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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.5.303.631,35478
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.891,27394
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.56999-
Alt Route - Collaboration With Victory Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.603.56818-
Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.003.6275691
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.12542-
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5747760
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.12422-
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.76370-
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4637087
Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Beer Company5.103.4935893
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6233797
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.68318-
Triple BagLong Trail Brewing Co.9.203.8317-
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.99250-
OMB CopperThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.06238100
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.58187-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.3618070
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery4.203.6417490
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.69173-
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.753.6717088
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7415780
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company4.503.5151-
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7414996
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.48139-
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.103.82136-
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2313581
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company5.103.7129-
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.56121-
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.8117-
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.6117-
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6511684
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.48111-
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.45110-
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.8211090
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.710585
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.48102-
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.839894
RescousseBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.303.8297-
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.8581-
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.498080
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.9475-
Victor's MemoriAle AltbierTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.804.0774-
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.50474-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6773-
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.3371-
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.003.5870-
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.503.9368-
Detroit Beer Co. The Detroit DwarfDetroit Beer Co.6.803.5865-
Evan AltmightyBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.5964-
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