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Standard Lager - Fulton Beer - 93 Rating

Responses from head brewer Mikey Salo.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
Creating the recipe for the Standard Lager was a very collaborative effort for our brewing team. One of our brewers, John Woodford, has a lot of experience with lagers and was very influential in creating this recipe but nearly everyone on the brewing team had a hand in getting this beer to its final form. 

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The balance of malt & hops along with the extremely clean yeast character make it very easy to drink. 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
The name works in a couple ways. One, it’s a reliable, everyday beer that you can drink on any occasion, or at any place – it’s your standard, go-to beer. It also is meant as in “ setting the Standard”, a benchmark for quality. More broadly, the name Standard also signifies that it’s a beer about drinking for drinking’s sake, for the sake of what you’re doing at the time and who you’re with – not to be endlessly dissected and discussed and described. Sure, we all love doing just that from time to time, but when you get down to it, if all you ever talk about over a beer is the beer itself, aren’t you missing the point of having a beer in the first place? 

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Mashing up the two taglines on the packaging sum it up well: “Extraordinarly uncomplicated, all-malt lager.”

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
We have plenty of stories revolving around Standard, but none that we want to see in print. 

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Standard Lager is a very versatile beer but pairs especially well with BBQ.