Pils, the first lager in the world! Clear and limpid, this one is lighter in alcohol and more fruity.
The main advantage of Lager is that it protects the beer against bacteria and fungi. This extends the shelf life of the beer. It usually has a clear and limpid blond colour. Its foam is light, less thick than for a stout. On the taste side, it is fruity and low in alcohol.
Among the Irish lager-type beers, the Harp is particularly noteworthy.L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération.