Ancient Alt Altbier – The Story Behind the Label

Ancient Alt is a traditional “old” style of German Ale. “Alt” literally translates to “old” in German, fitting nicely with one our favorite areas of the PA Wilds™, Cook Forest. Famous for its stands of old growth forest known as the “The Ancients,” with towering white pines and hemlocks make it a National Natural Landmark. The forest canopy is between 350 – 450 years old, now we don’t quite age our Altbier that long, but it is well worth the wait. Copper in color, with robust German hops and malts this brew is ideal after a long hike in the woods during the fall and winter.

Technical Specs

  • Malt – German Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, & Black
  • Hops – German Magnum & Hallertau
  • Yeast – Kölsch Ale Yeast
  • Color – Copper
  • ABV – 5.4%
  • IBU’s – 40

Tasting Notes

  • Pronounced malt flavor
  • Finishes with a firm bitter edge from imported German-style hops