Schells Stag

Schells Stag

NEW ULM, MN (March 31, 2015) – In a nod to its 19th century brewing traditions, the 155 year-old August Schell Brewing Company has released a limited-edition beer aged in American whiskey barrels stored in the brewery’s original, underground lagering caves. Located below the historic brewery, the naturally cooled caverns were originally constructed in the 1860’s to facilitate brewing in an era that predated electrical refrigeration.


Get Ready for the New Ulm Fesitvals

New Ulm, Minnesota, has been called “The City of Festivals”, a fitting name for the community which hosts many celebrations throughout the year! New Ulm has a population of 13,000+ and is known for its German heritage and historic sites. It is home to the Hermann Monument, August Schell Brewing Company, Flandrau State Park, and many other genuine attractions.


Arts Public Hearing April 23

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council’s Biennial Plan to the Minnesota State Arts Board for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 will be discussed during a public hearing on April 23, 2015. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 215, Honsey Hall, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato.


Authors Release Poetry This Year


Four Ann Arbor, Mich. poets performing at the Arts Center of Saint Peter on Sunday, April 12. The event is free.

Julie Babcock, Jeff Kass, John F. Buckley and Scott Beal have each released new books of poetry within the past year. They’ll read from their work, talk about the craft of writing poetry and share their experiences publishing first books.


Chad Elliot to perform folk music at Arts Center of Saint Peter

Chad Elliot at Arts Center of Saint Peter

Visual artist and singer-songwriter Chad Elliott will perform new music from soon-to-be-released 20th album on Saturday, April 18 at the Arts Center of Saint

Elliott, a nationally renowned folk musician who is also an accomplished painter and ceramist, is a past Woody Guthrie Festival song contest winner. His 19th release, So Sang the Crow, earned a spot on the 2013 Top 25 Albums on His upcoming album is a collaboration with producer/drummer Ken Coomer of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo.


Photo of the Week: Schells Stag 9 Lager from the Caves of New Ulm

Schells cave brew

This week's photo was submitted by August Schells. Pictured is August Schells brewery staff member procuring beer from the aged Stag 9 series that we recently explored in a previous article. The beer is aged in more-than-a-century old wooden whiskey barrels from the turn of the last century. These caves were used during the times that pre-dated electric refrigeration. Cheers!


Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway Announces New Website

Just in time for the travel season, the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway announces the launching of its new updated website: Located along the Minnesota River, the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway is a destination in itself. The Byway Alliance, a non-profit, has been promoting tourism in the Minnesota River Valley for nearly 20 years, and are excited about how the new website will help them in their efforts!


CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour prepares for 30 new sculptures

Early in the morning on Saturday, April 11, volunteers from the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, a program of the City Center Partnership, will remove the current sculptures to prepare the bases for the fifth installation of the public art tour. Thirty new sculptures are slated to arrive in the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato on Saturday, May 16th.


Roald Dahl Willy Wonka Tale Performed in New Ulm by Theater Group

Willy Wonka

The State Street Theater Co. announces a wonderful summer experience for 50 performers in grades K-12 to star in a fully staged production of the Broadway musical, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka." The musical is based on the Book "CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY" by Roald Dahl. The State Street Theater Co will have one of the last community theatre licenses allowed because new large scale London and New York productions are being staged. This production is by special arrangement with Music Theatre International from New York.

The Perfect Couple, Country and Beer, at Mankato Brewery

Food, drink and music complement each other like the stars, moon and the sun. So, together they were at a country music get-down at the Mankato Brewery yesterday.