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August Schell Museum of Brewing

Address: 1860 Schell Rd, New Ulm, MN
Phone Number: (800) 770-5020
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Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in New Ulm
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had friends visiting from northern Minnesota so we took them to Schells. They enjoyed the tour,the beer processing area and all the old buildings. The Brew Pub is a very nice and comfortable place to end the tour. Everyone except me sampled 6 or so of the Schell's products. Turned out that our friend has been a Nordest fan... More 

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Oakland, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved our visit but the museum was closed as well the beer tour. Wish it would stay open later in the year

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Minneapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very worth it to see this oldest Brewing company in MN and 2nd oldest in the US! They do a great job explaining the beers and letting you taste them.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

While smaller than places like AB in St. Louis or Coors, the small but quaint brewery has a nice family feel to it and while the tour wasn't all that grand and informative, the sampling room was nice in how they spent the time describing each sample and what to expect, etc.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I take this tour every time I am in New Ulm. The people are friendly and the grounds are very beautiful. There are always peacocks walking around freely. And you have to love the beer tasting at the end!

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Kids and grandparents both liked the tour. History filled with beautiful grounds. More action to be seen if you go during the week when the brewery is running. Generous beer tasting at the end of tour plus kids get 1919 root beer. Lenny was a great guide!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Well worth a visit. I was disappointed to miss the tour and a tasting, but I still enjoyed stopping by this small brewery. Their beer can be found all over the state.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were very pleased with the tour. Our tour guide is a school principal. He was very informative and enthusiastic. The tour last about 30 minutes or longer depending on the number of questions. After the tour, there is a beer tasting of six different brews and/or their 1919 rootbeer. 1919 is the year prohibition started. They also offer an... More 

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Midwest USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice friendly people. We loved the tour & hearing about what we have here in Minnesota. The taste samples were very well explained, and if you weren't a beer drinker for taste testing - that's ok. You could have a non-alcoholic 1919 root beer instead.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was a fun brewery tour. Our guide was great. You have the opportunity to taste quite a few beers, and most of them were good. The grounds of the brewery are really pretty. The merchandise area was seriously lacking taste and organization. Worth the trip.

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