Rosenstadt Brewery Bottles Altbier, German Hop Pale Ale, and Ur-Weiss

Rosenstadt Brewery Altbier, German Hop Pale Ale, and Ur-Weiss. (Larson Images @jonpdx)
Rosenstadt Brewery Altbier, German Hop Pale Ale, and Ur-Weiss. (Larson Images @jonpdx)

Rosenstadt Brewery has a triple release of German inspired beers hitting the Portland market this week. Now available in 500mL bottles are Altbier, German-Hop Pale Ale and Ur-Weiss.

Inspired by the beer from Dusseldorf, Rosenstadt Altbier features a dark-bread maltiness that comes from Munich malt, and a spine of hop bitterness from Hallertau Tradition and spicy Saphir hops. Altbier is top-fermented like an ale but it is cold conditioned like Lager, and is smooth and silky as a result. This is the first appearance in package for Altbier, which won a Gold Medal at the Oregon Beer Awards in 2017.

German-Hop Pale Ale is the kind of beer experimentation that is now common in Germany. Rosenstadt uses German ingredients and processes to reinterpret this British-American style ale. It is hop-forward like American pale ales and is dry-hopped in the American fashion. German grown Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria hops have some American heritage and create an unusual flavor profile with notes of tangerine and orange. Part of our core draft line-up since 2015, this is the first appearance in package for German-Hop Pale.

Hearty enough for cooler months, Rosenstadt Ur-Weiss is amber in color, has a bubbly effervescence and a quenching finish – crisp, with just a hint of acidity. Banana and clove notes, typical of the style, tie the elements together.

Here are additional details on Rosenstadt’s Altbier, German Hop Pale Ale, and Ur-Weiss.

Altbier
13 ̊ Plato 5.3% ABV, 42 IBU
Classic Altbier, with dark bread maltiness, spine of spicy hopping, smooth, silky finish.

Düsseldorf is a city on the Rhine in Northwest Germany, home to the unsung Northern German ale, Altbier. The name means “old beer,” and the color, a very deep copper, signals its pre-pilsner origins. Our Altbier features a dark bread maltiness that comes from Munich malt, and a spine of hop bitterness that comes from Hallertau Tradition and spicy Saphir hops. Though the beer is top-fermented, it is cold conditioned like Lager, and is smooth and silky as a result.

German-Hop Pale Ale
13 ̊ Plato 5.4% ABV, 50 IBU
Pale Ale with newer German hop varieties creating a flavor profile with notes of tangerine, and orange.

Germans aren’t entirely impervious to trends, and our German Pale Ale is the kind of experimentation now common there. We use German ingredients and processes to reinterpret this British- American style. It is hop-forward like American pale ales and is dry-hopped in the American fashion. German grown Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria hops have some American heritage and create an unusual flavor profile with notes of tangerine and orange.

Ur-Weiss
13.5 ̊ Plato 5.6% ABV, 20 IBU
Rich, amber-colored wheat ale balancing notes of dark fruit, caramel, banana, and spice.

Hearty enough for cooler months, Rosenstadt Ur-Weiss is amber in color, has a bubbly effervescence and a quenching finish – crisp, with just a hint of acidity. Banana and clove notes, typical of the style, tie the elements together.

Rosenstadt Brewery bottle lineup. (Larson Images @jonpdx)
Rosenstadt Brewery bottle lineup. (Larson Images @jonpdx)

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