The 9th beer in Schell’s Stag Series, is a nod to the 155 year old company’s 19th century brewing traditions. The limited edition offering is a dark lager aged in American whiskey barrels and stored in the brewery’s original lagering caves below the brewery. The lagering caves date back to the 1860s, an era that predated electrical refrigeration.
I plan to crack one of these beers open later today, but I’m told that the veer is extremely dark and features notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, toffee, car and vanilla. Barring blueberry Grain Belt, Schell’s never fails me. 🙂
It’s great to see the brewery embracing tradition and history and reshaping it to suit today’s beer nerds. I love the fact that Schell’s has chosen to take advantage of their unique and historic space. The brewery has plans to continue to use the historic lagering caves as a laboratory for traditional brewing techniques to create unique new beers. I can’t wait to see more!