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National Lager Day

Raise a glass and celebrate National Lager Day! Enjoy the crisp taste of your favorite lager with friends and family. Cheers!
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Introduction

Raise a cold glass of your favorite lager and get ready to celebrate National Lager Day on December 10! This day has been celebrated for centuries as a way to recognize the delicious beverage made with bottom-fermenting yeast. Brewing lagers is an art form, requiring skill and patience in order to create the perfect beer. So grab some friends and join in on the celebration by raising a toast to this tasty brew!

History of National Lager Day

National Lager Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1420</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Lagering</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brewers in Bavaria, Germany, began storing beer in cool cellars during the colder months, leading to what is now known as lagering.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1840</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lager in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>John Wagner, a Bavarian brewer, brought lager yeast to America and brewed the first American lager.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1933</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Prohibition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The end of Prohibition in the United States saw the rise of major breweries producing lagers — predominantly pale lagers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Craft Lager Renaissance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The rise of home brewing and craft beer movement in the U.S. during the 1970s revived the popularity of full-flavored lagers beyond mass-produced pale lagers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Innovation and Variety Increases</div><div class='timeline-text'>As the craft beer industry grows, brewers continue to innovate and expand the types of lagers available — dark, amber, pale, pilsner, bock, and many others.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Lager Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Brew your own lager</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Brewing your own lager is a great way to celebrate National Lager Day. Invest in some basic brewing supplies and ingredients, then follow some simple instructions online to start making your own lagers!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a special trip to your local brewery and sample their different lagers. Many breweries offer tours and tastings so you can enjoy the process of making lagers and try out different varieties.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a beer tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over and host a beer tasting party featuring different types of lagers. Ask everyone to bring their favorite variety of lager and have a fun evening comparing and contrasting different flavors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a beer documentary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out the many documentaries about the history and culture of beer, focusing on the creation of lager. Learn more about how this popular beverage has been created throughout history, from German monks to modern American microbreweries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a lager cookout</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Throw an outdoor cookout featuring lager recipes. Lager is great for marinating meats, adding flavor to side dishes, and even baking desserts! Get creative with some unique recipes or stick with the classics.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Lager Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lager is light and refreshing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Lager beer is perfect for a warm summer day. Its smooth, crisp taste is great to sip on its own or with food. From pale lagers to dark lagers, there's a lager that's sure to please any palate.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Brewed with all natural ingredients</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Most lagers are made from all natural ingredients like hops, barley, yeast, and water. This means you don't have to worry about artificial colors or preservatives when enjoying your favorite brew. Plus, many craft breweries use locally sourced ingredients so you can feel good about drinking a truly local beer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pairs well with the right food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Increasingly popular food pairings include lagers being matched with spicy dishes like Mexican food or buffalo wings. The slight sweetness of the lagers helps cut through the heat of more intense dishes while still highlighting the flavor of each respective dish.</p></div></div>

5 Uncovered Secrets of National Lager Day

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When is National Lager Day?

National Lager Day is celebrated on December 10th every year. In 2024 National Lager Day will occur on a Tuesday.

National Lager Day Dates

Year
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Day

2023

Dec 10

Sunday

2024

Dec 10

Tuesday

2025

Dec 10

Wednesday

2026

Dec 10

Thursday

2027

Dec 10

Friday

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