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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.5.303.631,48778
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.881,39295
Alt Route: Altbier (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.603.551,102-
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.561,09870
Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.003.6280191
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.12561-
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5747760
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4444587
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.12435-
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.76417-
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.66395-
Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Beer Company5.103.537293
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6234897
Triple BagLong Trail Brewing Co.9.203.8330-
OMB CopperThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.06275100
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.99254-
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.58198-
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.69196-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.3319270
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.753.6817989
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery4.203.6317890
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company4.503.47175-
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.52167-
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7316180
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7515496
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.103.82153-
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company5.103.7151-
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2313782
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.56136-
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.8312890
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.62122-
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.45119-
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.81119-
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.48116-
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6511685
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.7211186
RescousseBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.303.8105-
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.48102-
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.8310094
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.503.9489-
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.58381
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.8583-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6677-
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.9476-
Victor's MemoriAle AltbierTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.804.0875-
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.3574-
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.003.5873-
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6271-
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.503.971-
Evan AltmightyBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.6271-
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