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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: German-style brewery.

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Excellent Activity in New Ulm

My husband and I tour a lot of breweries and this one has to be one of the most unique in the Upper Midwest. The grounds surrounding the brewery are amazing, a family can spend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Nebraskatravler69363
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Michigan
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Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I tour a lot of breweries and this one has to be one of the most unique in the Upper Midwest. The grounds surrounding the brewery are amazing, a family can spend several hours here. And yes, I said family, this tour can be for everyone, including gardens, a museum and sample tasting... root beer for the... More 

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midwest
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is just a great little tour for $3.00 and at the end they have a fun tap room. They are home to 1919 root beer and they have very nice gardens during the summer.

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Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Done this tour about 5 times in my life , never has changed . It's a very short tour but it's worth seeing . It's complete with free samples at the end , so it's worth taking 😃

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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

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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30 helpful votes 30 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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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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303 helpful votes 303 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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