Altbier

A Düsseldorf specialty, an Altbier is a German-style Brown Ale. The word 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 this ale's fruitiness and produces an exceptionally smooth, clean, and delicate brew. Its color ranges from amber to dark brown, carbonation is moderate, and while known to express the slightly spicy, herbal character of Noble hops, the key word here is balance. A stronger version brewed less frequently, "Sticke Alt" is a maltier and hoppier take on the Altbier.

ABV: 4.0–7.0% | IBU: 25–50 | Glassware: Stange (Slender Cylinder)

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Amber
Alaskan Brewing Co.
5.302,2553.6509-25-2022
Double Bag
Long Trail Brewing Co.
7.201,7813.8708-30-2022
Long Trail Ale
Long Trail Brewing Co.
5.001,4293.5708-30-2022
Doppelsticke
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
8.507214.108-22-2022
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale
Ninkasi Brewing Company
7.206253.7604-11-2021
Sticke
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
6.005314.0706-23-2022
Okto Festival Ale
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
5.305063.4409-24-2022
Copper
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4.804644.0808-30-2022
Original
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
5.104573.6408-28-2022
Altbier
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.703683.9708-23-2022
Gerst Amber
Yazoo Brewing Company
5.103193.5208-20-2022
Ad Astra Ale
Free State Brewing Co.
5.603043.6911-01-2021
Doppel Sticky
Lagunitas Brewing Company
7.702854.0601-10-2022
Ten Years Alt
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
8.502673.9311-27-2021
Three Blind Mice
Mother's Brewing Company
5.502553.5611-05-2021
Ishmael
Rising Tide Brewing Company
4.902403.7107-31-2022
Headwall Alt
Tuckerman Brewing Co.
4.502233.6808-02-2022
Balt Altbier
Union Craft Brewing Company
5.502033.7803-11-2022
Alt-eration Ale
Hops & Grain Brewing
5.002013.804-20-2020
Schell's Schmaltz's Alt
August Schell Brewing Company
5.101973.7411-26-2021
Frankenheim Alt
Privatbrauerei Frankenheim
4.801823.7408-17-2022
Iron Works Alt
Metropolitan Brewing
5.501703.8202-14-2021
Diebels Premium Altbier
Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
4.901533.709-30-2021
Hövels Original
Hövels Hausbrauerei
5.501363.7309-16-2022
Secret Spot Alt Ale
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
6.301323.5402-25-2020
Copper ALT.
Zipline Brewing Co
5.201283.7205-11-2022
Lighthouse Amber
Cheboygan Brewing Company
5.251203.6407-10-2020
Série Signature Sticke Alt
Les Trois Mousquetaires
6.001153.8402-14-2022
Crooked Coast Altbier
Driftwood Brewery
5.101133.8808-03-2022
Simple Means
Jester King Brewery
5.601123.7710-09-2020
Gravel Road
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
7.251083.4607-16-2020
Little Red Cap
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
5.201013.5702-22-2022
Duckstein Rotblondes Original
Duckstein GmbH
4.90963.5105-01-2022
Moby D
Buzzards Bay Brewing
5.00943.612-25-2020
Füchschen Alt
Brauerei Im Füchschen
4.80914.107-29-2022
Über Alt
Rush River Brewing Company
8.50903.9111-11-2021
Scruffy's Smoked Alt
Cedar Creek Brewery
5.10893.6307-15-2020
Valkyrie
Enegren Brewing Company
6.20783.8509-06-2022
GPA (German Pale Ale)
3 Nations Brewing Co.
5.20783.8103-30-2020
The Detroit Dwarf
Detroit Beer Co.
6.80763.6106-30-2020
Alternate Dimension
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
5.60733.6502-23-2020
Original Schlüssel
Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
5.00724.0507-28-2022
Schlösser Alt
Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
4.80723.4809-16-2022
Alt Nouveau
North Coast Brewing Co.
5.40693.6911-30-2021
Methusalem Sour Altbier
The Monarchy
10.00634.0809-27-2021
Altbier
Occidental Brewing Co.
5.30583.8304-04-2022
(512) ALT
(512) Brewing Company
6.00583.7308-21-2021
Lands End Amber Ale
Kannah Creek Brewing Company
5.50563.5309-05-2020
Alternate Universe
8th Wonder Brewery
4.70553.7108-24-2021
Wild Horse Ale
Great Basin Brewing Co.
4.80473.3909-03-2021
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