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1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 800-770-5020
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Excellent beer!

Beautiful little brewery tucked away in small town Minnesota, real beer, interesting tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
Been many times!!!

Great old brewery and the people are so very nice. I buy a lot of glassware from here for my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John B
Ellicott City, Maryland
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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.
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“brewery tour” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 800-770-5020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little brewery tucked away in small town Minnesota, real beer, interesting tour and gardens, friendly people

Thank Final-Focus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great old brewery and the people are so very nice. I buy a lot of glassware from here for my collection. The building and grounds are awesome.

Thank John B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The tour is very interesting and the sampling of the beers was awesome. The land the brewery is on, is beautiful!

Thank crys52
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Wendy gave us so many details and facts about the family and the buildings on the site as well as how it related to the events of the time (late 1800's-early 1900's). Fascinating to learn how each president of this family-owned company contributed unique ideas...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Excellent little brewery in a beautiful wooded setting. The tour is just a few bucks and includes a small flight at the end and one pint of your choice. There's also root beer for the kids and non-beer drinkers. Great little gift shop, but spendy.

Thank jematt17
Reviewed 28 June 2017

After the history of the brewery which was very interesting, we took the tour, and ended in the taproom for beer sampling! The ultimate was the 1919 rootbeer!

Thank sandy030764
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The tour was short but very interesting and our guide, Ben was very informative. The grounds are beautiful with a pair of peacocks walking around and squaking loudly. Wished we could have seen more of the operation in progress but they were cleaning the area....More

Thank roadtripnuts
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Don't skip this tour when in New Ulm! Great history, beautiful buildings and gardens, and very tasty beer!!

Thank Northrnlites
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The brewery tour is fascinating with a lot of local history and for the $5 tour fee you get to drink about $10 worth of beer at the end of the tour. Schell's makes some outstanding beers!

Thank 777chad777
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a great park..very nice flowers and walkways. See the archway and little path bridges. Sit at one on the benches and just enjoy the flowers.

Thank stime_amy
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