Excelsior Altbier

Excelsior beer

Excelsior Altbier


I was looking for a seasonal beer to start brewing in January so i could have it ready by February. So thats when I came across the famous Altbier and got pumped up for brew day. 


This traditional German Ale has some of the same characteristics as lager beer. This recipe is full bodied, bitter and is reddish-amber to brown in color. Secondary fermentation at cooler temperatures is recommended, but not necessary.

Origin of Style: USA
Color: Amber
Gravity Level: Medium 
SG: 1.042-1.046 FG: 1.014-1.018
Hop Rating (1-4): 3
  • Barley

    1. Base Malt: 7 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 2 lbs. Vienna
    2. Specialty Grains: 2 oz. Cara Red, 1 oz. Carafa I
  • Hops: 2 oz. Crystal, 1oz Hallertau
  • Yeast: Used Dry, but can use Wyeast German Ale 1007 or White Labs German Ale WL029

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Alex Winkler

Since early highschool Alex has been tinkering with online projects. Now, Co-founder of Enzlo Inc, a software and web company that established itself by developing it’s own email marketing software, online selling platform, and subscription sites. - Instagram

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