Buyer's guide

Lager, much of which is imported, is ubiquitous in Britain, and is sold in a variety of strengths. Check the label for information on alcoholic strength.


Lager is not made for long-term storage and does not improve with age. Store in a cool place away from sunlight.


Lager can be a good cooking ingredient, for example in meat- or poultry-based stews. Seek out a higher-quality, fuller flavoured bottled lager for cooking.