The 10th of December is Lager Day.
Today is a good day to learn a bit more about lager.
A lager is usually pale in colour but can also be dark (these lagers are known as Dunkel or Dunkles).
There are many different types of lager.
Lagers evolved from beer stored in cellars or caves to keep it cool in the summers.
To celebrate today, you could go to a bar and enjoy a frosted mug of lager, or go to a store, and pick up a bottle of imported lager you haven’t had before.
You could also find a recipe that calls for it, and cook with some lager!
See also: Lager, Ale, Beer, American Beer Day, Bavarian Beer Purity Law Day, Beer Day Britain, National Beer Day, International Beer Day, Arnold of Soissons, Patron Saint of Belgian Brewers, International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day
The first mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Lager Day in December dates from 2007 in New Jersey:
“Monday [10th December]: The holiday you’ve all been waiting for: National Lager Day.” — Weekly Planner. Hackensack, New Jersey: The Record. Sunday, 9 December 2007. Page F2, col. 1
Monday is National Lager Day. KWQC TV. 10 December 2018. Accessed November 2020 at https://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Monday-is-National-Lager-Day-502339421.html
Ramirez, Hector. It’s National Lager Day! WTNH TV. 10 December 2018. Accessed November 2020 at https://www.wtnh.com/news/national/it-s-national-lager-day-/1649933304
WQAD Digital Team. It’s National Lager Day! WQAD TV. 10 December 2018. Accessed November 2020 at https://wqad.com/2018/12/10/its-national-lager-day-heres-the-difference-between-a-lager-and-an-ale/