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New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.01/5
Based on:
34 Beers
9,592 Reviews
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 64
Visits: 351
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2400 Hwy 69
New Glarus, Wisconsin, 53574
United States
phone: (608) 527-5850

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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: 64 | Visits: 351
Reviews by beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Well if you happen to be anywhere near here and know anything about good beer. You absolutely must stop here and take a tour or just walk around and soak up the scene.

The new hilltop brewery is a sight to behold. It's like the most beautiful beer church you've ever laid your eyes on. The place is a masterpiece of stone and mortar. From the gift shop to the downstairs brew barn. The inside of the actual brewery is like walking into a full on science lab. Spotless with everything in it's place. The copper brew kettles shine so bright you check your appearance in the reflection. The outdoor drinking area is spectacular on warm sunny days. Sipping on a pint of while taking in the rolling hills of central Wisconsin is simply heavenly.

I've been to the brewery more times than I can remember and I still get excited every time I go back. (846 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of grahuba
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
4.86/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NickyPogs
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The outdoor grotto at New Glarus is beautiful. The stone work and half walls makes it a really amazing place to have a beer. The architecture of the building makes it feel like a Swiss Chalet or something straight out of Europe. The view on top of the hill is awesome and I enjoyed everything about visiting this brewery.

If you are an avid craft beer drinker, this is a must stop on your travels. (399 characters)

Photo of EJ1
4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryannel24
4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Awesome place. Self guided tour which is cool, a nice tasting room/gift shop with all the normal beers on and a good system, and then a shop in the bottom which had a ton of everything and a fantastic selection. Everyone was nice and service was great, got everything I wanted. Great prices too...would happily go back. (319 characters)

Photo of rossracing
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LarryZ
4.48/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

They close early, and there is no shade if you go in summertime. Would be nice to see a band or 2 out there. Beer is great. (123 characters)

Photo of MattMorin
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cristhre3floyd
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sprague67
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mwaltz99
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JonathanC
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CoryJones
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

New Glarus Brewery scenery and landscape is outstanding as you enjoy the many varieties of beer that they will have out depending on the season and time. (153 characters)

Photo of masterofsparks
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.44/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of atorres
3.85/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

One of the coolest brewery landscapes I've seen. While their beer isn't mind blowing, this stop was worth the miles. Self-guided your was super cool as they pour you a beer and cut you loose. Free tasting glass with 3 six-ounce pours? Yes, please! The only downsides were that the level of excitement on the service side of the counter didn't come CLOSE to matching the customer side and that a lot of their beers were cheaper at the next door gas station than on site. Overall this was a cool both on the belt. (511 characters)

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I love visiting New Glarus brewery. It's so beautiful and there is so much space. It's very easy to take the family there too.

When visiting for specialty releases, everything is run so well and Dan and Deb are so nice. (224 characters)

Photo of cmbezln
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Not sure if i'm adding anything insightful to the reviews here, but I just wanted to chime in and say that this is one of the best brewery facilities in the US, if not THE best. I can only judge on breweries I've personally visited, but this one is hands down the best. Beautiful area, probably the most beautiful in all of wisconsin. The Facility is gigantic and I dont even understand why it's so big given they only distribute in Wisonsin, but judging from the size, quality and complexity of the facility, it seems like they could taken down Miller-Coors overnight if they wanted to. The facility is just jaw dropping like nothing I've ever seen before.

As for the rest of it, the beer here is excellent. I often hear this place being touted as some of the best beer in the country, which I think it being very generous personally, but it's certainly some of the best in the midwest. Their beers have a lot of subtle charm to them that you might not pick up on at first drink (especially if you've already been drinking other beers), but given a clean palate and the right pairing, it really brings out some subtle flavors in a lot of their beers. I had moon man with ribs the other night and it tastes amazing.

Cons: As has been said: Horrible, horrible tap selection. The beers they had on tap were the same beers I could go to any gas station in the area and pick up. The types of people who travel to breweries are the types of people that want to try new/rare/seasonal/limited releases. The only saving grace here was they had ONE 'thumbprint', which I think is there name for seasonal brews, in the "beer depot" downstairs I was able to purchase.

Also, the fact that it's only open to 4pm makes it a very rushed, hard experience for anybody traveling from out of the area. If anything they should just shift the time slot forward, starting later, ending later. Not sure if this is some local political thing, but very inconvenient. (1,963 characters)

Photo of johnyb
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
100 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.