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September 8, 2013

News on tap: Schell's debuting Fresh Hop; Mankato Original earns gold

A roundup of news nuggets from area breweries:

August Schell Brewing Co.: The second-oldest family-owned brewery in the country is releasing a new Fresh Hop series this fall.

Last year, the August Schell Brewing Company released Fresh Hop Citra Pils as part of its exploratory Stag Series. Due to the popularity of the beer, the brewery has decided to release a fresh hop beer variety annually as a limited seasonal offering.

The Schell's Fresh Hop Pilsner Series beers will be made each year during hop harvesting season. Fresh hops don't survive long after being cut, so the beer is best when consumed fresh and must be refrigerated.

This year’s Fresh Hop will be a pilsner that is single-hopped with the new Mosaic hop variety. Its characteristics are found to be floral, tropical, fruity, earthy and sweet. It is said to contribute notes of blueberry, mango, lemon, lime, other citrus, pine, fruit punch, herbs, spice, stone fruit, mint, bubblegum and black pepper.

Schell’s Fresh Hop will be a very limited brew, yielding 100 barrels. The beer will be packaged in 6 packs and 1/6 barrel kegs.

Mankato Brewery: Mankato Original earned a gold medal during the 2013 Colorado State Fair Craft Beer Competition in the "light hybrid" category.

Original bested a pair of submissions by Colorado-based breweries Shamrock Brewing and Rock Bottom South Denver.

Mankato Original is a kolsch-style beer sold in 6-packs, sampler packs and on tap. It is light and refreshing with a crisp bitterness, hop aroma, subtle malt flavor and a hint of fruitiness.

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