The History of Organic Munster Alt
“Alt” is the German word for “old” or “original” and the alt style is certainly older than German lager styles. Today, alt – an ale – is a specialty of Westphalia, in Northern Germany.
Pinkus Organic Munster Alt is pale, golden color with excellent, herbaceous aroma, delicate fruit-acid palate, and long dry finish.
Cured ham, sweetbreads, lasagna, as an aperitif with a dash of flavored syrup (raspberry, lime or cherry), light breads, croissants, pizza, corn tortillas. Serve in thin, delicate, straight glasses garnished with fresh fruit.
This November 2015 article from All About Beer Magazine discusses altbiers in detail, and features Pinkus Munster Alt with a photo.
Gold Medal – World Beer Championships, 2014 & 2016.
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ABV: 5.1% – OG: 1.049 – IBU: 20
Ingredients: Water, organic barley malt, organic wheat malt, organic hops, yeast.
Pinkus Organic Munster Alt
About the Pinkus Brewery
The Pinkus-Muller brewery traces its origins to the family’s arrival in the Northern Germany town of Munster in 1816. At that time, Johannes Muller and his wife Friederika Cramer started a brewery and a bakery. Since their arrival there have been 150 breweries in Munster. Only Pinkus remains.
Today, the fifth and sixth generation of the family operate the famous Pinkus-Muller Pub/Brewery. So dedicated to quality is Pinkus, that they are the world’s first brewery to brew with only organically grown barley malt and whole hop blossoms.
Pinkus Brewery is certified organic by USDA-accredited ABCERT GmbH – a copy of the certification letter can be viewed here (341 KB .pdf).