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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
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German-style brewery.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
JoeGartner
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Tasia H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Patricia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Garner, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank di v
Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is a 'must' when visiting New Ulm. The grounds are beautiful, the tour and facility very interesting and the tasting afterwards lots of fun. Do not miss this stop when visiting New Ulm.

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1 Thank LakeWashburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer tour was on of the better tours I have been on. The price alone is well worth it. At three dollars a person and a tasting of a few of the different beers they have. This tour was well worth the trip to the August Schell Brewery.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Absolutely fun place. Catch the Trolley up, go on a $3 tour of the place, and get free samples of all 7-8 different types of beer. Tour guide was great, the amount they do to help the community is unreal.

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