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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"Sticke" Anniversary AltbierThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery6.00114.34
#81 AltbierHoops Brewing Company5.3000
(512) ALT(512) Brewing Company6.00573.75
100 Barrel Series #57 Sticke AltHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.60373.88
16 MilLocation Six Brewing5.5013.79
1838erBrauerei Schumacher5.0074.45
3 Ravens Golden Altbier3 Ravens Brewing4.5013.44
3165Monadnock Brewing Company5.2000
33 Sticke AltNorthbound Brewery5.5043.89
3rd St. ALTDowney Brewing Company5.3000
4.0 GPAClarion River Brewing Company4.0014
45 RPMAngel City Brewery5.2014
6 Balls AltBroad Brook Brewing Company5.6073.18
88.1Beaver Island Brewing Co.4.7012.96
89 AleO.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery ? 63.31
A Little BehindBig Boss Brewing ? 23.92
A Night AltZymurcracy Beer Company6.2014
A.X.O. AltbierBombs Away Beer Company5.9000
Abro Brygg SwedishÅbro Bryggeri5.9033.76
Absolute BearingBull Island Brewing Company5.3013.77
AbzugNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House3.8023.88
Accotink AltbierFair Winds Brewing Company5.2033.96
AchtungNorth End Tavern & Brewery6.5014
Achtung!Intersect Brewing4.7000
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603013.69
AfflatusFirefly Hollow Brewing Co.4.9013.79
AftermathHeroes Restaurant & Brewery4.7000
Agora AltbierGoldhorn Brewery5.3014.19
Alaus Biblioteka AltbierSakiškių Alus ? 13.21
AlbrechtSchilling Beer Co.5.0073.97
Albrecht AltbierZámecký Pivovar Frýdlant5.2013
AlemanFour Corners Brewing Company6.0033.42
AlemanniaStrange Land Brewery4.70313.46
All The Way AltDesert Edge Brewery4.0073.37
Alma MaterIBU Brewery5.0013.29
Alpine AltBig Buck Brewery5.6000
Alpine ALTitudeBlack Forest Brewing Company5.5013.69
AltWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.00223.63
AltDowntown Grill & Brewery5.60173.41
AltClockwerks Brewing6.3033.38
AltBrauerei Schumacher4.60614.15
AltGoose Island Beer Co.5.70213.64
AltKuhnhenn Brewing Company5.7583.87
AltChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen5.00243.85
AltParker's Hilltop Brewery4.7000
AltMatsuya Kyoto Machiya Beer Brewery5.0024.05
AltCoddington Brewing Co.5.6043.51
AltDru Bru4.9043.56
AltHensen Brauerei4.8043.88
AltBackstreet Brewery / Lamppost Pizza ? 13.65
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