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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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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Every time we visit the brewery everyone is polite, engaged, and gives outstanding customer service. The buildings are well kept and the grounds are remarkable. This is a true gem that focuses on quality instead of quantity! The Marti Family should be proud of experience they have created.

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minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

get there early on a saturday to buy tickets ahead of time- they sell out early! now there is a nice beer garden on saturdays too

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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389 reviews 389 reviews
225 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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