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“Excellent tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of August Schell Brewery

August Schell Brewery
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in New Ulm
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: German-style brewery.
Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The best $3 you'll spend on a tour, even if you don't drink beer. The gardens and grounds are beautiful, including peacocks and other wildlife, and you'll learn some nice history of the area and the nation's 2nd oldest brewery. The small museum is very nice, the gift shop has a large selection of items and the tasting room is a fun experience for everyone. You'll get to sample several different beers plus try a couple more of your favorites afterwards. Their infamous 1919 root beer is also available and worth a sample. Much friendlier atmosphere than some of the big-name national brewery tours.

Visited May 2012
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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“nice peice of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

It is a nice place to go walk around and look at how they have landscaped the area, learn about the history of the company and shop in a nice gift shop that has a variety of products. Everyone that works there are really nice too:)

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Hastings, Minnesota
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best brewery tour I've been on”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

I've actually been on this tour before, and it's gotten much, much better. They've invested in a new tasting room, video, gift shop, etc. They save the brewing process for the video, and spend most of the tour talking about the history and buildings themselves, which was awesome.

The tasting was cool and a much better experience than other brewers. You get to sample a lot and they talk you through it. Definitely will do it again. And for $3? Holy smokes, that's awesome!

Visited September 2012
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great tour and super tasting room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you are in, near or traveling through Southern Minnesota stop at the Schell Brewery. The town of New Ulm has been fixed up and has a lot of German themed shops, but the brewery on the edge of town was our destination. You wind up a hill to the old, but active brewery dating back to the late 1800s. The tour is short and interesting end in the tasting room. You get a wide, generous sample of the beers. We then went to the garden patio and kept sampling. Make sure you have a designated driver. They also have a big gift shop.

Visited August 2012
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Mankato
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14 reviews
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“A step back in History.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

The grounds are beautiful. The tour is well worth the time. It shows you what faith the founder had in establishing this brewery and it still continues to operate successfully.

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