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1860 Schell Road
PO Box 128
New Ulm MN 56073
Telephone: +1 507-354-5528
Toll-Free: +1 800-770-5020
Hours: Open daily 11:00am-5:00pm.
Brewer: Jeremy Kral
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Notes

Opened: 1860

Annual Production: 132,000 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Jerry Gulden, Jonny Hughes, Paul Madsen

Schell acquired the Grain Belt brand from Minnesota Brewing in 2002.

Jerry Gulden, "a proud Schell's drinker", offers this description of the brewery:

really nice grounds and brewing site. they added a new brewhouse and built it back into the hill as to not destroy the original buildings. the grounds, house a beautiful garden. as we were taking a group of visiting Germans last yar, they said it was just like home. the flowers beautify the grounds and leave you feel like your floating through the Cottonwood Valley. the grounds also have deer running wild in a wide fenced in area and the peacocks run wild. A visit of the museum takes you through the history, wwod barrels and there name stamping/burning of the name and the many labels and cn forms. of course I am biased I grew up hiking and camping in the woods surrounding the area and my father would take us to the tap room on weekends, never had to drink outside the house. this was when Warren operated the brewery now his son is and is doing a fine job of it!

It embarrasses me to admit that I still haven't made it up to New Ulm for a Sunday In The Park.

Updated: May 15, 2016

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    • Date: June 5, 2008 (#7085)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep red. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Grainy. Mild caramel.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, fairly fizzy. Big caramel malt sweetness, grainy. Big sweet finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5033)
      Package: draught
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep bright golden. Thick head. Remarkably clean aroma. Medium body. Astonishing amount of DMS all the way through.

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    Smoke-Flavored Beer
    5.20% abv.
    • Date: July 1, 2016 (#9604)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Place unknown
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Red-brown, almost opaque. Thick head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Molasses. Bready. Cookies.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, smooth. Really smoky. Rich malt backbone. Very mild grassy-floral hop flavor, low bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2)
      More "smoked Dunkel" than "Schwarzbier". Real good beer.

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    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    • Date: April 22, 2008 (#6965)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright brown. Moderate head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very earthy. Mildly toasty and floral.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body. Fizzy. Very toasty and quite sweet.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: June 19, 1998 (#2904)
      Package: draught
      Place: Sanford's Grub and Pub, Spearfish SD
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown-amber, thick head. Slightly roasty aroma. Light body, sour note, pretty sweet.

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    Rye Beer

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    Fire Brick (formerly Snowstorm 1998 Vienna Lager)
    Vienna-Style Lager
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    Fresh Hop Citra Pils
    Fresh Hop Ale

  • Grain Belt Light
    American-Style Light Lager
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    Grain Belt Premium
    American-Style Premium Lager
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    Hauenstein New Ulm Beer
    American-Style Lager

  • Hopfenmalz / No.5
    German-Style Pilsener
    5.80% abv.

  • Lakemaid
    American-Style Lager

  • Light
    American-Style Light Lager
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    MaiFest
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

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    Nordeast
    Vienna-Style Lager

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    Not Guilty 1924 Deer Brand
    American Lager/Ale or Cream Ale
    5.91% abv.
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    Oktoberfest
    American-Style Amber Lager
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    Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

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    Pilsner
    American-Style Pilsener
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    Schmaltz's Alt (formerly Xmas Brew 1992 Doppel Alt)
    German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier
    5.10% abv.

  • Schwarzbier
    German-Style Schwarzbier

  • Snowstorm 1999 Dunkleweizen
    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier

  • Snowstorm 2000 Braggot
    Braggot

  • Snowstorm 2001 Cherry Vanilla Porter
    Specialty Beer

  • Snowstorm 2002 Scotch Ale
    Scotch Ale

  • Snowstorm 2003 Nut Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Snowstorm 2004 Dark Cream Ale
    Specialty Beer

  • Snowstorm 2005 Dusseldorf Alt
    German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier

  • Snowstorm 2007 Belgian Dubbel
    Belgian-Style Dubbel

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    Snowstorm 2008 Weihnachtsbier
    Traditional German-Style Bock

  • Snowstorm 2009 Baltic Porter
    Baltic-Style Porter

  • Snowstorm 2010 Dunkel Doppel Weizenbock
    South German-Style Weizenbock/Weissbock
    7.00% abv.

  • Snowstorm 2011 Wee Heavy Traditional Scotch Ale
    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale

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    Snowstorm 2012 Biere de Noel
    French-Style Bière de Garde

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    Stag Series #1 Barrel Aged Schmaltz's Alt
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer

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    Stag Series #2 Wild Rice Farmhouse Ale
    French & Belgian-Style Saison

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    Stag Series #3 Rauchbier
    Smoke-Flavored Beer

  • Stag Series #4 Burton Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale

  • Star of the North
    Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)
    3.50% abv.

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    Stout
    American-Style Stout
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  • Weizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier

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    Zommerfest
    German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch