Topic Archives: Altbier

Posted in New Releases, Summit Brewing Co

Summit Sticke Alt Added to Unchained Series

Summit Sticke Alt

Summit Sticke Alt added to the brewery’s “Unchained Series” as Batch 20.

Summit Sticke Alt, meaning “secret” beer in German, is traditionally a beer confidentially brewed and diligently passed around by word of mouth. The malty and hop flavors and medium-dark body of Sticke Alt are truly one-of-a-kind because the mixture is never brewed up twice the same way.

The Summit Sticke Alt official release will be at the Unchained 20 Sticke Alt Party with Summit brewer Mike Lundell Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at The Muddy Pig in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Summit Sticke Alt is a limited release beer and will also be available at the Summit Sticke Alt Release and Harvest Party Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the brewery, as well as a dinner  Eden Avenue Grill (Edina, MN) on 10/22.

Style: Altbier
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh
Malts: Pilsener, Vienna, Light Munich, Dark Munich, Caramel and Black
Yeast: German Ale

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.

6.3% ABV, IBUs: 55

Posted in Don't Miss This, Lagunitas, New Releases

Lagunitas Doppel Sticky Hits One-Hitter Series

Lagunitas Doppel Sticky

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.

Style: Altbier
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-time Brew (As of publishing)
Release: September, 2015

7.7% ABV, 66 IBUs

Posted in Deschutes Brewing, Headlines, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers & Deschutes Release Barrel Aged Collaboration

Widmer Deschutes AltBitter

Widmer Brothers Brewing teams up with Deschutes Brewery, to brew a unique collaboration beer, AltBitter. This new Oregonian collaboration is a part of Widmer Brother’s year long 30th Anniversary celebration.

Altbitter is a combination of Deschutes Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers Altbier. Imperial versions of each were brewed and aged separately in rye whiskey for eight months. The final release is a two-thirds barrel aged beer, with one-third non barrel aged beer.

“We have been friends with Gary Fish since the early days of Deschutes Brewery,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “It really means a lot to have both of our breweries come together to create a beer. We have always respected Deschutes and love what they’ve done for the Oregon craft beer community. The beer is a blend of our histories and it’s great to have finally done something together after all these years.”

Widmer Brothers / Deschutes Altbitter is now available in 22oz bottles and draft in select markets.

Style: Altbier (Barrel Aged. Whiskey)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Distribution: Select markets, including Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Minneapolis, San Diego, Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco.

Release: Mid-December, 2014

9.5% ABV, 55 IBUs

Posted in New Beers, Sierra Nevada
Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers Throws Back Original Three Recipes

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) is celebrating 30 years of craft brewing in an epic way, with 30 different beer releases. Some are throwbacks the brothers brewed over the past three decades. Others are special collaborations with local breweries.

Today, three more offerings are ready to go – Altbier, Weizenbier, & Hefeweizen.

Altbier – Released in 1984. First beer Kurt and Rob Widmer brewed when they opened the brewery. Named beer of the year in 1985. It still makes an appearance every so often. 5% ABV, 35 IBUs.

Weizenbier, 1985 – A filtered German-style wheat beer with an American hop profile. The brewery’s second release, leading they way for their third release in history. 4.9% ABV, 30 IBUs.

Hefeweizen – First brewed in 1986. Widmer’s third offering. 4.9% ABV, 30 IBUs

“Looking back at these three releases puts our early days and growth of Widmer Brothers Brewing since then in perspective,” said Rob Widmer. “Like many young entrepreneurs, we were flying by the seat of our pants, and it’s truly surreal to revisit that time in our lives when Altbier, Weizenbier, and Hefeweizen were our only three offerings. I suppose it’s an understatement to say we’ve come a long way.”

Each recipe is brewed from notes taken back in the 80’s. All three offerings will be released in the Portland market. More: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years

Posted in New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company, Videos

Terrapin Releases New Round of Tree Hugger

For the 2013, Terrapin Beer Co (Athens, GA) promoted Tree Hugger to year round status. In fact, it was the first brew on the new 100 barrel system. Tonight the brewery celebrates Tree Hugger’s return in their hometown of Athens, bottles to follow shortly.

Terrapin Beer is a partner and supporter of Dogwood Alliance, dedicated to protecting Southern forests and communities from destructive logging practices since 1996.

Tree Hugger Brew Day

Posted in New Beers, O'Fallon Brewing