From the HBD Archive
From: (John DeCarlo)
Subject: Why Lager?
Date: 1992-04-01 14:42:37 GMT

Jack S. said:
>Thank you. Just for a refreser, although this thread turned
>into a sales pitch for Wyeast, my original intent was to
>understand why commercial brewers, who are so terribly cost
>conscious, would spend so much money to produce lager when their
>typical customer could not possibly tell the difference.

The usual answer, from my reading on the subject, is that it is
much easier to make lagers with no taste and no aftertaste than
it is ales. This was certainly true some years ago, and whether
it is true any more, with newer techniques, I can not say.

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