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August Schell Brewery

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Address: 1860 Schell Rd., New Ulm, MN
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+1 507-354-5528
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

German-style brewery.

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Everyone needs to take the tour of the brewery and then the tasting of the beer is a must. Then continue to shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Melrose, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was less a beer tour than a self-promotional event for the brewery that unfortunately required an admission fee. The tour consisted of about 1/4 of the time spent naming the family members without any real history of the historic brewery. The second quarter was a very cursory tour of the plant - as it was a weekend day there... More 

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gopher54, Owner at August Schell Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate that you were less than enthused with our tours and beers. Schell's is a 156 year old, family-owned brewery, and are very proud of that fact. We try to keep our tours to a one hour timeframe, and there is not sufficient time to go into a lot of depth on that... More 

Melrose, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Everyone needs to take the tour of the brewery and then the tasting of the beer is a must. Then continue to shop.

Thank carnut113
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our experience was great from beginning to end. For $3 a person it is a lot for your money. Great museum, tour and beer. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Beer tasting was taster generous. My favorite was the new grapefruit beer.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As a New Ulm resident, I have toured Schells 3 or 4 times with visiting friends and relatives and it's always fun. The tour guides are all excellent and make the short tour and tasting experience fun and interesting. Schells is an important part of New Ulm's history and a significant part of New Ulm's current business community.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We enjoyed the Museum, where the tour starts. Don't get there too early, there's limited seating to wait. Next, you're taken outside for a description of the buildings and grounds. Then we all went into the packing area and up stairs to see the huge copper vat. After that, we were ushered downstairs in the Museum / Gift Shop building,... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After visiting a couple of great wineries in Minnesota, we planned to finish off Sunday afternoon with a beer sampling at Schell's. We arrived just after 4:00 and found out the only way to try the beer was to be on the 4:00 tour. I will take some of the blame for not researching this interesting restriction, and I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was there with my son, daughter in law and two grandchildren. (5&6) The grounds are very nice, the music fun, food very good, oh and the 🍻 are tasty too!! Cheers! We were glad we were early, 11:00 to 1:00. I am sure it gets a little crazy as the day goes on. Taking the trolley back down to... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The old buildings, garden and setting make it worth the time and the beer is good. I will stop again when I'm in the area.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a tour and it was very informative. Loved our guide and our group got to sample all the flavors. Large gift shop and museum to look at while u wait for the tour. Definitely worth the visit You can walk the grounds where the family house is (they no longer live there). Beautiful flower beds and deer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.......beautiful setting......enjoy the music and if time take the tour

Thank dogboyMidwest

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