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August Schell Brewery, New Ulm

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
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4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • 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. 
  • 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 vi...  read more »
  • Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.......beautiful setting......enjoy the music and if time take the tour 
  • Family friendly tours of Schell's brewery. Nice museum and gift shop and after the tour you get to go into the tap room and sample the beers being brewed. Grounds and gardens are beautiful, quiet and away from main roads. Spend an afternoon there, you won't regret it. Everyone is friendly and helpful.
  • Isn't this romantic? Me and my lovely lady partner popped in this morning. One of the resident peacocks was the first to greet us with his enormous, beautiful tail hanging outside the shuttered-for-now concession booth. Not five minutes later the scion himself, Ted Marti was one of the first persons we saw on the grounds, busy busy, almost Atlas-esque. I trust this man with my beer. I'd trust him with anything. He simply comes off as the most capable and it was a rare thrill just to be able to give him a good old fashioned New Ulm wave. The tour is both entertaining and educational AND only three dollars, for which me and pardner were given practically eight beers, which of course we couldn't finish and for that I'm still finding it hard to completely forgive myself. Dave was really, really cool and we basically left feeling like we were his friends, so there's that too! All in all, what a shamalama good time! PS say hi to the deer PSS maybe if any of the haters on here had asked any questions using audible words then I'm sure their guide would have been more than thrilled to tell them some fascinating historical anecdotes, so don't forget to ask your pressing questions you potential grumps!
  • Awesome hospitality and top notch beer in a beautiful pastoral setting.
  • The kindest people and the best beer. Beautiful grounds, the tour was very fun! Their festivals are very cool, especially BockFest
  • We recently visited the brewery and took their tour. HUGE disappointment. Allow me explain my disappointment. I have been a home/craft brewer for almost twenty years but had never been to a brewery. I was curious/excited to see how it is done on a large scale. I must add that with a last name of Deutsch, maybe beer brewing is in my very German blood. I also make wine, mostly Merlot and Port. The tour consisted of Schell family history and their involvement in the business and the pitfalls and problems they faced and overcame(bravo). I know that probably half the group knew nothing about beer brewing. The tour should have guided the viewer from the initial process; steeping the grains and what malted barley is, what hops are and why they are used, the fermentation process and finally the bottling process. To be fair, it was a Sunday and brewery employees had the day off. BUT, I doubt that a weekday tour would have been anymore interesting. If you want a really cool tour of a brewery, go to Leinenkugels in Chippewa Falls WI. Huge thumbs down. Shame.
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