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August Schell Brewery

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Address: 1860 Schell Rd., New Ulm, MN
Phone Number: +1 507-354-5528
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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German-style brewery.

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It never gets old!

As a New Ulm resident, I have toured Schells 3 or 4 times with visiting friends and relatives and it's always fun. The tour guides are all excellent and make the short tour and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill S
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a New Ulm resident, I have toured Schells 3 or 4 times with visiting friends and relatives and it's always fun. The tour guides are all excellent and make the short tour and tasting experience fun and interesting. Schells is an important part of New Ulm's history and a significant part of New Ulm's current business community.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Museum, where the tour starts. Don't get there too early, there's limited seating to wait. Next, you're taken outside for a description of the buildings and grounds. Then we all went into the packing area and up stairs to see the huge copper vat. After that, we were ushered downstairs in the Museum / Gift Shop building,... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

After visiting a couple of great wineries in Minnesota, we planned to finish off Sunday afternoon with a beer sampling at Schell's. We arrived just after 4:00 and found out the only way to try the beer was to be on the 4:00 tour. I will take some of the blame for not researching this interesting restriction, and I was... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I was there with my son, daughter in law and two grandchildren. (5&6) The grounds are very nice, the music fun, food very good, oh and the 🍻 are tasty too!! Cheers! We were glad we were early, 11:00 to 1:00. I am sure it gets a little crazy as the day goes on. Taking the trolley back down to... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The old buildings, garden and setting make it worth the time and the beer is good. I will stop again when I'm in the area.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a tour and it was very informative. Loved our guide and our group got to sample all the flavors. Large gift shop and museum to look at while u wait for the tour. Definitely worth the visit You can walk the grounds where the family house is (they no longer live there). Beautiful flower beds and deer... More 

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midwest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 

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Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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!

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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