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New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

248 Ratings
Ratings: 248
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 8.96%
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 31,846
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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:
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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Ratings: 248 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by guityler83:
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4.73/5  rDev +0.9%

After signing the list for the Hard Hat tour a few months prior, I was reminded that my ticket date was coming up the Monday before.. best way I can think of to get you through a work week.

The tour started out at the old brew house on the bottom of the hill with a small group (20 if I recall). The guide was a brewer in this facility, which he explained the ins and outs of answered any and all questions ranging from "what are hops" to what mash efficiency are you pulling from these copper mash and lauter tuns.

After we were finished in the old facility (every nook and crany) we went to the behemoth brewery up the road, which is the cleanest place I've been in that makes beer. Deb Carry greeted us (the owner!) and fielded a few questions, then we toured the big plant.
The final stage was the beer tasting and cheese pairing the the upstairs dining room. Anything from spotted cow to moon man to three different sours where available along with exotic WI cheeses.

We did get rushed through the last part 'slighly' to go through the gift shop/cellar but overall it was a brewery tour I'd recommend to anyone... beer drinker or not. Awesome.

guityler83, May 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

yemenmocha, Saturday at 04:08 PM
Photo of Timbo5555
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Unbelievably beautiful setting must visit even if you don't drink. Excellent beers and great people working there, wonderful success story

Timbo5555, Friday at 02:26 AM
Photo of Cubatobaco
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

What a place!!! I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit this monstrosity for my birthday, thanks to my girlfriend. I've never seen a brewery set up quite like this. It is set up in a town that is very reminiscent of a Swiss community, atop a lofty hill with a massive amount of acreage. As you walk the land you wind through a maze-like path, going down stone steps and can rest along the way in/on ruins of old churches and house. There is a gorgeous gathering area found in the immediate back with park tables and a vintage I-don't-know-what in the middle that you can rinse your glasses. The gift shop has a lot to offer, as well as, leads you to a self-guided tour of the brewery. It's really cool to see what is going on while the employees are at work and even being able to see the bottling/labeling section. The tasting room is parallel to the gift shop (well priced) and you even get to keep the glass after you have a beer!

I could go on and on, but will wrap it up with the beer depot located at the base of the brewery. Chock full of fresh beer and a helpful staff, you walk in to see pallet upon pallets of the fruit, WI goodness! I was impressed at how low they keep the prices considering breweries are usually a lot more expensive (at least at the ones I've gone to).

If you have a chance to visit, please do! My girlfriend, who is not fond of beer, loved this place and the Raspberry Tart. We are looking forward to many more trips here while visiting her family in WI. Keep up the great work Dan and Deb!

Cubatobaco, Oct 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.6%

MRVermont, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

BeerBeak81, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

gfunk1121, Oct 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.6%

Cheesehead21, Oct 08, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -4.5%

Majesty, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

sjrodriguez, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.6%

CheeseMonger75, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

ralerwen, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

Beerpiggie, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.6%

jjhardy12, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Reinbeck11
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Good beer.
Casual courtyard to take a sip.
Nice shop to load up on the brews.

Reinbeck11, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Benish
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Benish, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of higherbrow
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

The standard lines and seasonal craft beers coming from New Glarus are, top to bottom, excellent. If you are a fan of a style of beer, and you see that style coming with this brewery stamped on the side, you can be sure you're getting, at worst, an above average example of the style. With a very reasonable price tag, the standard offerings are worth making a drive to acquire. The real magic is in the Thumbprint series, however. Unique brews all around, I have been put off by a Thumbprint now and then, but the Imperial Weizen was one of the best beers I have ever had. I'd highly recommend New Glarus to any beer drinker.

higherbrow, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.6%

Amazingly beautiful grounds. The atmosphere is equally amazing. Great and friendly service. Top notch beer!

ksbuell, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Chief_Mug
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Awesome would be a description of New Glarus Brewery. When you pull into the parking lot you think you just traveled back to Europe. The tours are either self directed or guided if you go at the right time. All the employees are very friendly and knowledgeable. The Beer is Outstanding not matter which flavor you pick. My Favorite is their Moon Man - No Coast Pale Ale.

Chief_Mug, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.6%

jaquins, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of d5001986
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

Visited the brewery for the R&D Wild Peach release. The grounds and the structures are very classy and just amazing to behold. The staff and the owners themselves are very polite and friendly. I would have liked to take the tour, but it was just too busy that day. Other than that, the beer is excellent and always well supplied everywhere in WI. New Glarus Brewing is just superb all the way around and I will no doubt be paying another visit next year.

d5001986, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

OnlyRedDog, Sep 20, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Donboss514, Sep 15, 2014
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New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
100 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.