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August Schell Brewery, New Ulm

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  • October 2, 2017
    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 fu...  more »
  • 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 re...  more »
  • 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 bea...  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    A great brewery full of great people making great beer on great grounds. The tour was interesting and an excellent value (kids 13 and under are free and get root beer samples in the taproom). There's lots to see in the museum but my favorite part was wandering the grounds and biergarten which had a band playing as part of their summer music series. The employees went out of their way to make sure my family had a good time. I'm looking forward to the next time we find ourselves in the area!
  • March 7, 2017
    Great tour. There is a ton of history here and you can tell they take great pride in it. They have nicely preserved some of the old unused brewing areas for the tour. Unfortunately, you don't get to see much of the modern equipment, but I'd still come back in the summer for the beer garden. I just wish I liked lagers more.
  • June 20, 2017
    For $5 it is well worth it. 1/2 hr tour followed up by a tasting of five selections. Plus a 12 oz of your choice at the end. Lots of character and history.
  • April 30, 2017
    Awesome brewery tour with great information about the history of Schell's! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and all of the staff is very friendly and helpful! We will definitely be going back for another tour and beer tasting!
  • May 21, 2017
    We were camping for the weekend near New Ulm and decided to go into town and see what there was to do. My dad wanted to check out this brewery and it ended up being a very fun stop. They give you a tour of the grounds and explain a lot of the history behind the brewery. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, well spoken and easy to hear. He did a great job. We all really enjoyed the tour of the copper kettle and the old section of the brewery. This was very neat and it's cool to see how old this brewery is. The last thing on the tour was a taste-testing of some of their beers. After that you got to pick a beer to have a full glass of and wander around the garden drinking it. I personally was a bit disappointed in the beers (absolutely no dark beers were included). My mom (who is a celiac) did not have any options for gluten free beer, but they did offer her and my 10 year old son rootbeer (they make 1919 rootbeer). Overall it was a fun way to spend a couple hours. It was pretty hot the day we were there and you do have to stand in the sun quite a bit on the tour, so I would recommend going on a cooler day. Make sure you don't bring a camper down here, the parking lot is pretty small and park of the road in is single lane.

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