In what is being billed as a collaboration with 569 years of brewing experience behind it, August Schell Brewing Company, in collaboration with German-based brewery Gold Ochsen, is releasing the eighth beer in the Stag Series, August’s Bock. This blonde doppelbock recipe was developed by brewmasters from both breweries, and comes in at 6.9% ABV and 43 IBUs. The recipe uses Tettnang, Saphire, and Smaragd hops from the Tettnang region of Germany, which is located near the Gold Ochsen Brewery. Each brewery used the same specialty malts from Weyermann Malting in Germany, but used their own base malts and chose their own hop variety for dry hopping. The Schell’s version is dry hopped with Polaris, which is a German hop variety.
Gold Ochsen Brewery was founded in Ulm, Germany in 1597, and August Schell Brewery was founded in sister city New Ulm, MN in 1860. Both breweries are run by fifth-generation families, and August’s Bock is named after both breweries’ past presidents from five generations ago. The beer will be available in November in 6-packs, 1/6 barrels, and 1/2 barrels.