Altbier

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An ancient brew from the Rhineland capital city of Dusseldorf, Altbier did not acquire the “Alt” prefix until the mid 19th century. It was then that new gold colored lager beers were enjoying explosive growth throughout Europe. Alt means old, in this case referring to a beer fermented, as it had been for centuries. This particular strain of ale yeast thrives at cooler temperatures resulting in a crisp fermentation character with subtle ester notes generally not found in lagered beers.