23 - Schwarzbier/Black Lager

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Dating back to at least 800BC, Schwarzbier (otherwise known as Black Lager) is the oldest known style of European beer. Black in colour, but with the crisp refreshing body of a lager, this beer gets its popularity from its intricate balance mixed with delicious drinkability! As usual, we brew one ourselves and talk about it, then try these commercial examples:

Köstritzer - Schwarzbier https://www.koestritzer.de/
Würzburger Hofbräu - Schwarzbier https://www.wuerzburger-hofbraeu.de/de/whb/
And Union - Neu Black Lager http://www.andunion.com/en/

If you're interested in brewing this beer you can find the recipe at www.themaltmiller.co.uk

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