Pilsner (4.5% ABV, cask)
In our local we have a long-standing tradition of converting mass-market lager drinkers to the good stuff. Important here not to damn the word ‘lager’. It’s just a description of a brewing process, meaning to store in German (and giving us our word ‘larder’). Come the revolution the first big name to disappear from our bar was the Stella Artois as many of the locals moved to the brewpub’s own golden ales.
Here’s Liverpool Organic Pilsner, then, a lager, but a cask-conditioned one, full of good things and looking brilliantly golden with a white head. There’s a lovely biscuity malt profile to the beer and gentle orange notes from the hops. Definitely worth a try, especially if you’re en route from the fizzy yellow stuff to real ale.