Most people don't know that December 10 is National lager Day. Some didn't realize that lager had its own special day. No one knows how the day was originated to celebrate the beer, but a lot of lager drinkers are glad there is a day designated for drinking it.

What is lager?

When Beer is brewed, it is either lager or ale. Lager is the name given to a type of German beer that has been fermented and lightly hopped. It is a beverage that is not consumed right away. It is usually stored for at least three weeks after brewing before it is ready for consumption. The colors include golden, amber, pale, and dark.

Lager is popular all over the world, except in England, where ale is the favorite of the two beers.

It is the drink of choice for many consumers at sporting events, cookouts, bachelor parties, and other occasions where beer drinkers gather. Those who drink beer say they prefer it because it is light and they don't feel bloated after drinking it. It seems to hit the spot whether it is consumed on a hot summer day or a cold winter evening.

Lager or ale?

Some people can tell the difference between the drinks right away by the way it looks and smells and definitely by the way it tastes. Some people favor lager over ale, while others favor ale over lager.

The major difference between the two beers depends on the way they are fermented. Lager ferments and ages slowly at cool temperatures, while ale ferments and ages quickly at warm temperatures. Because of the timing and temperatures of the fermentation, there is a noticeable difference in their appearance, aroma, and flavor.

People can often tell the type of beer it is by its name. Most of them have German names such as Schwarzbier, Märzen, and Bock. However, that is not always a good test because brands also include Miller, Budweiser Budvar, Corona, Snow, Heineken, and Becks. In the grocery stores, the brands are usually grouped together and separated from the ales to make it easier for shoppers to find their favorite drink.

How to celebrate

National Lager Day can be celebrated by going to a local pub and enjoying time with friends over a tall glass of lager. While you are there, engage in conversation about the drink and let others know today is a day designated for the fermented beverage.

As reported by Punch Bowl, a study proved that if a man is drinking a lager at a bar, he is labeled authentic, down to earth, and genuine. If a woman is seen doing the same thing, she comes off as being friendly and low maintenance.