For brewers, lagers are a labor of love. As much as brewing is an art, it is also a science, and producing a clean and satisfying lager is no easy task. Crucial to their success is a period of cold conditioning, or lagering, from which they take their name. Interest in lagers is growing and we are happy to report that there are breweries right here in Chicagoland who are producing world-class lagers. So, this National Lager Day raise a toast to lager, a refreshingly diverse category of beer that Americas craft brewers are embracing with gusto!