Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Freedom enters the 4% lager sector

Freedom Brewery in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, has entered the growing 4% lager sector with a new beer of that strength. The lager-only brewery, run by Ed and Susan Mayman, brews Organic Lager,Organic Dark Lager and Pilsener. The 4% sector was kick-started a few years ago by Beck's of Hamburg and has been followed by Stella Artois and other major lager brewers.
The Freedom 4% has a fine toasted malt aroma, with sweet malt, spicy hops and light citrus fruit in the mouth, and a dry and hoppy finish. By mainstream lager standards, it's a bitter beer.
The beer is currently only available on draught -- there are no immediate plans to bottle it. See www.freedomlager.com.


Blogger Barm said...

It was the renowned Tennent's of Glasgow that pioneered 4% lager, no?

23 February 2010 at 19:46  
Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

Try Beeston Brewery 4.2% " Worth the Wait" light coloured bottle conditioned ale. if you can find it.


24 February 2010 at 07:16  
Blogger Cooking Lager said...

Nice to see you giving the lout a go Rog!, keep up the good work.

24 February 2010 at 12:59  
Blogger Roger Protz said...

I enjoy proper lager.

24 February 2010 at 14:37  
Anonymous Hal Bernstein said...

Proper lager?? Come on, proper lager is subjective. I thought you were educated.

24 February 2010 at 18:29  
Blogger Roger Protz said...

No, it's objective. Lager means to store and very few big lager brands are properly stored these days. It's the norm for the likes of Heineken to be in and out of the brewery in 21 days. A proper lager needs at least a month and preferably longer in cold storage.

24 February 2010 at 22:44  
Blogger Cooking Lager said...

Regardless of your definition of proper or improper lager, Rog, you are forgetting the definition of 'lout'. Lout is defined by "any drinkable piss", therefore these beers whether proper or improper lager qualify as being "louts"

25 February 2010 at 11:25  

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