Six tips for beer fans
Here you can Düsseldorf Altbier and specialties from all over the world taste
Düsseldorf is famous for its dark top-fermented Altbier, which has been brewed and served here for centuries. However, brewers not only on the Rhine but all over the world produce beer specialties in a wide variety of styles and flavors. We have put together a list of local dealers for that special hop pleasure.
Brewtique Beer Store
A classic Pale Ale or a complex Imperial Stout? At Brewtique in Pempelfort, you'll find a constantly changing selection of creative craft beers from breweries in Germany and abroad. Some beers are offered in a bundle sorted by brewery or style, so you can easily try them out.
Real Düsseldorf Alt
Düsseldorf is an Altbier stronghold. The dark beer variety with the bitter, tangy aroma is brewed strictly according to the Purity Law. Six breweries, namely Schumacher Alt, Uerige, Brauerei Kürzer, Füchschen Alt, Schlüssel Alt and Gulasch Alt produce the refreshing drink directly in Düsseldorf. It is served in the parent breweries, but also in many restaurants and pubs, as well as sold in specialty beverage stores.
Holy Craft Beer Store
How can you keep track of the 300 or so craft beers available at the Holy Craft Beer Store? Owners Sebastian Knepper and Thorsten Kulmann know their way around their regularly changing assortment and are happy to introduce you to the world of craft beers. Currently, they offer Zoom tastings or a monthly subscription that delivers a package of nine to eleven different barley juices to your door.
The perfect quartet: Die Toten Hosen and Düsseldorf, the Altstadt and Alt beer. Even if you think it doesn't get any better than this, a fifth has crept in. The Hosen Hell. A beer that the band developed together with the Uerige brewery and a brewmaster from Bavaria. And yes, it is a light beer. After all, in their opinion, the best Altbier already exists in the form of the Uerige. Who has not yet tried it: You can find Hosen Hell in the band's own online store and, of course, at the Uerige!
Beer & Beer
At Bier & Beer on Münsterstrasse, the decision is difficult. There are carefully selected beers from around 70 countries, some brewed in monasteries according to centuries-old traditions. If you want to please others, you'll also find matching beer glasses, fancy magnum bottles and gift sets.
Tasting Tour "Old Conference
With this digital format, you can also visit the longest bar in the world at Lockdown - and, above all, taste it! The Altkonferenz is a convivial live tour through the cradle of Düsseldorf's brewing art. You will immerse yourself in the history of Altbier and the home breweries - and taste the featured beers at home. You can book the Alt Conference with an all-round carefree package or stock up on the right Alt beers in advance as a self-supporter.
Cover photo: Düsseldorf Tourism