This. Is. Lager.

Lager is dead. Long live lager.

This. Is. Lager.

This is the end of brainwashed, glassy-eyed beer consumption.
This is the start of something special.
This is craft beer.
This. Is. Lager.

Today we announce one of our most ambitious beers to date. It's not a barrel aged wonder with complex, strange and rare ingredients. It's not a beer brewed off the coast of North-East Scotland. It's not packaged in an animal's carcass. 
 
This. Is. Lager.
 
True to its namesake. True to itself. True to you, the drinker. No additives. No big expensive billboard campaign. No added colours. No fakery. Just. Lager.

Tomorrow, from noon until midnight (Wednesday 3rd September) we will be offering you the chance to try this beer free of charge in our UK bars and make up your own mind as to whether it's as fantastic as we think it is. We're not going to force repetitive, empty slogans down your throat, just offer you the chance to be your own judge and try 1/3 pint of our new beer. And we will foot the bill.

Its intent is to redefine a beer style that has for so long been defined by shallow, listless beers undeserving of the name.

This. Is. Lager. is brewed with 100% malt and ten times the hops of most industrial lagers. It is aged for five weeks before bottling like a real lager should be, and fermented with a genuine German lager yeast.

Its mission is to put the heart and soul back into a beer style that has been bastardised the world over.
 
This. Is. Lager.

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TheBBG 3rd September, 2014 10:41pm
Tried it tonight, and I do think its the best lager BrewDog have come up with, by far (the Unleash the Yeast Pilsner was good, too, but that wasnt a standard strength lager). Way better than 77 or Fake. Finally a lager worthy of inclusion in the range, in my opinion.
Ninux 3rd September, 2014 4:15pm
I think you should have included one more aromatic hop than Columbus in it. Mozaic or Motueka goes well with lagers.But Will see...
George M 3rd September, 2014 4:05pm
Lager. Jim. But. Not. As. We. Know. It. A. Triumph.
lagerman 3rd September, 2014 3:43pm
Re.disappointed of London.dont knock if you aint tried it.yes some people dont like lager and some people dont like ales or stouts .I just respect peoples tastes what ever they are.PS.brewdog.Ill be down tonight for a sample.god help you if its over hoppy like becks was.dont stop fake lager. I understand you try to improve things but please listen to your customers.you didnt when you scrapped 77. Best lager Id ever tasted
lagerman 3rd September, 2014 2:45pm
I loved 77 then you stopped it.just getting used to fake lager now. Please dont tell me your phasing fake lager out please
disappointed of london 3rd September, 2014 1:21pm
Sounds shyte like all lagers
Paul - Glasgow 3rd September, 2014 12:51pm
@James BrewDogWhat equipment/technology has enabled you to make the lager you always wanted to do - and the yeast?Is this like for the new Tokyo where the recipe has been changed to not damage the yeast?#BeerGeek
IhateWill 3rd September, 2014 12:31pm
Oh its tooooo pungent?Im losing the Will to liveSo Im going to go and try the beerMore soon
AlsoHateWill 3rd September, 2014 12:12pm
canni wack a hoppy lager, its better than mostWill is just hoppist
brewbird 3rd September, 2014 12:03pm
Do it like everyone else?Isnt that exactly what brewdog DONT want to do
Will 3rd September, 2014 11:08am
Listen, Im a pro. Ive got certificates. Columbus is too pungent, and caramalt too tasty. You need to do it like everybody else. When will youre incredibly. Successful. Brewery. Learn?
IHateWillToo 3rd September, 2014 10:53am
Will is just bitter. Hahaha. Get it. Bitter. Like Hops.
IHateWill 3rd September, 2014 10:39am
Great idea, Ill be down to try it. Smiley faceCan I just say, I like hops, all hops, they are like people so basically Will is like a racist or something ?I love lager I hate Will.Cheers
Will 3rd September, 2014 8:37am
I was very interested until I saw that you are using some Columbus hops. Which no doubt ruin it. Why cant use guys just once produce a beer which some element of balance? And caramalt?? Come on Brew Dog - Grow. The. Heck. Up.
Det 2nd September, 2014 6:38pm
Whens it available on the online shop?
brewbird 2nd September, 2014 6:32pm
Sounds greatSame hops as Mikkeller American Dream. Same malts as Brooklyn lager. 5 weeks cold maturation. Dry hopped?Will be great if its got the same aroma and assertive bitterness as American Dream but with a bit more malt backing it upLive in Sweden so wont be able to get a freebie at a bar due to crazy alcohol laws. But hopefully arriving at a Systemet near me sometime soon?
George M 2nd September, 2014 5:42pm
Look forward to tasting tomorrow at DogTap
Kjell 2nd September, 2014 5:20pm
Will. This. Lager. Come to Norway?
TurnDevil 2nd September, 2014 5:20pm
So is the recipe from some long lossy time? I dont think ice every had an IPA lager/pilsner before.
Coloruyum 2nd September, 2014 2:37pm
Really loving the newly rolled out branding. Will be swinging by tomorrow for a brew!
BrewDog James 2nd September, 2014 2:32pm
German Pilsner.
MosaicHopster 2nd September, 2014 12:41pm
What style of lager is it? Pilsner? Helles?
BrewDogSarah 2nd September, 2014 12:34pm
cmurray6 - bottles, yes. You will have chance to buy tomorrow morning online.
Cmurray6 2nd September, 2014 12:29pm
Will this be released to share holders first?
BrianF 2nd September, 2014 12:10pm
Will it be available to buy at the weekend in bars?
Troubledwaters 2nd September, 2014 11:22am
Second attempt at appeasing lager drinkers, good luck.
BrewDog James 2nd September, 2014 10:44am
This is a whole new beer.We finally have the equipment, technology and yeast capabilities to brew the lager we always wanted to brew.It rocks.J
Gar 2nd September, 2014 10:29am
Looking forward to trying this. Not been a fan of fake lager so hoping this is a new recipe, not just a new label.
Chris H 2nd September, 2014 10:05am
So is this intended to replace Hop Rocker when you phase it out?
BrewDogSarah 2nd September, 2014 10:01am
JoshMacc - in our UK bars and online tomorrow (wednesday) andyhawkes - a new beer!
JoshMacc 2nd September, 2014 9:57am
Looking forward to tasting this! When does it go on sale?
andyhawkes 2nd September, 2014 9:53am
Is this the new face of Fake Lager, or a whole new beer?
arnemartt 2nd September, 2014 9:47am
Will this replace 77?
i want free beer 2nd September, 2014 9:43am
Aged for 5 or 6 weeks?
Beertini 2nd September, 2014 9:41am
The new packaging looks great on this, gotta say.
Free beer! 2nd September, 2014 9:40am
Free 1/3pints? you must be confident! ;)
Freddy 2nd September, 2014 9:36am
Sounds ace - like the sound of the added Columbus. Bring it on!