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August Schell Brewery

1860 Schell Rd., New Ulm, MN
507-354-5528
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in New Ulm
Type: Breweries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: German-style brewery.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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345 reviews 345 reviews
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We drove down on a Saturday and arrived around 1:30. There were a few spots left for the tour at 3, but otherwise sold out. They have a small beer garden to sample some beers but the main bar in the visitors center is reserved for tour members. This place is kind of small and doesn't seem ready to handle... More

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Oakland, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were there the day after Labor Day so the tours quit running Labor Day. Romona and Gary say lots of guests complain that they don't continue longer in the year. Now is the time for the leaves turning so I would think New Ulm is still a vacationing destination.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I was impressed by the history and the setting of the brewery. Our tour guide was great. Laid-back but informative. Awesome tasting downstairs at the end of the tour! We enjoyed strolling through the gardens afterward.

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Fontanelle, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The brewery tour and gift shop is a great way to spend a few hours. The tour is fun, informative and ends with a sample tasting of several of the beers and root beer. The location only adds to the atmosphere. This is definitely worth seeing if you are anywhere near New Ulm.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the summer months on Sundays Schell's had a band perform in their park. It was well attended by local people and those visiting the wonderful community of New Ulm. The people were friendly, the drinks were great and the atmosphere relaxed. Way to go August Shell Brewery/

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Rogers, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to this brewery and musuem. It was very imformative and the grounds was beautiful. We then sampled some of the beer that was still being made there after 150 years. This is a must see.

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This story begins with the historic "Grain Belt" beer billboard that towers over a Minneapolis thoroughfare as it crosses the Mississippi. My friend explained that Grain Belt used to be the Twin Cities local "working man's" beer but the company was now out of business. The sign was "historical," however, and it would probably stay up forever. Fast forward a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Spent a couple of hours at the August Schell Brewery in New Ulm, MN. What a nice location. It was right next to the Brewery and the gardens around the Schell home. There were about 75 people there sitting at tables in the shade drinking beer, draft root beer, eating bread and cheese, and listening to an old polka band... More

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Cohasset, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

this was a cool tour. we got to see them bottle the beer and go to the tap room and if you drink you get sample some the different beers. if you don't drink or you have underage people they do have root beer that they also make and bottle there.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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80 helpful votes 80 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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