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August Schell Brewery

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Address: 1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
Phone Number: +1 507-354-5528
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

German-style brewery.

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Sunday afternoon visit

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.......beautiful setting......enjoy the music and if time take the tour

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.......beautiful setting......enjoy the music and if time take the tour

Thank dogboyMidwest
Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to take the brewery tour during a return visit to New Ulm after 35 years. I was told by locals that the tour normally sold out so I arrived at noon to make sure I could pay the $3 fee to reserve a spot on the last tour of the day at 4pm. While reserving my spot, I took... More 

Thank Paul R
Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to our guide Dale he was wonderful! The place is very nice the visit and the history of the brewery is so nice and my husband and I we appreciated a lot the beers! After the visit we had a snack at the beer garden with a nice music good cheese and beer of course!

Thank Adriana C
New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is my second tour to Schells. My wife and I took some of her friends to a tour. Lately, I took my 21 year-old son on the tour. We had a nice introductory history of the family brewery from the 1800s to the present. There was a museum which also had a video of the complete brewing process. We... More 

Thank JoeGartner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

A quaint small town brewery that supplies beer to quite a big area. You really wont find anything but Schells or Grainbelt in town anyway! The tour mostly consists of the history of the brewery, not much of the brewery itself. The family home is still occupied so you don't see that either, but you can wander the gardens. The... More 

Thank Tasia H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

August Shell Brewery throws a Beer Festival in April to show off the many different varieties of beer they brew & also to have a customer appreciation party on their grounds. During the summertime the grounds have a beautiful flower gardens around the over 100 year old Brewery which is along a beautiful river you can hike down to.

Thank Patricia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

My wife and I did the tour on Saturday. She was worried about getting their early to secure a spot. She was correct. We arrived at 12:00 and the one o'clock tour was already filled and we got the last two spots for the 2 PM tour. The other times filled up within the next hour. Thankfully, they had a... More 

1 Thank Rono64
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I had been here before but wanted to bring hubby. Grounds are so beautiful and they've now added a beer garden. The gift shop it nice but tours do fill up quickly. We were on a day that workers were off, so the tour isn't much (cost is like $5 each). So if you don't make the tour, don't fret.... More 

Thank KLB082
Garner, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Had an amesone day visiting the brewery! Know that they are not kidding when they say come early for tour tickets! We got there around 1pm and got some of the last tickers available for the last tour at 4pm. The tour was fun and the beer samples at the end were a great plus! We absolutely love all the... More 

1 Thank Agriffin22
Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The man giving the tour was fun and knowledgeable...the tour was interesting...would of liked to see how it was made but was still fun to go into the buildings...at the end you sample beer...glad we stopped

Thank di v

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