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Schell's Stag #9 Cave-Aged Barrel-Aged Lager Brewed in New Ulm, MN
August Schell Reopens 19th Century Lagering Cave in New Ulm, MN
In a nod to its 19th century brewing traditions, the 155 year-old August
Schell Brewing Company has released a limited-edition beer aged in American
whiskey barrels stored in the brewery’s original, underground lagering
caves. Located below the historic brewery, the naturally cooled caverns were
originally constructed in the 1860’s to facilitate brewing in an era that
predated electrical refrigeration.
Stag #9, Cave-Aged Barrel-Aged Lager is the latest limited release in August
Schell Brewing’s Stag Series. This dark lager is aged in American whiskey
barrels and stored in Schell’s original, naturally rolled, 19th century lagering
caves located deep below the brewery. Stag #9 has a dark brown to black color
with roasted malt notes of dark chocolate, toffee, light oak, char and hint of
vanilla. This lager is medium to full bodied with low hop bitterness and a
slight dark caramel sweetness.
“It was a lot of fun cleaning up the old lagering caves and getting a chance to
use them to store beer in wooden barrels like they did over 100 years ago,”
notes Jace Marti, Schell’s brew master and sixth generation member of the
The brewery intends to continue using the historic lagering caves as a
laboratory for exploring the use of traditional brewing techniques in the
creation of unique new beers.
About August Schell Brewing Company
August Schell Brewing Company specializes in quality-crafted beer and boasts a
proud heritage of 155 years of continuous family ownership. Brewers of both
Schell’s German craft beers and Grain Belt American lagers, the August Schell
Brewing Company is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the United States
and the oldest brewery in Minnesota. Since 1860, the independent brewery has
been creating award-winning beers from their historic campus in New Ulm, MN. For
more information, go to www.schellsbrewery.com.