August Schell Brewing Company Takes Home Three Medals at the World Beer Championship from the Beverage Testing Institute

Schell's Chimney Sweep, Pils and Oktoberfest win silver World Beer Championship Medals

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World Beer Championship Silver Medal Winners

New Ulm, MN (PRWEB) November 27, 2013

The August Schell Brewing Co., the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the country, brewer of Schell’s and Grain Belt, has distinguished itself once again by winning three more World Beer Championship medals from the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI).

Schell’s Chimney Sweep, a cold weather seasonal available annually from November through March, won a silver medal scoring 89 points and earning the title of “Highly Recommended” in the Black Beer, Lager category. Chimney Sweep has a roasty maltiness, sturdy hop bitterness and an underlying smokiness. Judges from the BTI describe it as having “Attractive aromas of salted caramel, smokey mole sauce and cinnamon raisin toast with a supple, dryish medium body and a roasted nut, apple wood smoked peppercorn, peat and watercress accented finish.” They note that it is “Nicely balanced and would pair nicely with a BBQ brisket and smoked meats and fish.”

BTI Rating: 89 points (Highly Recommended)
Alcohol By Volume: 5.2%
Category: Black Beer, Lager
BTI Tasting Location: Chicago Tasting Room
BTI Tasting Date: Nov-6-2013

Schell’s Pils, one of the original craft beers produced by Schell’s, was awarded a silver medal scoring 89 points in the Pilsner, Lager category. It is a year round offering brewed with 100 percent 2-row barley malt and is dry hopped with Sterling hops. It has a rich malt body accented by a large floral hop and malt aroma with a refreshing hop tang. The Beverage Testing Institute describes it as being “Golden color. Aromas of herb, salt and peach bread with a hint of tomato jelly. Supple and finely carbonated with a tangy, medium body and a snappy lemon pepper, nut and arugula like hop finish” They stated that it is “Very well made and mouthwatering.”

BTI Rating: 89 points (Highly Recommended)
Alcohol By Volume: 5.0%
Category: Pilsner, Lager
BTI Tasting Location: Chicago Tasting Room
BTI Tasting Date: Nov-13-2013

Lastly, Schell’s Oktoberfest was also awarded a silver medal in the Märzen/Octoberfest lager category scoring an 89. True to German tradition, Schell’s Oktoberfest is brewed just once a year and is available during September and October. It has the perfect balance of Pale, Munich and Cara Pils Malts with Liberty and Perle hops, creating a rich, smooth taste. The judges described it as being “Bright deep amber color. Aromas of salty cheese turnover and melon with a crisp, frothy, dryish medium body and a tangy dried fruit pastry, pepper and arugula finish.” They said it was a “nice mouthwatering lager that will be great with fried and grilled foods.”

BTI Rating: 89 points (Highly Recommended)
Alcohol By Volume: 5.0%
Category: Märzen/Octoberfest, Lager
BTI Tasting Location: Chicago Tasting Room
BTI Tasting Date: Nov-6-2013

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. For more information on Schell’s Brewery, tour schedules or any of their 17 quality beers, go to http://www.schellsbrewery.com.