Altstadt Signature Recipes

Create these recipes to compliment our German-Style Beers!

Altstadt Lager Baby Back Ribs


  • 3 12oz. Altstadt Lager beer (extra to enjoy while grilling!)
  • 3 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp celery seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cumin (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 lbs Baby Back Ribs

  1. Rinse ribs and remove the membrane on the back (use a sharp knife to loosen it, then grab it with a dry paper towel and pull it off).
  2. Mix beer, salt, brown sugar, celery seed, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper in a saucepan.
  3. Heat over low heat, stirring gently until all the salt dissolves; allow to cool.
  4. Place ribs in a large resealable bag and pour the cooled brine over the ribs.  Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag.
  5. Allow the ribs to brine for at least 6 hours (overnight is better), rotating the bag occasionally.
  6. When the grill is heated remove ribs from brine and pat dry; discard used brine.
  7. Grill or smoke using indirect medium heat.
  8. Cover grill and cook for 1½ – 1¾ hours or until the ribs are tender, and the meat has pulled back from the edges of the bone slightly.
  9. Generously coat with Altstadt