Powerful German-Style Ale, Pretty Agile On Skates
With big aromas of stone fruit and toffee, plus a slap shot of spicy hop flavor and assertive bitterness, Summit High Sticke Alt returns from an all-star season in 2017 to run the rink again this year. Cross-checking, throwing elbows, talking trash — the beer just does what needs to be done. Deep copper in color, traces of toast, caramel, and biscuit come from a complex blend of German malts, while a huge hop load and a long period of cold conditioning result in crisp, refreshing drinkability. Find this limited beer on draft and in 12-oz. cans, only inside the Summit Penalty Box.
Inspired by the Altbier style famous to Düsseldorf, Germany, High Sticke Alt has roots that go back centuries. “Alt” is literally German for old, referring to the beer’s method of fermentation, and “Sticke,” on the other hand, means secret — a nod to the special-occasion seasonal beers brewers would make for themselves and their favorite customers.
Original Gravity: 15ºP
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%
Color, (deg. L.): Deep Copper (34 L)
Malts Utilized: German Pilsener Malt, German Vienna Malt, Munich Malt, German CaraMunich, Caramel
Hops Utilized: Northern Brewer, Tettnang
Yeast: German Ale yeast
Established: October 2017