Little Red Cap by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Colorado, United States

About Little Red Cap by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Altbier is German for “Old Beer”, this refers to the “old” style of brewing using an ale yeast (As opposed to a lager yeast fermentation which is a relatively new process).  This beer originated in the Westphalia region of Germany in a town named Dusseldorf.  Due to the cool climate of Dusseldorf, Altbiers employee an ale yeast that has evolved over time to ferment at somewhat cooler temperature than that of other ale yeasts. This cool fermentation produces subtle yeast derived esters and leaves a clean malty beer.  In addition to this cool clean fermentation, altbiers are then lagered at cold temperatures to help smooth and refine the beer.  The result of this is a very clean and hoppy red ale.

Coming in at 6.3% ABV and a low IBU Little Red Cap is an easy drinking hop forward beer worthy of its heritage. We use a bit of Cascade hop to give it an “American Twist” while maintaining its German heritage.  This beer won a Gold Medal at the 2011 GABF and a Bronze at the 2012 GABF. 


Grimm Brothers Brewhouse started in July 2010 and is the oldest brewery in Loveland. We specialize in German-inspired beers both traditional and historical styles. Our beers are named and inspired by the famous German writers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. With over 250 stories we pride ourselves in not only telling you a fairy tales but also a story about a beer. So stop on by and let us share something with you today.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse makes Little Red Cap Altbier

Awards & Achievements for this Altbier