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August Schell Brewery

1860 Schell Rd., New Ulm, MN
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in New Ulm
Type: Breweries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: German-style brewery.
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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193 reviews 193 reviews
76 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We didn't go inside, but the small gardens outside the house are open even after the building is closed and are just beautiful. Romantic nooks everywhere, tinkling water features and wonderfully accented flower borders make this place a huge gem! Keep an eye out for the peacocks eating out of the large flower pots.

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon on our way through town. Very pretty place with a great history and beautiful old buildings. The tour cost $3 and a very informed guide led us throughout the grounds. There was even a peacock wandering around! The tour was only about a 1/2 hour and the beer tasting was another 1/2 hour.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For only $3 you can get a brief tour of the brewery, the grounds and enjoy a beer tasting which involves 6 tastings and then a 12-ounce beer of your choice while enjoying your surroundings. We were there on Saturday, June 28th. The tour was shorter than normal as it began pouring rain while in the old brewery, so we... More

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Lecanto, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited on Sunday for their Music in the Park event which takes place every Sunday during the summer. The tour was short until we got to the tasting room. They give you a generous sampling of their beers which is well worth the price of the tour. The event in the park was very nice with food, soft drink... More

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223 reviews 223 reviews
60 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Schell's relaxing small brewery tour and guides had a more personal touch than the mega-capacity, assembly-line tours I've taken at huge breweries run by Budweiser, Coors, Miller. You can walk around their wooded grounds and lovely flower gardens that surround August Schell's 1880s mansion. A pair of peacocks can be seen strolling the grounds and roosting on roofs. A ticket... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Schells brewery never let's me down. From the beautiful grounds, to the wonderful festivals, to the tasting room, and brewery tour, to the peacocks who roam around freely on the grounds. The people working there are so helpful and hospitable and love to share their passion for great German beer with every guest. I definitely recommend making it a stop... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We chose this attraction as our team building activity. We had an extended tour of the brewery and the surrounding grounds/park. It is in the middle of expansion/renovation which is a good sign to the community. We were fortunate to meet the eldest son of the family who runs the brewery. We had an engaging conversation which led to the... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well to begin, the city is a rather small town city but there are things here. I'm an avid brewery visitor from Michigan and I really enjoyed this place. There is a lot of history in the buildings and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining on the tour. As everyone knows, the best part of any brewery tour... More

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Lafayette MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful, historic facility with modern updates and immaculate grounds. Come for the view, stay for the tour and beer tasting. Quaint setting in an old world town. And there are amazing root beer samples for the kids.

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Top Contributor
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We took a nice little family tour here. The kids with us were 10, 14 and 16. They also enjoyed going along and seeing everything and had all the FREE 1919 Root beer they could handle, which is another delightful Schell product used during prohibition times. It was a very nice little tour, got to hear interesting facts about the... More

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