Minnesota breweries awarded at World Beer Cup 2016

The 2016 Craft Brewers Conference came to a close in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the World Beer Cup Awards, the biannual international beer competition organized by the Brewers Association. Over the course of 96 beer style categories, Minnesota breweries won four medals. Insight Brewing of Minneapolis won bronze in the Belgian-Style Fruit Beer category for its … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Breweries list for 2015

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Here are the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country: 1. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc (pictured, above) 2. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard) 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. … [ Read more]

August Schell Announces a New Genre of Beer: German Craft

The Brewer’s Association’s definition of craft beer is meant to be a guide for consumers to navigate the ever-expanding craft and “crafty” beer selections at their local liquor store, bars, and restaurants. But for New Ulm, Minnesota’s August Schell Brewing, the definition’s strict stipulations that a brewery be “Small,” “Independent,” and “Traditional” to be considered “craft,” … [ Read more]

LOCALLY BREWED Portraits of Craft Breweries From America’s Heartland

  Author and photographer, Anna Blessing, has created a new book titled Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Breweries From America’s Heartland. In it you can find an in depth look at the history, development, distribution, and processes of 20 breweries in the Midwest. Representing Minnesota are Steel Toe Brewing out of Saint Louis Park, August Schell … [ Read more]

August Schell Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Pils with a Series of Beers

August Schell Brewing, the second oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Schell’s Pils with four different pilsners. The first pilsner will be the original recipe brewed back in 1984 when the company’s President Ted Marti “had the passion and vision to break away from the then popular image … [ Read more]

Harvest Season: Minnesota’s Bounty of Fall Brews

Fall is officially upon us.  The harvest season offers more than perfect sweatshirt weather, football on TV, and the scenic majesty of autumn in the Midwest. This time of year also happens to be a busy one in terms of beer. Craft breweries across the country (and the world) are releasing their varied versions of … [ Read more]

Schell’s Stag Series Batch No. 8: August’s Bock

In what is being billed as a collaboration with 569 years of brewing experience behind it, August Schell Brewing Company, in collaboration with German-based brewery Gold Ochsen, is releasing the eighth beer in the Stag Series, August’s Bock.  This blonde doppelbock recipe was developed by brewmasters from both breweries, and comes in at 6.9% ABV … [ Read more]

August Schell Brewing to Release New Fresh Hop Series This Fall

Following the success of Schell’s Fresh Hop Citra Pils last year, the oldest family-owned brewery in Minnesota will release the first in a series of fresh hop pilsners during prime hop harvesting season. The first Fresh Hop Pilsner in the series will be a single-hop pilsner using Mosaic hops, which they say are “floral, tropical, … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Jace Marti of August Schell Brewing Co.

By Joe Alton Name: Jace Marti Hometown: New Ulm, MN Works At: August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, MN Turn-Ons: Sour beers Turn-Offs: Beer snobbery Growler: What’s in your fridge right now? Jace Marti: Some Chimney Sweep, a few Bocks, half a Lagunitas Sucks 6 pack, and a Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge. And some left over … [ Read more]

Nordeast: Then and Now

Northeast is the once and future home for brewing in Minneapolis. By Jeremy Zoss In the press release announcing that 612 Brewwould locate its new brewery in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, the company referred to the area as the city’s new “Brew District.” That title was in reference to the high concentration of new … [ Read more]