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In The Tasting Room: Florida Lager By Florida Beer Company

Friday's here, so it's time for beer.

Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar.

There are still a few beer styles that craft brewers tend not to deal with much. One of them is the American Lager style. Why? It mostly has to do with production time.

As you may or may not know, beer is separated into two major camps: lagers and ales. This is based on the type of yeast that is used in their production, either top fermenting yeast (who enjoy hanging out in warmer temperatures, like the 60's and 70's) and bottom fermenting yeasts (who like it much colder, in the 40's). Because of these temperatures, it takes longer to make. Remember, cold = slow.

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