Lagers can be every bit as intense as ales. Let’s explore the world of intense lagers and discusses both style and production characteristics that will have you dazzling your friends’ palates in no time.

Fort Collins CO, Jan. 7, 2019 — I once got into a lengthy debate with a fairly prominent member of the brewing community over his claim that lagers, “by and large”, aren’t “intense”. On one level, this is a perfectly logical statement. After all, the most famous and readily available lagers in the world are the mass-produced, pale, fizzy, flavor-fleeing and -fleeting American and Continental pale lagers, and no one would ever call them “intense”.

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