New Ulm, Minnesota: Schell's - German Brewery FunSecond oldest brewery in the U.S. - tours, samples for 21 and older.
August Schell Brewing Company
- 1860 Schell's Rd, New Ulm, MN
- August Schell Brewing Company, south end of town.
Visitor Tips and News About Schell's - German Brewery Fun
Schell Brewery is the 2nd oldest brewery in the U.S. They offer daily tours at $3 per person and it includes a nice beer tasting for those 21 and older after. There are beautiful gardens and gift shop and bier garden as well.[Shannon Martin, 07/15/2015]
Schell's brewery dates to 1860 and is the second oldest in the US. Built in a hilly niche above New Ulm, it's like stepping back into Germany of the 1800's. Past the old brewery is an authentic mansion, complete with gardens, a deer park, hummingbirds, and preening peacocks. On Summer Saturdays, follow the lederhosen-clad Fuhrer ("leader", auf Deutsch) who conducts casual tours of the premises. The tour ends with freely poured brewskis (pils, pale ale, Octoberfest Schmaltz's alt, others) in the tap room; prosit! Drop a few Marks at the better-than-average gift shop in the old workers' quarters, and inspect a museum of pre- and post-Prohibition brewery artifacts while you sober up a bit.[Curt Morgan, 05/13/1999]