But first, a history lesson
This beer type is perhaps one of the most popular across the world. In terms of brewing chronology, it's one of the young ones. And an accidental discovery at that, which seems to be a popular trend in brewing.
Back in the day, during the time of the ancients, brews were traditionally brewed at higher temperatures and warm ales were all the rage.
But somewhere in Germany, people began to realise that they liked these brews served cold as well. A bit of a refreshing toss up in the regular scene.Brewers used to store their brews in the icy caves of the German Alps, and as a result of what was most likely natural mutation, yeasts capable of fermenting in cold temperatures were born.
Evolution stepped in, and the rest is history. Lager became wildly popular across Europe and has remained one of the most widely enjoyed forms of beer ever since.