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Lager / Pilsner Beer

Order “A beer, please, barkeeper” at the pub and you very well could end up with a lager. Some of the world’s best known beer brands are lagers, and they come in all shapes and sizes from a variety of countries. The word lager comes from the German word 'lagern', which means 'to store' - this comes from the practice of brewers storing their beers in cold caves back in the day. Lagers are indeed still cool-fermented (also known as bottom-fermented) and matured in the cold and can undergo a secondary fermentation during this maturation.

Though the term lager can be used for a wide variety of beers, most of the time a lager will be a crisp, refreshing drink the colour of barley swaying in the summer breeze. However, you can find lagers out there with very light or darker bronze hues to them. To serve, you’ll want your lager nice and cold.

Pilsner (sometimes known as Pils) is a well known type of pale lager, produced a lot in the Czech Republic and Germany. These are typically more hop-forward than your standard lager. Saaz hops - one of the most important hop varieties in the world - are the ones you want to take note of when it comes to Pilsner, as they bring a delicate spiciness and herbaceous elements to the brew. Other styles of lager you'll find on this page include Helles (a pale lager from Munich), Dortmunder and Vienna.

Kona Longboard Island Lager (35.5cl)

35cl, 4.6%
Kona Brewing Co

A rather delightful lager from the Hawaii-based Kona Brewing Co., whose labels always seem to be awesome. This refreshing lager is just perfect for a hot afternoon, whether you're just back from a…  More info

Kona Longboard Island Lager (35.5cl)
$2.41

Paulaner Münchner Hell

50cl, 4.9%
Paulaner Brauerei

This is a classic Munich lager from Paulaner Brauerei, who have been brewing in the German city since the 1600s. They're even one of the six breweries which supply beer to the Munich Oktoberfest…  More info

Paulaner Münchner Hell
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$2.36

Flensburger Gold

33cl, 4.8%
Flensburger

Flensburger is the world's biggest user of flip top bottles (every day is a school day, as they say), and they use them to house the tasty beer that comes from Germany's most northerly brewery.  More info

Flensburger Gold
$2.31

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Kellerbier Anno 1417

50cl, 5.5%
Hacker-Pschorr

Hacker-Pschorr's Münchner Kellerbier Anno 1417 harks back to the old days of Bavarian brewing, and as such, this flavoursome lager is bottled without filtration. Hacker-Pschorr is one of the six…  More info

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Kellerbier Anno 1417
$3.63

Jupiler Pils

33cl, 5.2%
Jupiler Brouwerij

When you've had a couple of rounds of Belgian style quadrupel beers (courtesy of your Belgian friend - let's call him Morgan) in the Deliriumm Cafe in Brussels, you need a light, refreshing pilsner.…  More info

Jupiler Pils
$2.14

Bitburger Pils

33cl, 4.8%
Bitburger

Bitburger is a brewery steeped in history; founded in 1817 and still family owned, they were the first to produce a Pilsener style beer outside of its traditional home of Bohemia, and have gone on to…  More info

Bitburger Pils
$2.00

Paulaner Münchner Dunkel

50cl, 5%
Paulaner Brauerei

A traditional style of lager from Paulaner Brauerei, made with a higher percentage of roasted malts then their classic Münchner Hell. This was more popular than their Hell throughout the 19th…  More info

Paulaner Münchner Dunkel
$2.26

Cloudwater Mittelfrüh Tettnanger Helles

44cl, 5.4%
Cloudwater Brew Co.

Mmmmm, tasty Cloudwater Mittelfrüh Tettnanger Helles. Try saying that one quickly. It's not actually a tongue twister however, but a seasonal lager using Mittelfrüh and Tettnanger hops for extra…  More info

Cloudwater Mittelfrüh Tettnanger Helles
$4.51

Flensburger Pilsener

33cl, 4.8%
Flensburger

Traditionally packaged north German Pilsener from Flensburger, one of the few remaining independent breweries in Germany. We reckon this'll be perfect for sunny afternoons in the garden. Or evenings,…  More info

Flensburger Pilsener
$2.23

Adnams Jack Brand Earl Grey Lager

33cl, 5%
Adnams

An interesting English lager from Adnams in Southwold, released as part of the Jack Brand range. Using Earl Grey tea in brewing is uncommon, but it has happened before - though mainly with IPA beers.…  More info

Adnams Jack Brand Earl Grey Lager
$2.28

Flying Dog Numero Uno

36cl, 4.9%
Flying Dog Brewery

Flying Dog's tribute to Mexico is one of the best seasonal ales we've come across - what could be better then agave infused beer?! Flaked maize (commonly found in Mexican lagers) makes up a third of…  More info

Flying Dog Numero Uno
$2.74

Slag Lager Bier

33cl, 5%
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

Well then, it's Slag Lager Bier. A Belgian Pils from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder, who brew the Witkap-Pater beers.  More info

Slag Lager Bier
1
$1.48

Anchor Steam Beer Dry Hopped

36cl, 5.4%
Anchor Brewing Co.

Anchor Steam Beer is one of the most well known American craft beers around. While many would leave the recipe along, thinking "It's ain't broke, I'm not fixing this", those San Francisco-based…  More info

Anchor Steam Beer Dry Hopped
$3.13

Mongozo Premium Pilsner

33cl, 5%
Mongozo

The Mongozo Premium Pilsner is a Fairtrade, gluten-free, organic Dutch beer made using barley malt, rice and hops. Interesting stuff...  More info

Mongozo Premium Pilsner
$2.08

Camden Town Hells

33cl, 4.6%
Camden Town Brewery

Camden Town Hells was the reason the brewers started their very own brewery! They use Perle and Hallertau Tradition hops to make it, as well as Pilsner malt from Bamberg.  More info

Camden Town Hells
$2.41

HOBO Craft Czech Lager

33cl, 5.1%
HOBO Beer Company

HOBO Beer & Co. produce an excellent Czech lager, brewed in the Northern Bohemian town of Zatec using Moravian malted barley and Saaz hops.  More info

HOBO Craft Czech Lager
$2.20

Helles Schlenkerla Lagerbíer

50cl, 4.3%
Brauerei Heller Bamberg

Classic Helles lager from the folk at Brauerei Heller Bamberg, fermented with the same yeast which is used to produce their legendary smoked beer. The result is a delicious twist on the traditional…  More info

Helles Schlenkerla Lagerbíer
$2.82

Mornington Peninsula Lager

33cl, 4.7%
Mornington Peninsula Brewery

From Australias' Mornington Peninsula Brewery comes a German-style lager made with the Tettnang hop. As ever with tasty lagers, chill this tinny thoroughly before cracking it open.  More info

Mornington Peninsula Lager
$2.95

Beavertown & Firestone West Side Beavo

33cl, 6.5%
Beavertown

Beavertown & Firestone West Side Beavo is a one-off collaboration by brew-masters Logan Plant and Matt Brynildson. Inspired by a friendship forged at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, this…  More info

Beavertown & Firestone West Side Beavo
$4.75

Bellfield Bohemian Pilsner

33cl, 4.5%
Bellfield Brewery

The Bellfield Brewery in Scotland is dedicated to creating gluten-free beers to be enjoyed by Coeliacs and people removing gluten from their diet - a noble endeavour! This is their Bohemian Pilsner,…  More info

Bellfield Bohemian Pilsner
$2.77

Adnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager Can

33cl, 4.2%
Adnams

The first lager that Adnams have made since they set up in Southwold in 1872. Frankly, we're not sure what took them so long, but this dry hopped expression is certainly worth the wait!  More info

Adnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager Can
$1.65

Moritz

33cl, 5.4%
Moritz

Moritz is a brand of beer from sunny Barcelona, which was founded back in the mid-1800s, though disappeared in the 1970s, only to reappear again in 2004! The classic Moritz is a light, refreshing…  More info

Moritz
2
$1.75

Moritz Epidor

33cl, 7.2%
Moritz

A tasty dark lager from the Moritz range, produced in Barcelona. Made with caramel malts, giving it a subtle toasted sweetness along the way. Yum.  More info

Moritz Epidor
$1.98

Howling Hops Bohemian Lager

33cl, 4.6%
Howling Hops Brewery

After spells brewing underneath both The Cock Tavern in Hackney and The Southampton Arms in Kentish Town, Howling Hops moved to their current site in Hackney Wick in 2015 - a large Victorian…  More info

Howling Hops Bohemian Lager
$2.64

BrewDog Kingpin

33cl, 4.7%
BrewDog

BrewDog take special pride over their lagers, a cold-conditioned style of beer certainly doesn't need to be as bland and dull as many of the international brands that tend to dominate shop shelves…  More info

BrewDog Kingpin
$2.36

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