Lagunitas Doppel Sticky joins the brewery’s One-Hitter Series this month. The One-Hitter lineup features a group of on-off beers by the Petaluma, California based brewery.
Lagunitas Doppel Sticky is brewed (close) to the double altbier style, a bit like Doppelsticke, you know by the German brewery Uerige. “Sticke” means secret in the German vernacular, as Uerige brews Doppelsticke just twice a year and doesn’t reveal the recipe.
This edition by Lagunitas is an imperial altibier, by best American brewer definition. Their description tells it best.
This fruity, estery double altbier is brewed in the traditional-ish style of the Doppelsticke, which is the widely known secret Germanic-esque strong ale. Like it’s California Common counterpart, we fermented this ale at a lower temperature to pull out the sulphur-y bite from the yeast, then dry-hopped it with some dank, Sticky hops, including some brand-spankin’-new Enigma hops from the great Down Under!
Lagunitas Doppel Sticky is available on draft, and 12 ounce bottle offering from September through October of this year.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-time Brew (As of publishing)
Release: September, 2015
7.7% ABV, 66 IBUs