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Schell's

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pleasant surprise find

We stopped at the Schell Brewery to see if they were open for tours, but found that was not the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Nanalee3
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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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Wonderful afternoon, and pretty good beer too!

We went on a mostly sunny Saturday, and enjoyed soaking up both the atmosphere and the freshly... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Melody L
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Saint Paul, 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
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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 October 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Schell Brewery to see if they were open for tours, but found that was not the case during the weekdays after Labor Day. We were surprised, however, to find beautiful gardens still full of blooms and several families of peacocks wandering...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We went on a mostly sunny Saturday, and enjoyed soaking up both the atmosphere and the freshly brewed beer. We opted for the tour, and are glad we did; the tour guide was well informed (having only recently retired from working at Schell's), and the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This was a fun and interesting tour. It was great to learn the history of the brewery, the community and the family. Our tour guide was a former employee and had "insider insight." The gardens are beautiful and it's a great place to relax and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time learning about this family owned brewery. Our tour guide Matt was awesome. Five bucks gets you a tour, 6, 2oz samples of beer and then another 12oz beer of your choice! Best deal ever! Great gift shop as well!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Historic August Schells Brewery was a awesome place to visit! Absolutely the most unique place to take a tour of. The peacocks were out, the flowers were radiant and the beers were ice cold! (1919 root beer for the kids)

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

5 bucks for the tour and it includes a knowledgeable tour guide and 24 ounces worth of beer (6 2 ounces samples of various beers and then a 12 oz glass of your favorite)

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

First visited these grounds a few years ago, and it is always on on must do list when we are in New Ulm. Delightful gardens, lovely museum a nice spot to enjoy. Those with mobility issies may have aome difficulty visiting everything on the grounds,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

We first visited this place a few years ago because it was listed in the New Ukm tourist guide. The gardens are beautiful, the museum area has a wonderful display of history and the gift shop has some nice "swag" and the prices are fair....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We toured the Schells Brewery with our Ford Mustang car club in September 2017. New Ulm is beautiful by itself. The tour just topped it off. So fun and educational! Our tour guide was fun, educated and patient with our questions. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I am a history buff and a lover of German beer. My wife is a flower gardener. This place was like a slice of heaven on earth for the two of us. The beer is very good. The history museum on site is well done....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.
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