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August Schell Brewery

1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 507-354-5528
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Great place to visit whether you go on the tour or not.

We first visited this place a few years ago because it was listed in the New Ukm tourist guide. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kato M
Sisseton, South Dakota
So much fun!

We toured the Schells Brewery with our Ford Mustang car club in September 2017. New Ulm is... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Waconia, Minnesota
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German-style brewery.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 507-354-5528
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited this place a few years ago because it was listed in the New Ukm tourist guide. The gardens are beautiful, the museum area has a wonderful display of history and the gift shop has some nice "swag" and the prices are fair....More

Thank Kato M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We toured the Schells Brewery with our Ford Mustang car club in September 2017. New Ulm is beautiful by itself. The tour just topped it off. So fun and educational! Our tour guide was fun, educated and patient with our questions. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Jessica1129
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I am a history buff and a lover of German beer. My wife is a flower gardener. This place was like a slice of heaven on earth for the two of us. The beer is very good. The history museum on site is well done....More

Thank IBurnEasy
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was a retired banker and was very fun and knowledgeable. We liked the focus on history of the brewery. Beer was very good as well. Incredible deal for five dollars you get a tour for an hour and six beer tastes and...More

Thank FamilyDad2013
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was in the area for my class reunion and stopped by this small brewery that has been in business forever. This place was making beer for local long before the words "craft" and "artisanal" were used to describe beer. Obviously, with a name like...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were in the middle of Minnesota and I saw a sign for New Ulm. We pulled out the phone and saw they had a tour 55 minutes from then and we were 50 minutes away...but we got lucky with traffic and made it with...More

Thank PinkFloydActuary
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the historical information and the pictures that began the tour. Very informative and the presenter was easy to listen to and able to answer questions easily. Walk around tour was interesting and the beer tasting at the end was great. 6 different beers and...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love visiting breweries and wanted to visit Schell's after drinking their Oktoberfest beer here in Wisconsin at a festival. Everything about this tour set it apart from the others. In most tours you get the same old story on how their...More

Thank GeorgeMM74
gopher54, Owner at August Schell Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you GeorgeMM74 for visiting us! We know there are many, many breweries out there now to visit, and we are thrilled you came to see us. We appreciate all the kind words, and will be sure to pass your compliments on to Matt. We...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The brewery is in a very pretty location and the tour is interesting. At the end, you sample 6 beers (2ounces each) then get a full glass of whichever you choose. You can enjoy it outside wandering the beautiful gardens if you choose. Definitely worth...More

Thank DebL457
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide spoke clearly so he made the tour enjoyable for me. He explained the brew process and then we were taken to the Tasting Room for 6 samples followed by a full glass of our choice that was on tap that day. The 6th...More

Thank VHS-65
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23 October 2015|
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Response from gopher54 | Property representative |
Hi Karb21 - Thank you for inquiring about our tours. In response to your question: Labor Day through Memorial Day, we consider it more of an "Off-season" so tours are only on weekends. Times for Fridays are 1 and 3 pm... More