Schell’s Introduces Berliner Weisse-Style Beer Aged Over Peaches

Starkeller Peach Released as Latest Edition to Noble Star Series

NEW ULM, MN (June 12, 2015) – The locally-owned, 155 year-old August Schell Brewing Company has announced the release of its latest edition in the Noble Star Series, – Starkeller Peach.

Sixteen months in the making, Starkeller Peach was first brewed with an extensive decoction mash schedule, fermented with an authentic mixed culture and aged for nearly a year before 5,500 pounds of peaches were added and it was allowed to ferment for an additional four months. The resulting beer has pronounced tropical fruit aromas, a tart peach flavor and an intensely acidic, fruity character. Starkeller Peach is full-bodied, dry and highly carbonated.

“Peach is definitely not something you would traditionally find in a Berliner Weisse but we wanted to try something different,” said Jace Marti, Schell’s brewmaster and sixth generation member of the Schell’s family. “The base beer had a lot of tropical, stone fruit flavors that we really liked, so we wanted to try and compliment those flavors by adding peaches to it for an additional fermentation. Peaches are a very delicate fruit, so we had to use a lot of fruit to get the flavor we were after. It definitely made for some challenges, but was a lot of fun at the same time.”

As with all of Schell’s Noble Star lineup, Starkeller Peach has been aged in the brewery’s 1936 cypress wood lagering tanks. Unfiltered, hand-filled and bottle-conditioned, the beer’s flavors will continue to develop and evolve in the bottle as its ages. Starkeller Peach is 7.2 percent ABV and 5 IBUs.

About August Schell Brewing Company

August Schell Brewing Company specializes in quality-crafted beer and boasts a proud heritage of 155 years of continuous family ownership. Brewers of Schell’s German craft beers, Grain Belt American lagers and the Noble Star Collection of Berlier Weisse style sour beers, the August Schell Brewing Company is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the United States and the oldest brewery in Minnesota. Since 1860, the independent brewery has been creating award-winning beers from their historic campus in New Ulm, MN. For more information, go to