Beer Overview

Family Values
Imperial Brown Ale with Cocoa
Family Values showcases the cooperation and kinship of Midwestern brewers. It features largely Midwestern-grown ingredients: Minnesota wild rice, Indiana honey, Missouri oats, Michigan hops, and cocoa nibs from Illinois as well as Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown malt. This is our centrally located collaboration celebrating the best of the Midwest.

About the Beer

- Alcohol Content -
- Beginning Gravity -
20° Plato
- Ending Gravity -
4.8° Plato
- Bitterness Units -
- Yeast -
- Bittering Hops -
- Finishing Hops -
Michigan-grown Cascade
- Malts -
Two-row Pale, Sierra Nevada Estate malt, Munich, Chocolate
- Other -
Minnesota Wild Rice, Missouri Oats, Illinois Cocoa Nibs, Indiana Honey
This rich and malty brown ale ratchets up the flavor with the use of complex roasted malts, honey, oats and nutty Minnesota wild rice, finishing with a chocolate kick of cocoa nibs.


Midwest Collaborators

I looked at Beer Camp Across America as an opportunity to work with other brewers I had never gotten the chance to meet before but whose beers I admired. The Midwest is known as America’s grain belt, so naturally our group gravitated toward brewing a big, malty stout. You know, just the kind of beer to helps us get through the long, miserable winters we get to endure year after year. BUT, apparently the brewers in southern California, and those atrocious winters they have to suffer through, needed it more than we do. So, in typical Midwestern fashion, we persevered. We decided to create a beer that has all the deep, malty complexity we were looking for by selecting ingredients from each of our breweries’ home states and combining them in a luscious imperial brown ale. Cheers!

Jace Marti
Brewmaster, August Schell Brewing Co.

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