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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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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79 helpful votes 79 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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