Our Düsseldorf Altbier is ready to drink and we learned a few things on our first attempt. We realized with the unexpectedly high weather we should have placed the brew in the fridge during primary fermentation to slow down the process but after letting it keg age and purging with CO2 the flavor developed into what we expected. The final product has good head retention, a spot on golden brown color and an ABV of 4.45%.
Since we’ll be sharing this brew for Friendsgiving, we wanted to honor the amazing Düsseldorf culture by incorporating the Rheinturm into our label. It’s a telecommunications tower located in the heart of the capital city and houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 170 meters.