Ancient Alt is a traditional “old” style of German ale first brewed in 1838 long before Germans began making lagers. “Alt” literally translates to “old” in German, fitting nicely with one our favorite areas of the PA Wilds, Cook Forest. Famous for its stands of old growth forest known as the “The Ancients,” Cook Forest State Park’s Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The forest canopy is between 350 – 450 years old, now we don’t quite age our Altbier that long, but it is well worth the wait. Copper in color, with robust German Hops and Malts this brew is ideal after a long hike in the woods during the fall and winter.