Summit Brewing Releases Unchained Series 20

Summit Brewing

Summit Brewing Company announces the release of Sticke Alt: Düsselfdorf Style Ale. The 20th beer in the limited release Unchained Series will be available on draught and in 12oz bottle 6-packs the second week of October.

Sticke Alt, a maltier and hoppier version of a traditional Altbier, is commonly offered in secret in Düsselfdorf, Germany each year and passed around by word of mouth to the brewer’s loyal patrons. A mysterious concoction of hops and malts, it is never brewed the same way twice. Brewer Mike Lundell’s Sticke Alt has a light hoppy nose, a solid malt backbone, and a slightly sweet, but crisp and mellow finish.

Although inspired by Summit’s much-loved Altbier of years ago, this Sticke Alt is decidedly different. Utilizing German hops, Czech and German malts, and an authentic Alt yeast strain, this ale is a stronger and darker brew than a traditional Altbier. The beer ferments at a cooler temperature than an English Ale and for an extended period of time, producing a malty beer with a clean finish.

“I’ve become known for my hoppier Unchained beers, like India Rye Ale and Another IPA, but this time I wanted to change things up and explore my maltier side,” said Brewer Mike Lundell.

Join Summit and Brewer Mike for events to kick off Sticke Alt’s release:


Summit Beer Hall Altoberfest

Saturday, October 17

(2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The Beer Hall opens early for harvest fun and games for the whole family, featuring Popped Corn snacks.


(5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Altoberfest continues with Brass Barn Polka Band, Black Forest Inn food, Unchained glass free with Sticke Alt purchase (one per guest), lederhosen & dirndl costume contest, and Kubb league (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.).


Meet Brewer Mike:

  • The Muddy Pig, Wednesday, October 14 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Eden Ave Grill, Thursday, October 22 (6:00 p.m.) for a beer dinner featuring Unchained 20


Sticke Alt Information:

Malts: Pilsener, Vienna, Light Munich, Dark Munich, Caramel, Black

Hops: Hallertau, Mittelfruh
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 55
Color: Reddish Brown (24 degrees Lovibond)
Yeast: German Ale
Pairing Suggestions: Hearty German fare: pickled herring on rye bread, pig’s knuckle with potato salad, rolls with aged cheese and blood sausage, bratwurst and sauerkraut
Available on draught and in 12oz 6-bottle packs


Sticke Alt Bottle

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