Brand Name: Long Trail Ale®
Style: German Altbier
Bitterness Units: 28
Date of Introduction: November 1989
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Chocolate & Caramel
Hops: Northern Brewer, Willamette and Mt. Hood
Packages available: Six packs, twelve packs, and loose cases of 12 ounce bottles, 22 ounce bottles, five-gallon “logs,” 50L(13.2 Gallon) kegs
Description: Long Trail Ale is a full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont. It is a multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.
Altbier Information Style History: Altbier originates from Düsseldorf, Germany, where the style gets its name from being one of the oldest brewing styles. ‘Alt’ literally means old in German.
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.
Food Pairing: Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon and aged gouda
Serving Temperature: 45-50 degrees F*
*Remember, sampling a beer at a temperature that is too low can mask that brew’s true flavor.