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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Ctrl+Alt+DelRiver's Edge Brewing Co ? 23.72
San Andreas AltSteelhead Brewing Co. ? 13.15
AltarettoDoan's Craft Brewing Company ? 23.5
Biere AmberParish Brewing Company ? 53.52
German AltWayfinder Beer ? 13.74
DutzelFar Gohn Brewing Company ? 23.92
UF AltGreenspring Brewing Company ? 00
AltBroadway Brewery & Restaurant ? 21.72
Auggie's AltKrogh's Restaurant And Brewpub ? 43.95
Altitude AltJames Peak Brewery & Smokehouse ? 00
Feeling Isolated? - Guava SaisonHighrail Brewing Company ? 14.45
AltbierRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) ? 23.5
BernsteinBraustil ? 22.79
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