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Fun tour and tasty beers!

Went on a tour with another couple on a HOT July day. The tour was interesting, informative, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saint Ansgar, Iowa
Beer is good

We went on the tour. It was booked so we had to wait over an hour. That was fine though as the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Shoreview, 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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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 oldest brewery tour guide was very knowledgeable worth the trip sunday afternoon few bucks
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on a tour with another couple on a HOT July day. The tour was interesting, informative, and fun! We had a great time in the tasting hall and all the beers were delicious. The atmosphere (and the rest of our tour group) really made...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cer325
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We went on the tour. It was booked so we had to wait over an hour. That was fine though as the grounds are beautiful. Even in the fall. The tour was not what I expected. There wasn’t much info on how the beer is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2gothere
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Schell's does Octoberfest right!!! This is our second year attending, and we wished we lived closer, as we would make this an annual trip. Everyone at Schell's is very friendly and helpful. If you visit during the Octoberfest (2nd Saturday in October), come in on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Wow, a huge party under the rent! We weren’t able to tour the brewery because of the festival but we toured the museum and grounds and it is wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed the August Schell Brewery tour. Not only was it priced right (cheap!) but it was highly informative. We really enjoyed learning about this family run business. The beer tasting was fun with a really nice variety of tasting options....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 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
Thank brianmclark
Reviewed 28 September 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
Thank burygirlkeeper
Reviewed 17 September 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 17 September 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 29 August 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
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29 September 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.