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Schell's

1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 800-770-5020
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Museum first

Family and history played large part of the tour. Watch the video in the museum first to get a view... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nerdian
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Historical and refreshing brewery tour

Great brewery tour and tasting. Great addition to visiting historical New Ulm. Drink in a piece of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard J
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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. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, complete with wandering peacocks. The Visitors Center houses the Museum of Brewing, Gift Shop and a beautiful old-world style Rathskellar Tap Room (open for tours only). Public and private tours available; call for current details. During the summer months, visit the outdoor Bier Garten under the majestic walnut trees and enjoy fine Schell’s beverages. Live music on Sundays only. (open weather permitting). The first weekend of November features a Christmas Open House. Come and experience all that America’s second-oldest, family-owned brewery has to offer.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“root beer” (64 reviews)
“brewery tour” (45 reviews)
“tasting room” (31 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
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+1 800-770-5020
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family and history played large part of the tour. Watch the video in the museum first to get a view of current production. The tour mostly focuses on the evolution of the equipment/process and you see the past not the present. The guide was friendly,...More

Thank Nerdian
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great brewery tour and tasting. Great addition to visiting historical New Ulm. Drink in a piece of midwest history.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Where else can one get beer tasting and a glass of your favorite Schell’s beer for only $5.00 in addition to an informative tour?! Well worth the stop.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a value for $5. You get a tour of the historic brewery, sample of 6 different beers, and a 16 oz glass of your choice, all for $5. The grounds are very beautiful to see as well. Recommend when visiting the New Ulm, MN...More

Thank Nancy A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour and tasting take about an hour. Compact location, some steps. You get a history of Germans in MN, beer in MN, and of this family run brewery. Lovely grounds with free range peacocks. Of course, great beer.

Thank Basso102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good brewery to visit, the grounds are beautiful, the people are great and the beer is good. We did not take the tour, we walked around the museum and gift shop as well as taking some pictures with the peacocks, oh yeah...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend a visit here if you are interested in how local beer is made. The tour is $5 and includes 6 samples of beer + a 12 oz glass too. The tour/sampling lasts about an hour. You will see the old buildings and...More

Thank tokanier
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were looking for something to do in New Ulm and visiting Schell's was a winner for us. Our tour was professional and it included history and current practices followed by tasting. I loved it and would do it again!

Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If your into beer you have to check this place out lots of history and information we didn't get to take tour they are on Friday but it's still worth the trip

Thank jwolfejeep
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very nice tour with a great tasting at the end in their taproom. The cost is $5 each. The whole experience took about 1-1.5 hours

Thank drdayoff
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