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Fun time with Family!

Had a great time with family! We had a large family and the tour for $5 was well worth the money! I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sartell, Minnesota
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Great tour and tasting!

We arrived for the 1pm tour on a Sunday, the place was well staffed and there was a polka band... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gonvick, Minnesota
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for the 1pm tour on a Sunday, the place was well staffed and there was a polka band playing in the garden. The tour itself is fantastic and the tasting afterwards is top notch! We will come back again!

Thank supra2jztt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am originally from New Ulm and love visiting when I come home. The gardens and tap room are wonderful ways to spend the afternoon.

Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Schell's is an Interesting historical brewery in New Ulm, MN. The tour includes a beer tasting at the end. There is also a nice gift shop at the location. The parking is limited and there is NO parking for RVs and beware there is NO...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Such a beautiful location for this brewery. The groundskeeper should be commended for keeping it in tip top shape. Loved the tour and taste testing. Get here early if you want to take the tour. You need to buy your ticket at least an hour...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have enjoyed visiting over the years and our most recent visit didn't fail to delight. The tour is interesting and not too long and the sampling room encourages mingling and friendly exchange. Oh, and it's Shell's beer that is offered for...More

Thank Morgynne Northe M
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Minnesota our whole lives but never had been to Schell’s before this summer. We enjoyed our first visit so much we had to return with our adult kids!! Tour is awesome with learning the history of the brewery, a tour of...More

Thank Jan4645
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Yeah, Homer Simpson would most likely divorce Marge and simply move into the Schell’s Brewery if he could. It’s that good. August Schell began the brewery back in 1860, an immigrant from Germany (of course, where else?). Legend has it that during the local Indian...More

1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Family and history played large part of the tour. Watch the video in the museum first to get a view of current production. The tour mostly focuses on the evolution of the equipment/process and you see the past not the present. The guide was friendly,...More

Thank Nerdian
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great brewery tour and tasting. Great addition to visiting historical New Ulm. Drink in a piece of midwest history.

Thank Richard J
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