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2012 Top Ten American Premium Lagers in the USA

This Top Ten List of American Premium Lagers  is  from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.
1. Session Premium Lager - Full Sail Brewing
2. Special Lager - Stevens Point Brewing, Stevens Point, WI
3. Evans Original Lager - Evans Brewing
4. Reserve - Miller Brewing Co., Golden, CO
5. Icehouse - Miller Brewing Co., Golden, CO
6. Red Dog - Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI
7. Rainier - Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL
8. Old Style - Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL
9. Haffenreffer Private Stock - Private Stock Brewing, Winchester, MA
10. Big Hurt Beer - Big Hurt Brewing Company, Saint Paul, MN


Sessions brewed by Full Sail Brewing


Category: American Premium Lager
This style has low malt (and adjunct) sweetness, is medium bodied, and should contain no or a low percentage (less than 25%) of adjuncts. Color may be light straw to golden. Alcohol content and bitterness may also be greater. Hop aroma and flavor is low or negligible. Light fruity esters are acceptable. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent.
OG: 1.044-1.048
FG: 1.010-1.014
Alcohol by Weight: 3.6-4%
IBU: 6-15
Color SRM: 2-6

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