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Alt Bier - where to drink

2slices Jan 21, 2012 11:36 AM

Any German bars serve? Ive been told its not exported. I know Zum Schneider does not have it cuz I'm sitting here now.

  1. sgordon Jan 21, 2012 02:17 PM

    Any particular brand? There are 313 different Altbiers listed on beeradvocate.com - I suspect someone has something around here.

    Queens Kickshaw has Uerige Sticke (a Sticke is a type of Altbier, a bit stronger and heavier than the regular ones), and Downtown Bar and Grill in Brooklyn has the Uerige Dopple Sticke. And Wechsler's Currywurst has the regular Uerige Alt, I think.

    A lot of American and other breweries make Altbiers now as well.

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    3 Replies
    1. re: sgordon
      Alan Henderson Jan 23, 2012 08:22 AM

      Wechsler's is about the only place I've seen it consistently, I believe the proprietor is from Dusseldorf.

      1. re: Alan Henderson
        2slices Feb 1, 2012 08:55 AM

        When I went to Dusseldorf I remember being told there were 3 breweries. It was definitely a "thing" in Dusseldorf and that it was unique to that city. A waiter a a beer hall told me it's not exported, and is mostly served only locally.

        What I was wondering was if I can get the "real" thing here. They serve it like kolsch in the little glasses and just keep bringing them until you say stop. It was great stuff, the total opposite from Kolsch which is 50 miles away which is certainly not served in Dusseldorf.

        Meanwhile I'll have to check out Weschlers, I live close by

        1. re: 2slices
          Alan Henderson Feb 1, 2012 10:20 AM

          You will certainly not see it drawn on gravity from a wooden cask as you would in Dusseldorf, but Uerige in bottles is not bad and while not in any way a replacement for the "real" experience it is better many things available here.

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