Another Top Ten For Schell's Brewery
The August Schell Brewing Company was named one of the "Top Ten" breweries at the 2011 US Open Beer Championships. This is the third year in a row that the brewery has placed in the Top Ten at the Championships. Schell’s competed with the likes of Anheuser-Bush, Sam Adams, New Belgium, and many other national and international breweries. Over twelve-hundred beers were entered into the competition. There were fifty different categories to compete in.
Schell’s had five different beers medal. Among the winners were Schell’s Deer Brand taking gold in the American Cream Ale category, Schell’s Light and Grain Belt Premium winning silver in the American Light and American Lager/ Pilsner category, and Schell’s Hefeweizen and Stout took home the bronze medal in their respective categories.
The U.S. Open Beer Championships are unique because they allow breweries around the world as well as national winning homebrews to compete. This year, the competition had 20 international breweries entered the competition among many other national breweries. Schell’s line up of beers impressed judges spanning the globe with the judging panel representing such countries as Australia, England, Canada, and The United States.
It’s rewarding to know that our efforts here at our modest brewery in Southern Minnesota are making an international impact,” said president Ted Marti. “Being able to compete with the likes of nationally known breweries with deep pockets for the latest equipment and technology is tribute to the personnel we have here at the brewery. We have the best people in the industry working out of our 151-year-old brewery and these awards are a testament to their abilities to produce some of the best beer in the industry.” He continues “I also suppose our standards for brewing beer comes from living in a community filled with thirsty Germans- if you don’t make a damn good beer, you’re sure to hear about it!”