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A Düsseldorf specialty, an Altbier is a German style brown ale, the “alt” literally translates to "old" in German, and traditionally Altbiers are conditioned for a longer than normal periods of time. Other sources note that "alt" is derived from the Latin word "altus," which means "high" and refers to the rising yeast. Take your pick, but the extended conditioning mellows out the ale's fruitiness and produces an exceptionally smooth and delicate brew. The color ranges from amber to dark brown, medium in carbonation with a great balance between malt and hops.

"Sticke" is a stronger version of an Altbier, thus a bit more malty and hoppy to boot.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Alaskan AmberAlaskan Brewing Co.5.303.631,44578
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.881,34794
Alt Route: Altbier (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.603.551,069-
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.561,06770
Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.003.6278891
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.13553-
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5747760
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.12430-
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4442787
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.76375-
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.67369-
Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Beer Company5.103.4936693
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6234597
Triple BagLong Trail Brewing Co.9.203.8328-
OMB CopperThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.07265100
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.99253-
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.58195-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.3518770
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.69186-
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery4.203.6317890
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.753.6717688
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company4.503.46168-
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7316180
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.49158-
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7515296
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.103.82151-
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company5.103.71146-
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2313681
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.57131-
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.8312190
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.61121-
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.81119-
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.44116-
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6511684
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.48114-
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.7211185
RescousseBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.303.8104-
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.48102-
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.839894
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.58380
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.8582-
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.9476-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6776-
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.3574-
Victor's MemoriAle AltbierTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.804.0774-
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.003.5872-
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.503.970-
Evan AltmightyBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.6170-
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6269-
Detroit Beer Co. The Detroit DwarfDetroit Beer Co.6.803.668-
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