August Schell Brewing Co. Wins Three Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

NEW ULM, Minn. — The August Schell Brewing Co., the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the country, brewer of Schell’s and Grain Belt, was honored with three medals from the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship.

Breweries from around the world sent in more than 2,500 beers representing 68 different categories for the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship, the only brewery competition to include professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Judges from England, Canada and the United States announced the winners for this competition this week.

Schell’s Firebrick took home a gold medal in the American Amber/California Common category. Schell’s Firebrick is a Vienna style lager named after the bricks that line the old Schell’s boilers. Schell’s Pils was awarded a bronze medal in the German Lager/Pilsener category. Schell’s Pils is a traditional Bavarian Pilsner brewed with 100 percent barley malt, giving it a rich malt body and refreshing hop tang. Schell’s Deer Brand was also awarded a bronze medal in the American Cream Ale category. Schell’s Deer Brand was developed prior to prohibition and has been a favorite ever since.

About August Schell Brewing Company

August Schell Brewing Company, located in New Ulm, MN, sits atop the same site it was built on in 1860. With its sprawling grounds, beautiful gardens, Schell Mansion, and deer park, the brewery is a tourist destination for any beer lover.

Schell’s boasts a proud heritage of 153 years of continuous family ownership and specializes in craft beers. In addition to the line of specialty beers, Schell’s also produces Grain Belt Premium, Grain Belt Premium Light and Grain Belt Nordeast.