Here’s the skinny on the next beer in the Anniversary Series from August Schell. The release date is Jan 19, the birthday of Emma Schell (August and Theresa’s daughter). She became President of the brewery in 1934 when her husband, George Marti passed away.
Hopfenmalz is an amalgam of our favorite beer styles: the elegant drinkablity of a Pilsner, the bready maltiness of a Vienna Lager, and the hopping of a Pale Ale. The malt backbone was created using a large amount of Vienna coupled with judicious amounts of Caramunich and Caravienne. In the kettle, we agressively hopped it with Cascade and Tettnang from the Pacific Northwest. Finally, just to ensure we used enough hops, we dry hopped it also. Hopfenmalz was fermented with one of our old world lager yeasts at a higher temperature to add some flavor complexities. Finally, we aged it for
6 weeks to provide the crispness that is only found in a lager. Prost!