New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.98/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
32
Reviews:
9,495
Ratings:
36,383
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
390
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
3.54%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
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N
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Y
New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

2400 Hwy 69
New Glarus, Wisconsin, 53574
United States

(608) 527-5850 | map
www.newglarusbrewing.com

Notes:
Gift Shop
Monday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free Self Guided Tours
Monday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hard Hat Tour - Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 390
Reviews by FakeDeniro:
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5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A great town to visit with an amazing brewing Company! You will love the town. You will really love the beer and you will miss the beer once you are not in Wisconsin. I have family in wisconsin to keep me stocked up!

Each beer they make you can tell is made with love and art! They make more lagers then Ales so that may throw some people off. But its Wisconsin so it makes sense.

Dan knows and loves beer and he shows it with each beer that comes out. Even the beers you may not like you enjoy trying them becuase how well made they are!

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Photo of diddy4l
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Doug6322
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite places to visit when up north, staff very helpful and self guided tour pretty cool

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of magswi76
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of vainosuomi
4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great service and atmosphere. You get a free glass and beer tasting with a Military ID. The gift shop had a good selection. I only was able to go on the self-guided tour (since the hard-hat tours are books years in advance it seems), which was disappointing and did not have much information. I was expecting at least plaques or something.

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4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJB145
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Since I drink mostly from my lists (and I'm always the designated driver), I rarely go to bars and doubt I will review many Places. But this is my first Place review and it has a special place in my heart as New Glarus may well be my favorite brewery (as hard as that is to have a favorite over time.)

As you may know, New Glarus distributes only in Wisconsin... yet manages to produce enough beer to fall barely within the Top 20 craft brewers. Obviously a dedicated following, of which I confess to be in the flock.

I won't duplicate a lot of the other reviews who give this Place a "99" rating.
But I will say that being there for the first time in their facility on the Hill in August 2015, I felt like I was in Sonoma County (albeit, Wisconsin is greener.)
This place is a true celebration of beer. (And it certainly helped that it was a warm summer day that encouraged refreshment.)
The Sonoma-like experience got rounded out with more than the temporary providers of pizza ovens. Rather it was the whole integration of beer with food for me that got empowered to the next level when in the store I found a book that many of you know: Garret Oliver's "The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering The Pleasures of Real Beer With Food." Now 10 years old, the book still is full of great pairings and have broadly expanded my appreciation of beer's roots and how it is growing as a part of culinary culture. He is a great writer, too. (By the way, does BA review books anywhere on this site?)

New Glarus is more than a brewery with a great view overlooking a valley. Try its beers whenever you can. And Wisconsin is good territory for those carrying on the tradition set by Michael Jackson of beer-hunting. New Glarus also recently received a small entrepreneur award from President Obama. But, I will leave you with the best story of all.

In the previous century, I toured their original brewery when it was in the valley. (Not understanding anything about plumbing, I learned that brewery tours are not edifying for me.) But I will tell Deb Carey's story of how she always wanted to start a brewery, but knew that its downfall was often that someone else hired away the brewmaster. Her solution seems to have worked splendidly, she says: "First I hired a great brewmaster and, then, I married him!"
Now, isn't marriage a blessed institution ?

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4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JJH1018
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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3.63/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of phattman073
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of kbareis
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Their new brewery is amazing but I wish they had more beers on tap. Maybe some more Thumbprints tapped for their guests. Overall great experience!

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Photo of amandarawrrr
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

NGBC is the happiest place on earth (Disney World is actually second.). Gorgeous views, amazing beer. Free tours. Free glass with your samples. Wood-fired pizza in the summer. Plus they've just renovated the beer garden so it's even more lovely to walk around. Living in Madison I take any excuse I can get to come visit - but it never feels frequent enough. Definitely my favorite brewery and a must-see for those coming from out of town who want to experience the kind of beer you can get Only In Wisconsin!

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4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
99 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.