Long Trail Double Bag
Brand Name: Double Bag
Style: Strong Ale
Color: Dark Amber
Bitterness Units: 39
Date of Introduction: 1994
Malts: Two-Row, Wheat, Chocolate & Caramel
Hops: Northern Brewer, Willamette & Mt. Hood
Packages Available: Six packs and twelve packs of 12 ounce bottles, five gallon “logs,” 50L(13.2-gallon) kegs
Description: This malty, full-bodied double alt is also known as “Stickebier” – German slang for “secret brew”. Long Trail Double Bag was originally offered only in our brewery taproom as a special treat to our visitors. With an alcohol content of 7.2%, please indulge in moderation. The Long Trail Brewing Company is proud to have Double Bag named Malt Advocate’s “Beer of the Year” in 2001. Malt Advocate is a national magazine devoted to “expanding the boundaries of fine drinks”. Their panel of judges likes to keep things simple, and therefore of thousands of eligible competitors they award only two categories: “Imported” and “Domestic”. It is a great honor to receive this recognition.
Style History: Strong Ales are close cousins to Altbiers, both if which trace their origins back to Düsseldorf, Germany. In Germany, Strong Ales are known as “Stickebier” which is slang for “secret brew”.
Food Pairing: Foods including smoked meats, pork, sausage, and grilled meats.
Glassware: German style ‘stange.’ A stange is a tall slender cylinder that is sometimes slightly tapered toward the bottom. The benefits of using this glass for an Altbier are: increased hop’s and malt’s subtleties.
Serving Temperature: 45-50 degrees F*