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Continued: At Schell's in New Ulm, a heritage brew is born anew

  • Article by: MICHAEL RIETMULDER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 7, 2014 - 3:24 PM

But on Monday the undying story took a favorable spin for the Martis. The Brewers Association announced a revised “craft brewer” definition acknowledging that the use of adjuncts (like corn) is “quite literally traditional, as brewers have long brewed with what has been available to them.”

“Obviously, we’re happy they made the change,” said Ted Marti, a former board member for the association’s predecessor. “We’ve never doubted the fact that we are a craft brewer — and certainly a traditional brewer.”

Regardless of labels, Minnesota’s most senior brewery isn’t ready to croak anytime soon. The Martis are juggling several expansion and renovation projects that will push production capacity from 130,000 to 160,000 barrels per year. “There’s obviously lots of interest in everything new, new, new, but the old classics never go away,” Ted said.

And, hey, they still throw a good party.



 

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