1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

226 Ratings
Ratings: 226
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 9.38%
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 30,987
Beer Avg: 4.03
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.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sonoma01:
Photo of sonoma01
4.43/5  rDev -5.5%

I will start off by saying that New Glarus Brewery is a definite must stop if you are in the area.

I stopped at the brewery this past Friday and went on the Hard Hat Tour.This was my first visit to the brewery and it definately will not be my last. The tour guide, Dan, was from the lab but was more than knowledgable on all aspects of the brewery operations. He was open to all questions and was easy to undestand even if you had non brewing knowledge to begin with. The tour included both the original Riverside brewery and the newer Hilltop brewery location. The Riverside brewery is where the Unplugged/ Thumprint are brewed. The next Apple Ale release had just finished boiling and was going into the fermenter when I was there.

The Hilltop brewery is where the newest addition, gift shop and beer depot are located. The outside apperance is like something straight out of Germany/Switzerland. Upon entering the brewery it is like walking into a museum, but it is a fully functional brewery. The operations at this location are very clean and high tech. At the end of the tour, there was a beer and local cheese tasting which took place in a private upstairs lounge that overlooked the town of New Glarus.

This is by far the cleanest brewery I have ever visited. The depth of the cleanliness actually puts most other breweries to shame. This just shows the pride and dedication that all the employees have for their namesake. The new Thumprint Chocolate Abbey was just coming off the bottling line when I was there and was available for purchase. I picked up a few packs as well as some other goodies. The prices for the beer were not that much more than at most retail outlets. The clothing items were a little on the pricey side but they were all of high quality.

Overall I would highly recommend New Glarus to anyone and let them know it is well worth the drive.

sonoma01, Sep 19, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Donboss514
4.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Donboss514, Yesterday at 03:00 AM
Photo of bsuedekum
5/5  rDev +6.6%

bsuedekum, Friday at 04:05 AM
Photo of Dactrius
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Dactrius, Thursday at 04:21 PM
Photo of BRF4322
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%

BRF4322, Thursday at 12:58 AM
Photo of LanePerson
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

LanePerson, Wednesday at 11:56 PM
Photo of Brian44Les
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Brian44Les, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of MarkDeming
3.9/5  rDev -16.8%

MarkDeming, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Rilesmiles
4.4/5  rDev -6.2%

Rilesmiles, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of barrettshoults
5/5  rDev +6.6%

barrettshoults, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Wisconsinite
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Wisconsinite, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of crw80
4.36/5  rDev -7%

crw80, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of jamato3000
5/5  rDev +6.6%

jamato3000, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Spdepuy
2.5/5  rDev -46.7%

Spdepuy, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Woodman70
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Woodman70, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of justinrphillips
5/5  rDev +6.6%

I am happy to live in the Madison area and have New Glarus so close. I can say Spotted Cow was a "gateway" beer for me to try many new things and expand my taste into much more sophisticated beers, so always love the things coming out of New Glarus and look forward to more amazing beers such as Scream and others!

justinrphillips, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of joshshepperd
5/5  rDev +6.6%

joshshepperd, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Matt815king
3.96/5  rDev -15.6%

Matt815king, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of fuzzcherry
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

fuzzcherry, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of EmptyPockets
4/5  rDev -14.7%

EmptyPockets, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of madstoutmonkee
5/5  rDev +6.6%

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a nice laid back take on the brew tour. They produce heaps of high quality and delicious beer. Wish I lived closer!

madstoutmonkee, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of mitchelmay
5/5  rDev +6.6%

mitchelmay, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of todder0021
4.76/5  rDev +1.5%

todder0021, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of JohnofUpton
5/5  rDev +6.6%

JohnofUpton, Aug 24, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
100 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.