August Schell Brewing, the second oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Schell’s Pils with four different pilsners. The first pilsner will be the original recipe brewed back in 1984 when the company’s President Ted Marti “had the passion and vision to break away from the then popular image of beer in America” and introduced a full-flavored, traditional Bavarian-style Pilsner.
The second pilsner is the current Schell’s Pils recipe, which 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 third and fourth are new, innovative pilsners made special for this occasion: a Roggen and Mandarina Bavaria Pils. 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.
This series will be released in 12-pack samplers containing 3 12oz. bottles of each variety and sets of 4 1/6-barrels starting in February. A series to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Schell’s Hefeweizen will also be available in July.