You can’t drink double IPAs all day, that’s for sure. In response, breweries have started rolling out lighter lagers that pair lower ABV with loads of flavor—upgraded lawnmower beers for the modern era. I tackle the trend for Men’s Journal’s March issue, in print and online.
In the newest issue of Imbibe, I investigate a subject near and dear to many summertime drinkers' hearts: the lager. Once upon a time, these crisp and easy-drinking beers were the bee's knees. But over the last century, as Bud, Miller and Coors have come to dominate America's lager scene, the style has become maligned and even shunned by craft brewers. No longer. Armed with hops and ingenuity, a new wave of brewers are making lagers most flavorful. Curious? Drink it up online! Or here's the PDF: JA2012CraftLagers58-65.