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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.5.303.631,63078
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.871,51194
Alt Route: Altbier (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.603.551,180-
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.551,17070
Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.003.6285290
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.12581-
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.64501-
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.76490-
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5748060
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4446887
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.11447-
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6336096
OMB CopperThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.06305100
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.98263-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.3322270
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.66217-
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.58202-
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company4.503.46197-
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.503.6718788
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.52186-
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.203.6317890
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7317480
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.103.8216982
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company4.903.7167-
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7415695
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.8114990
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.5614785
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2114181
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.82128-
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.62125-
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.45124-
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.7212085
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.48119-
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6511684
RescousseBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.303.78115-
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.8110694
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.48106-
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.503.9106-
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.8590-
Secret Spot Winter AleEvolution Craft Brewing Company6.303.5288-
Lighthouse AmberCheboygan Brewing Company5.253.5886-
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.58580
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.9183-
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.3878-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6678-
Victor's MemoriAle AltbierTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.804.0775-
Evan AltmightyBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.6175-
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.003.5874-
Little Red CapGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.203.567482
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6174-
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