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New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.98/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
9,562
Ratings:
36,827
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
393
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
3.54%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
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Beer-to-Go:
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/Tasting Room
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free Self Guided Tours
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 393
Reviews by FakeDeniro:
Photo of FakeDeniro
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 CKlinchock
4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This new location that New Glarus has, is one of the best out there that I've had the pleasure of visiting thus far. My Girlfriend and I were spoiled and got a beautiful sunny day of the day of the Kentucky Derby. The vibe was awesome, the beer garden was busy to say the least. Derby fans all dressed in their finest, cyclists rode up on their bikes and were roaming around. Young, Old, Far and wide, this place attracts unlike any other.

Quality of the beer was very good and fresh as well as the location, brand new as good as it gets.

Service and Selection is where I ding this brewery a bit. The front desk and shop employees were fantastic, but each of the beer station employees were very cold, brash and downright unfriendly. Maybe they were busy or unprepared for how hot it was out, but that was the only diminishing part of our experience with the staff at New Glarus otherwise the rest of the staff were great. Down in the beer cellar after our tastings the young men down there were fantastically knowledgeable of their beer and very pleasant and helpful.

The selection of the beers on tap for tastings were as most have pointed out their mainline beers and not their signature or "thumb prints" as New Glarus calls them. If they added a few more on their tasting rotation that I think that would help them immensely. Their beer in the cellar is pricey especially as their Thumb Prints, it would have been helpful to have tried them upstairs.

Regardless, this new New Glarus Brewery is remarkable, it is hands down top 3 favorite breweries that I've had the pleasure of visiting and I will be going back.

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Photo of wehall
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of basaywhat
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Love this place. I have visited this brewery multiple times and they keep adding on. Last time I was there they were building an outdoor patio to enjoy their world class beers on.

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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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Photo of gmj225
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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Photo of FBarber
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of GoBeerGo
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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Photo of RDubBrews
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of alarmclock314
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

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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

Photo of dexterk1
3.63/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

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

Photo of birchstick
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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New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
99 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.