August Schell Brewing Company Breaking Ground in
Spring for New Expansion
Ulm, MN. (March 7, 2013) - The August Schell Brewing Co.
will break ground May 1 on a $2 million expansion to increase efficiency and
capacity at the brewery.
The brew house at the country's second-oldest family-owned brewery will get two
new brewing water tanks, a yeast propagation system, and a new energy recovery
system—increasing the overall proficiency of the brewing process.
The brewer of Schell’s and Grain Belt beer also will add a 1,800 square-foot
building between the current bottle house and cellar area. The first floor will
house a new filling room for the existing bottle filler and a new can filler.
The can filler will operate at speeds of 550 cans per minute. The second floor
will be used for offices and lab space for the brewmasters.
Schell’s will also purchase four 750 barrel fermenters from DCI Inc. of St.
Cloud, MN, increasing total volume at the brewery from 150,000 to 250,000
barrels. Holes will be cut in the existing roof of the bottle house and the
50-foot tanks will be lowered into place. Each tank weighs 19,000 pounds and
will require a 220-ton crane with 94,000 pounds of counter weight to complete
About August Schell
August Schell Brewing Company, located in New Ulm, MN, sits atop the same site
it was built on in 1860. With its sprawling grounds, beautiful gardens,
Schell mansion, and deer park, the brewery is a tourist destination for any
beer lover. Schell’s boasts a proud heritage of 153 years of continuous
family ownership and specializes in craft beers. In addition to the
line of specialty beers, Schell’s also produces Grain Belt Premium, Grain Belt
Premium Light and Grain Belt Nordeast. For more information on Schell’s
Brewery, tour schedules or any of their 17 quality beers, go to www.schellsbrewery.com.