Originally Posted by tenchu_11
So I went to two different websites that claim to have amber ales like Alaskan Amber. The confusing part is one advertises it as an Amber Ale..makes sense Alaskan Amber. One brew shop has an Amber Ale and an German Alt beer. I went to Alaskan Brewing Co. website and said Alaskan Amber is an Alt Style Beer. ..So is it an Amber Ale or Alt style..confused.
Specifically it is an attempt at reproducing a beer previously brewed in Alaska during gold rush days. In that way, it is more like california common than anything.
If we forget regions and history, it classifies best as a Northern German Alt. Most Alt kits will be for the Dusseldorf type.
It is in no way an "american amber ale".