OG: 12.5 Plato
Caramel tones, clean, smooth, assertive bitterness
In the 1980’s the American Craft Brewing scene had gotten under way and some lager brewers thought Pilsner to be too ordinary and too yellow. They wanted to brew something with more flavor and darker in color but use the malts and hops available within the U.S. The brewers used caramel malts to replace the Pilsner ones giving the lager a deep amber color, juicy caramel flavor, a medium bodied palate, and a snappy bitterness that matched the German beers.
The caramel flavor of this beer links up perfectly with roasted meats and poultry. Amber Lager works great with our Beer BQ Sandwich. It’s actually a great sandwich beer, especially good with Reubens. The tomato sauce on pizza makes Amber Lager come alive, and few beers will pair as well. Speaking of tomatoes, try our Amber Lager with our tomato bisque or if you are cooking some at home splash a bit of Amber Lager in the bisque before serving.