Lagers these days generally don't have weird or unusual names to make them more interesting. It's a straightforward name for a straightforward beer.
Stancill Brewery in Sheffield have continued this theme, simply naming their lager 'lager'. Maybe it's because it's the most consumed beer style in the UK or maybe it's just because the craft lager space isn't as saturated as the ale space yet; whatever it is this is deliciously quaffable.
This was the first lager to be developed and brewed entirely within Sheffield, making history for the brewery with it's roots in the Oakwell Brewery from Barnsley which had brewed for more than 120 years.
Stancill Lager: Taste Test
I was surprised at how hoppy this was on the aroma which is quite unusual for a lager. There's also some cereal malt-style scents in there too which is tantalising.
It pours pale and clear, almost translucent with a hint of yellow. It's tightly carbonated which gives it a really satisfying and refreshing fizz, with that hoppy flavour again the main taste at first. This develops a little into an earthy, malty flavour with a little sweetness towards the end of the profile.
The finish is crisp and malty, a little dry but not harshly so. It's a real summer beer and one that I could just keep drinking until I fell over, happily sozzled.
Stancill Lager: Can Notes
The can features a map, which is difficult to say where of as there are no names or makers on it, but I would assume it is of the area immdiately surrounding the brewery?
Given this lager's status as the first beer brewed wholly in Sheffield, this would make sense; and the contrast of dark/bright blue is really very striking an effective at making it stand out.
The silver can provides more contrast, along with the bold white lettering and large type of the style on the front. No mistaking what this beer style is.
Buy Stancill Lager
We got this from local bottle shop Beer Central, so if you're a Sheffield local or live near the area you'll likely find it there. Alternatively you can go to the Stancill Brewery store where you can buy it in various can sizes and kegs.
Although from Stancill you'll need to buy it in packs, a 12 pack of 440ml cans costs just £1.83 per can which is an absolute steal.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.