April 23, 2015
The breweries of Cologne and Düsseldorf have one thing in common. While every other brewery in Germany is churning out lagers, they stubbornly continue to make fermented ales. But that may be where the similarities end. From opposite banks of the Rhine River, the cities have produced two very distinct styles of beer: Kölsch from Cologne and Altbier, or alt, from Düsseldorf.