This week's beer of the week is bittersweet, both in flavor profile and because it marks the end of another Minnesota summer. The malt-forward Oktoberfest from August Schell's is back in stores across the state. The beer is modeled after Munich beers, and Schell's travels to the area on a nearly ann ... More >>
Remember a time before weekly brew updates and brewery crawls? A time before Minnesota passed the Surly Bill and opened up a world of taprooms and destination breweries? It feels like a distant memory, but it was really just a few years ago, in 2011, the same year local filmmaker Dave Okar set out t ... More >>
This weekend marks the grand opening of the Green Line Light Rail along University Avenue. As the community celebrates, local breweries are joining in the fun with deals, samples, and tours. Summit is helping to sponsor the Off the Rails Pub Crawl from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, hitting several pubs ... More >>
Eight simple words: "Good music lives here. So does great beer." It's a mission statement and the simple idea behind the new limited beer from 89.3 the Current and August Schell's Brewery in New Ulm. The Current beer is set for release in bars and liquor stores on May 16 and is a joint effort betw ... More >>
From Duluth to New Ulm, here are our picks for the best outstate suds
Minnesota brewers had a good showing at last weekend's World Beer Cup in Denver, as five local breweries won a combined six awards for various styles of beer, proving once again that our hopping brew scene is a matter of quality over quantity. See also: Beer of the Week: Northbound Smokehouse's do ... More >>
This year's Schell's Snowstorm beer, a Belgian Strong Golden Ale and recent Hot Dish Beer of the Week, won a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute on January 15. Scoring 90 points on their rating scale, the Belgian Style Specialty Ale won points for its color, complexity, and elegant aromas ... More >>
This past weekend in Denver, Colorado, brewers and beer enthusiasts turned out in droves from all over the country to sample submissions and select America's best beers at the Great American Beer Festival. From the nearly 5,000 individual beers entered for evaluation at the largest commercial b ... More >>
August-Schell Brewery is Minnesota's oldest operating brewery and the second-oldest family-run brewery in the United States (Yuengling in Pennsylvania is first). The New Ulm-based brewery has seen a lot of hard times, surviving the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Prohibition, and a number of other historic ... More >>
Unchained #8: Black Ale release is October 24Those who believe that Minnesota craft-beer pioneers August Schell and Summit Brewing Company are sitting back and resting on their laurels now have another reason to re-think this position. Last week both breweries announced the latest releases in ... More >>
An oldie but a goodie: Schell's was founded in 1860.Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota, is the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, and even after 151 years in business, it isn't showing any sign of losing its edge: The brewery ranked in the Top 10 at the recent U.S. O ... More >>
Schell's isn't wasting any time getting going on its 150th birthday celebrating. It all starts with a pub crawl ...
The Blue Nile once again proves its beer prowess with brew-centric events every weekend this month.