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August Schell Museum of Brewing

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Address: 1860 Schell Rd, New Ulm, MN
Phone Number: (800) 770-5020
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun Old Stuff

I would take about an hour to stroll around and see some very neat old brewing pictured equipment etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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181 reviews 181 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I would take about an hour to stroll around and see some very neat old brewing pictured equipment etc.

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Pewaukee, WI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nestled in the hills in New Ulm, Minnesota, this was an hour well-spent. Birthed well before the prohibition, this brewery has done two things well. It has stayed in the family, and it has branched into the craft brewing marketing space. It is a nice 40 minute tour followed by a very nice and very generous testing of a number... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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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 via mobile

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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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
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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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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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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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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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