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Hosts Tim Dennis and Brian Hewitt bring you interviews and insights from the amazing people across the world of craft beer.  Fun and lighthearted discussions meant to educate on a variety of topics including new beer releases, brewery happenings, beer laws, homebrewing tips, and a whole lot more.  Sit back, crack open a cold one, and tune in every Saturday for the Beer Guys Radio Show!

Nov 6, 2021

There's a lot more to lager than just Pilsner

We all have a friend that has made a statement like, "I don't like lagers," or, "I don't like dark beer."

It's likely the lager-hater is thinking of something like a Pilsner when they think lager, and the dark beer-averse has a thick and boozy stout on their mind.  Dark Lagers are here to change those opinions.

There's a huge variety of flavor in the dark lager world.  On the lighter end, something like a Czech Dark Lager will deliver a touch of toffee, dates, and chocolate.  On the bolder end an Eisbock can be sweet and boozy, with big malt presence of toasty caramel.  If you like Imperial Stouts and Quads, give an Eisbock a try.

German Beer Terms

The Germans make it pretty easy to know what you're getting in your beer.  Learn these terms and you'll be ready to do some shopping.  

  • Doppel = Double
  • Dunkel = Dark
  • Hefe = Yeast
  • Schwarz = black
  • Weiss = White
  • Weizen = Wheat
  • Bock = Male goat / Buck (Listen to the show to see how this became associated with beer.)

Now you know that Dunkelweizen is a darky, wheat beer.  Boom.

Drink Local, Give Local

Our friend (and show sponsor) Adam Silverberg from The Nest Kennesaw joined us this week.  We sample some brews and he tells us about his annual event to help those in need at the holidays.

Through his Drink Local, Give Local event and The Nest you can enjoy some great brews and get on on the raffles for some awesome beer gifts.  Bring a toy for MUST Ministries to add to their holiday store to make sure everyone can have something under the tree for Christmas.

If you're not in the metro Atlanta area there's sure to be a similar organization near you.

The Beer List

  • Aventinus Eisbock (Germany)
  • Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock (Germany)
  • Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier (US)
  • Samichlaus Doppelbock (Austria)
  • Einstock Icelandic DoppelBock (Iceland)
  • Arches Mystic Bock (US)
  • Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel (Germany)