Here are today’s five food things to know about Lager:

 

Lager is a type of beer that is fermented at low temperatures and generally takes longer to ferment out than ales.

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Most lagers have a light color and crisp taste.

Assorted Beers in a Flight Ready for Tasting

 

 

The first US lager was brewed in 1840 by John Wagner in Philadelphia.

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Lager beer is the most popular beer style throughout the world except in UK, where ale is dominate.

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Besides pale lager, there are also dark lagers, such as Dunkel and Schwarzbier.

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Today’s Food History

1851 Melvil Dewey was born. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1877 Dr. Jared Kirtland died. A physician, naturalist, botanist and teacher, he is credited with developing 26 varieties of cherries and six varieties of pears.

1947 Walter Orange of the music group ‘The Commodores’ was born.

1958 A National Airlines Boeing 707 with 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami. It was the first domestic passenger jet flight.