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Although many brewers have attempted to recreate the Düsseldorf classic, true devotees of altbier can satisfy their triennial cravings with a visit to the city's Altstadt or old town, home to the appropriately named "longest bar in the world."

September 21, 2010

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For the altbier afficionado, an Altstadt pub crawl

Although many brewers have attempted to recreate the Düsseldorf classic, true devotees of altbier can satisfy their triennial cravings with a visit to the city’s Altstadt or old town, home to the appropriately named “longest bar in the world.”

Altbier or alt is a form of German top-fermenting beer that that originated in Westphalia and eventually spread through different parts of Rhineland. Literally meaning old-style beer, alt is made with a pre-lager brewing method utilizing a warm top-fermenting yeast. According to Wikipedia, over time the alt yeast adjusted to lower temperatures, and alt brewers would store or lager the beer after fermentation, leading to a cleaner, crisper beer than is typical of other top-fermented beers such as British pale or mild ales.

Here are 15 different establishments spread throughout Düsseldorf that serve, and in some cases, brew, the amber-colored delight. If you’re looking to maximize your alt sampling head to Bolkerstraße or Ratingerstraße , both home to multiple alt-serving establishments lined up for your pub-crawling enjoyment. What’s your favorite watering hole to enjoy a refreshing alt?
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Monopoly
Kreuzstraße 27,
40210 Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Pilsner Urquell
Grabenstraße 6,
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Brauerei-Ausschank Frankenheim
Wielandstraße 12, Pempelfort,
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Zum Uerige
Bergstraße 1,
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Im Weissen Bären
Bolkerstraße 33,
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Brauerei Zum Schlüssel
Bolkerstraße 43-47,
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Schumacher im Goldenen Kessel
Bolkerstraße 44
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Brauerei im Goldenen Ring
Burgplatz 21-22,
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Kreuzherreneck
Altestadt 14
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Brauerei Zur Uel
Ratingerstraße 16
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Brauerei im Füchschen
Ratingerstraße 28
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Brauerei Schumacher
Oststraße 123
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Paulaner Botschaft
Hüttenstraße 30
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Frankenheim Brauereiausschank
Wielandstraße 14-16
Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Diebels Fasskeller
Bolkerstraße 14-16
Düsseldorf, Germany

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