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1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
+1 800-770-5020
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Local Brewery

Schell's has beautiful gardens, a great brewing museum, and a large gift shop. Tours of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Ulm, Minnesota
First Time for Brewery Tour

$5 fee for tour. Need a better setup for booking the tour, too much congestion. More of a history... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Mabel, Minnesota
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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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“root beer” (20 reviews)
“brewery tour” (14 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Schell's has beautiful gardens, a great brewing museum, and a large gift shop. Tours of the brewery are also available.

Thank ecodevo
Reviewed 10 October 2017

$5 fee for tour. Need a better setup for booking the tour, too much congestion. More of a history tour. Did not see the new brewing facility on the property. Wish they sold the bottled beer in the gift shop to take home. Tour guide...More

Thank jws057
Reviewed 9 October 2017

No matter one's age, very relaxing for adults, and plenty to do if a little kid. I know, I have been there at both stages in life. I hope this Treasure in New Ulm will always be there...

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 9 October 2017

You can't travel to New Ulm without touring the brewery. It was so interesting and our guide was fun. We enjoyed sampling afterward and the music on the grounds.

Thank tbones
Reviewed 20 September 2017

First visited these grounds a few years ago, and it is always on on must do list when we are in New Ulm. Delightful gardens, lovely museum a nice spot to enjoy. Those with mobility issies may have aome difficulty visiting everything on the grounds,...More

Thank Kato M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

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

Thank Final-Focus
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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 Crystal J
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
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