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Monday, 1 March 2010

Skol : Make March Piss!

A special treat in the world of cooking lager. The very special beer that is Skol. A delicious light and refreshing 3% piss brewed by Carlsberg in the UK. Famous for the Skol song:-




And Hagar commercials, but seemingly a brand in decline in the UK. Well the time has come to turn that around. Tandy recently asked the question how to measure or define greatness and here in a can of Skol we have the answer. True greatness in the form of a can of fizzy piss. It’s easy enough to brew a great 5% lout but brewing a decent glass of fizz at lower abv’s is certainly more challenging. A challenge that has been met in this glorious brew. There was a day when many light lagers graced the UK market, but in recent times 4% appears to have become the standard, with 5% defined as a continental style. Brewing a nice drop at 3% has to be a sign of brewing excellence.

I’ve put thought in how to re energise great iconic beers like Skol, and concluded the following. Like CAMRA are doing in an attempt to save the dying piss that is a pint of old man’s mild, cooking lager fans need to save piss weak lager. Just as the German brewing industry is attempting to overcome falls in volume beer consumption by attempting to flog leichtbier (light beer) there is an opportunity to promote the lower alcohol and calories in piss weak lager. I’ve decided quite arbitrarily to define lager styles in order assist.

Under 4% will be defined as “piss”; 4%-5% is cooking lager & 5%+ is lout. Thus we can have a “make march piss month” to promote this delicious refreshing cold can of fizzy goodness and make sure iconic weak lagers do not disappear.

Lay down your pint of pong, my beer blogging brothers. For March is “Make March Piss Month”. Get yourself a lovely pack of Skol, stick it in the fridge and enjoy!


First Stater said...

March is mild month on Barclay Perkins. Sorry but Ron Pattinson beat you out on claiming the month. I think July is still open.

Cooking Lager said...

You can't have May & March? If you need 2 months to save mild then it's not worth saving. March is piss month. it's official.

Tandleman said...

If memory serves correctly, Skol started out as "Graham's Golden Lager" in Alloa. If you'd worked that in Ron P would have been impressed.

Cooking Lager said...

Doing that involves knowledge, Tandy.

zythophile said...

If Wikipedia is correct, Skol is the most popular beer in Brazil.

Paul Garrard said...

“Make March Piss Month” - what a fantastic idea. Wish I'd thought of that!

lagerfrenzy said...

Now that's more like it. Instead of cask breathers, I'll have a look at the history of Skol. That'll make me a Skolar.