Most craft beer fans I know gravitate towards Ales more than Lagers, and I think the reason is obvious. Pale Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Porters, Barleywines, Saisons and other Belgian Styles, etc. are all Ales, not Lagers. There are a few Lagers out there in the craft World but, for the most part, most of us tend to lean towards the Ale side of things much more often.
Unfortunately, that sometimes means we don’t take the time to appreciate some of the classic Germany styles (which are mostly Lagers) that are readily available at several places around Seattle. One of those places is Altstadt in Pioneer Square. To help you explore and appreciate some of these styles, Altstadt is serving up three different German beer flights, featuring classic German beer styles.
Here are the details for each flight from Altstadt:
If you’ve never really sampled many German styles of beer before, then I urge you to visit Altstadt and partake in one or more of these flights. I a big proponent of drinking locally and supporting local, independent draft breweries, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t also room my glass for these traditional German styles. Need some food to accompany your beers? No problem. Altstadt has a full menu of German-style fare that will pair wonderfully with your flight(s), even during Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.