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Four fantastic lager-only breweries

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A handful of die-hard beer makers are sticking strictly to lagers, but they’re far from one-note outfits. Here, the lager-only breweries that almost make us forget what ales us:



Chicagoland taps are the only source for this two-year-old production brewery’s suds; don’t miss the versatile Dynamo Copper Lager, a Vienna style, and the seriously sessionable Krankshaft Kölsch.

Whitsett, N.C.


Just three lagers—an amber, a helles and a bock—comprise the lineup at this Carolina outfit; Red Oak Amber, brewed with yeast from the Weihenstephan brewery, just debuted in bottles across the state.



This loosely German-styled brewpub outdoes its mac and cheese only with its beer. The brewing team scored GABF gold with its mellow Sky Pilot Kellerbier; we like the Gose Speziell Weizen, a tart wit-weizen hybrid.

Bellingham, Wa.


Veteran brewer Will Kemper sneaks the occasional ale into his kettle, but lagers like the smooth, roasty Schwarzbier and the clean, toasty Altbier rule the six rotating taps.


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