Missouri- American-Style Lager- Brewed and sold since 1876, “The King of Beers” is the largest-selling beer in the world. Budweiser has been the world’s best-selling beer since 1957, and is distributed in more than 70 countries.
Lagers represent some of the most approachable, easy-drinking beer styles available, which contributes to Lager’s consumption edge over ale, despite the fact that ale styles are more numerous and were consumed thousands of years before lagering and cold-aging took hold.
American-Style Lager Beer – the iconic crisp and golden brew – evolved from Czech and German Pilsener styles produced in the United States prior to Prohibition. American brewers, many of whom had their own European roots, produced Pilsener types of pale lager, using local ingredients in their brews. And a key ingredient of that production goes back even further: The American practice of using corn as a source of fermentable sugars in beer dates back to the Pilgrims. Modern American brewers continue to use corn, as well as rice, in beer production, which contributes to a clean taste and lightens the color and body of these lager beers.
American-style Lager remains a staple. The popularity of this classic beer has inspired brewers throughout North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia to produce their own versions of American Lager.