After enjoying the keg tapping of Schell's "Black Forest Cherry" at D.B. Searle's with Pete, I had to know more about this brewery from New Ulm, Minnesota.

Schell's has been passed down through six generations.  Brewmasters remain dedicated to German tradition, most training in the Fatherland.  As of 2013, Schell's has crafted over 100 different varieties of German-inspired brews.                                                                                                                                                                                          -

Did you know it's the second-oldest family owned brewery in the United States?  One of the things I found interesting about Schell's history was the fact that they were among the few breweries who survived Prohibition, or The Dry Ages, as it should forever be called.

Let's get to the drinking of the Octoberfest beer.   [glug, glug, glug]

I really enjoy amber beers and Schell's Octoberfest has a good balance of spices.  Not too sweet.  Good level of malts.  I could put down a few pints without thinking twice.  I also noticed a hint of caramel, but again, not sweet, just toasty.

See what else Schell's has to offer by hitting up Granite City on Tap this Saturday at the Benton County Fair Grounds.

We'll see you there!


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