Schell’s wins awards at World Beer Cup

Gold for Firebrick; Bronze for

Framboise du Nord

NEW ULM – August Schell Brewing Company claimed a gold and bronze award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories were presented April 11, during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver.

Schell’s received a gold award in the Vienna-Style Lager category for its Firebrick-a reddish-amber lager with a light hoppy finish.

The brewery also received a bronze award in the German-Style Sour Ale category for its Framboise du Nord, a red-pink Berliner Weisse with notes of raspberry.

“We’re incredibly honored to have won these two prestigious, international awards,” said Ted Marti, president, August Schell Brewing Company.

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup had 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries.

Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement.

August Schell Brewing Company (Schell’s) specializes in craft beer and boasts a heritage of 154 years of continuous family ownership.

Schell’s is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, founded in 1860 in New Ulm. It became the oldest and largest brewery in Minnesota when the company acquired Grain Belt Beer in 2002.

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