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We went on the tour. It was booked so we had to wait over an hour. That was fine though as the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Paul, MN
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Schell's does Octoberfest right!!! This is our second year attending, and we wished we lived... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan R
Chandler, Arizona
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Step back in time at this majestic brewery, nestled in the wooded hillside overlooking the Cottonwood River. Established in 1860, this 150+ year old brewery is nationally renowned for its award winning beers, with varieties to fit everyone’s tastes...more
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1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 800-770-5020
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All reviews root beer brewery tour tasting room grounds are beautiful gift shop great tour great beer different beers taste testing brewing process beer tasting at the end oldest brewery your choice tour guide was very knowledgeable sunday afternoon worth the trip small brewery
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the tour. It was booked so we had to wait over an hour. That was fine though as the grounds are beautiful. Even in the fall. The tour was not what I expected. There wasn’t much info on how the beer is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Schell's does Octoberfest right!!! This is our second year attending, and we wished we lived closer, as we would make this an annual trip. Everyone at Schell's is very friendly and helpful. If you visit during the Octoberfest (2nd Saturday in October), come in on...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, a huge party under the rent! We weren’t able to tour the brewery because of the festival but we toured the museum and grounds and it is wonderful.

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed October 1, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed the August Schell Brewery tour. Not only was it priced right (cheap!) but it was highly informative. We really enjoyed learning about this family run business. The beer tasting was fun with a really nice variety of tasting options....More

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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Tom gave a great tour, which was followed by tasting 6 different beers. What made this really special was hearing the brewery history, the family history, the city history, and some of the larger German emigrant experience and how the family that owns the brewery...More

Thank brianmclark
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Family outing to see the history of famous family owned and run business. Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Plenty of interesting vintage artefacts to inspect. A good beer tasting time that included discussion of hops, abv and ibu that other brew tours haven't. Extensive...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was a great tour with a little history and an opportunity to see the inside of a working brewery. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed the sampling of beer after our tour, as well as the beer garden. You cannot take beer...More

1  Thank tonip961
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

They have Beautiful gardens with peacocks wandering freely. wonderful music, great guided tours with the history of the brewery explained. Everything you need for a fun visit including restaurants with great snacks.

1  Thank cpoppler
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Nice tour, and beer samples. Friendly staff, parking should be better. The gardens are pleasing and relaxing to go through.

1  Thank hrvracer
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with family! We had a large family and the tour for $5 was well worth the money! I was very impressed. I do wish that the tour would have outlined the brewing process more than it did,but seeing the grounds and...More

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September 29, 2018|
Response from Nerdian | Reviewed this property |
In the main building museum/shop. That is also where the bottling video is in the back room. Check website because hours vary per day/season.