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News from New Ulm

Merry Christmas from MNBeer and Schell’s.  Here’s your present beer lovers…

On the first of Christmas, Schell’s gave to me… Schmaltz Alt. Look for it in stores now. As always, once it’s gone, it’s gone.

On the second day of Christmas, Schell’s let me know… that Snowstorm will still be around for a couple of months. They’re packaging the final batch next week.

On the third day of Christmas, Schell’s let me know… that Maifest will make it’s annual appearance around March.  All the batches are in, and are quietly aging in the cellars.

On the fourth day of Christ, Schell’s said to me… that Feb. 15th (August Schell’s birthday) will mark the beginning of their limited edition, draft only series leading up to their 150th anniversary.  The first batch is Einbecker, a doppelbock based on a recipe from 1878.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Schell’s said to me… that they’ll be debuting a new year-round beer in March. You may have tasted this one before… you’ll remember it as Snowstorm 2006.  They brewed the first batch last week, and the yeast is busy turning the sugar from the six British malts into what was their most popular Snowstorm ever. The name? Schell’s Stout.

On the 6th – 12th day of Christmas… we just drank a little beer.

Thanks Dave!


  1. al says:

    A year-round stout from Schell’s?


  2. Poppa says:

    Schell’s and MNBeer rock so hard. Thanks for doing this!

  3. docsvenaor says:

    mmmm schells stout…..

  4. HT says:

    Can anyone confirm if Happy Gnome is doing a bus to Bockfest again this year?

  5. ryan says:

    Call Happy Gnome?

    Thanks Poppa, though Schell’s deserves all of the credit. We just drink their beer and share their secrets…

  6. HT says:

    Call? This is the computer age!

  7. ryan says:

    Looking back, the St. Paul Jaycees put this together. Of course there’s nothing on their website, so your guess is as good as mine.

  8. Eric says:

    I had heard that MNbeer was thinking of organizing a bus….

  9. David Berg says:

    “I had heard that MNbeer was thinking of organizing a bus”

    That’s the rumour I’ve been spreading…

  10. Ben says:

    I haven’t talked much in depth with friends yet but we may get a bus again this year. We’ll see. Herkimer has a bus in addition to the Happy Gnome last year (and Herkimer provided free beer on the ride down in addition to charging less the the Gnome). Whatever happens, it’ll be a great time as always I’m sure. 😀

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