Aggie Lager is being poured just in time for football season. The product's brewmaster is Jay Prahl, who studied his trade at UC Davis.
The school spirit goes far in this beer. UC Davis announced this week that it's allowing to use the Aggie trademark, and in turn, proceeds from the sales - estimated at $25,000 - will benefit intercollegiate athletics.
Davis Patch talked to Prahl about the Aggie Lager, and here's what he had to say:
Davis Patch: What makes Aggie Brew taste, well, Davis-y?
It's not a very hoppy beer at all, it's mildly hoppy. It's a beer with a blue label and a golden color, that's Aggie colors, Davis-style. Lager beers tend to be a little more difficult to brew and brew well, and obviously we study our talents at UC Davis. It's a nice, crisp, easy-drinking beer.
Davis Patch: Tell us more about the hops.
Lagers and balanced beers are malt-forward kind of beers. Aggie Lager really is a classic Munich-style of beer. If you go to Munich, you can have a lot of beers like the Aggie Lager.
Davis Patch: What do you pair with Aggie Lager?
Calamari, pizza … I'm a big fan of beer and steak, and I think that beer goes well with a juicy steak. It's the kind of beer that pairs very well with everything.
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