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Schell's FireBrick brewed by August Schell Brewing


Schell's FireBrick brewed by August Schell Brewing in New Ulm, MN  

Schellís Firebrick, named after the bricks that line Schellís old boilers, is a refreshing all-malt lager with an amber-red hue that reflects the feeling of the brewery itself. It has a subtle maltiness combined with a hint of hoppy taste that creates a mild, pleasantly drinkable beer. It is made with four specialty malts, along with Vanguard, Chinook and Hallertau hops. ABV: 5.00% ABV
    

Schell's FireBrick brewed by August Schell

                     
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Appearance: Orangey tarnish copper hue with a bright clarity, thick froth forms and subsides to a dainty and creamy off white lace.

Smell: Sweet toasted malt aroma with a soft perfume-like hop twang to match, clean with a fresh grain smell.

Taste: Carbonation is at a moderate level, creamy slick mouth feel of malt within the firm medium body. Soft toasted malt flavors surround the taste buds and leave bursts of grain, bread and caramel. Melanoidian flavours of concentrated malt pops up in the middle, soft graininess is throughout. Hops are controlled with their bitterness and drop a light sharpness on the tongue. Bit of hop flavor is there but barely noticeable with suggestions of herb and flowers. The multi-leveled malt character shows each layer of complexity; breadiness, soft grain, caramel and toasted husk. On the sweet side, big malt residuals are left in the finish with undertones of toasted malt and a surprising long lasting hop finish also to make for a pleasant ending.

Notes: Very drinkable with big malt complexities. If you like sizeable malty lagers this will be a treat for you. Big enough to pair up with some schnitzel and kraut.
  

                        
The Schellís 30th Anniversary Pilsner Series consists of four different Pilsner beers. It includes the original recipe from 1984, Schellís contemporary Pils beer and two new innovative varieties made to help celebrate this historic occasion, a Roggen and Mandarina Pils. Schellís original Pils recipe is what the late beer aficionado Michael Jackson called ďOne of the best American examples of the Pilsner style.Ē It has a light maltiness, delicate noble hop aroma and a pleasant hop bitterness. Schellís contemporary Pils beer recipe has evolved over the past 30 years. Today it is brewed with 100% 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 Roggen Pils is a twist on the traditional, featuring spicy rye malt coupled with spicy Tettnang and Smaragd hops from the Tettnang region of Germany. The fourth Pils variety showcases a new hop from Germany called Mandarina Bavaria. Its strong tangerine and citrus notes dominate the flavor and aroma.
 
   Schell Brewery Ted Marti and the 1,000,000 case of August Schell Beer

The History of August Schell Brewery
In the fall of 1860, August Schell partnered up with Jacob Bernhardt, a former brewmaster at the Benzberg Brewery in St. Paul, MN (what today was known as the Minnesota Brewing Company). They erected a small brewery just two miles from town along the banks of the Cottonwood River. During their first year of operation they produced 200 barrels of beer, a very small amount based on todayís standards.

The location of the brewery was ideal. Aside from the beauty of its natural surroundings (August was especially fond of his hikes into the woods), the brewery was located next to an artesian spring, providing exceptionally pure water for brewing. Its proximity to the Cottonwood River gave the brewery a means of transporting beer and supplies, and the river also became essential to the refrigeration process. Each winter, large blocks of ice would be harvested and hauled up the hill where they would be stored in underground caves. The ice would keep the caves cool throughout the spring and early summer in order to allow proper aging and fermentation of the beer.

 
 

 





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