My cousin Ulli: A quest for non-traditional beer in Germany and Belgium

Like many natives of the Midwest, I am part Rheinländer German. My mother’s family is from Trier, a city near the border of Luxembourg; they were captains of riverboats on the Moselle and the Rhine. I graduated as a German major at the University of Iowa and studied for a semester in Göttingen, then in … [ 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]

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