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Great family brewery

Tom gave a great tour, which was followed by tasting 6 different beers. What made this really... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Three generations had a tour and tasting

Family outing to see the history of famous family owned and run business. Tour guide was... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Bury, United Kingdom
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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 your choice beer tasting at the end tour guide was very knowledgeable worth the trip copper kettle deer park lots of history
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank supra2jztt
Reviewed July 28, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed July 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 29, 2018|
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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.