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August Schell Brewery

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Address: 1860 Schell Rd., New Ulm, MN
Phone Number: 507-354-5528
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: German-style brewery.

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Worth a stop!

Beautiful grounds. Fun and educational tour. Awesome beer and 1919 root beer! Cute gift shop, a little over priced but you expect that from places like this. Fun events!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. Fun and educational tour. Awesome beer and 1919 root beer! Cute gift shop, a little over priced but you expect that from places like this. Fun events!

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Mound, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Enjoyed the Historical Background of this Iconic Minnesota Brewery. Beautiful grounds to meander and an interesting tour of the old brewery, with a wonderful beer tasting at the end of the tour. Great way to spend a afternoon in the country!

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david.pattison@chrobinson.com
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

plenty of history here, nice grounds, lots of good beer. pretty much something for everybody. two things to note: 1) in the winter if you are not on a tour, you don't get to sample. 2) because of archaic MN liquor laws, they cannot fill growlers. so I would recommend arriving 2 hours before the tour you are planning on... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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254 helpful votes 254 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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