Formerly brewed at August Schell Brewing Company
In honoring Otto Schell, the second president of Schell’s (1902-1911), comes the third beer of the Schell’s 150th Anniversary Draft Beer Series. Dampfbiers came from southern Bavaria during the late eighteenth century, when the Bavarian Forest was was one of the poorest regions in Bavaria. Wheat was too valuable to be wasted on beer brewing, and the hops of the nearby Hallertau region were too expensive to purchase. So brewers developed an all barley beer, but didn’t have the temperature control to produce lagers. With ales being a rarity in Germany, it required the brewer to travel to the nearest Weissbier brewery and scrounge some yeast to brew their Dampfbier.