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New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4/5
Based on:
34 Beers
33,985 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 298
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.69
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

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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 by sonoma01:
Photo of sonoma01
4.43/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of atone315
4.64/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Seeing as though it is only 2 or so hours from my house, I have visited New Glarus' brewery a few times. 2-26-14 was a completely different visit though.I went with a group of 4 other friends on their Hard Hat Tour. This tour is held once a week, on Fridays, at 1pm. It's apparently pretty popular too, as we had to buy tickets 6 months in advance.

So, the tour starts at NG's old Riverside Brewery where they now brew the specialty beers and fruit beers. Also at this facility is where the Wild Fruit Cave is located. This is where they keep all the barrel aged goodness and their coolship. So.freaking.dope.

After exploring the Riverside Brewery, our tour moved on to the main brewery, Hilltop. As you approach on Hwy 69, you see a Willy Wonka looking set of buildings built to look like a small Swiss village which goes along with the town of New Glarus so well you would think the Careys built the whole town.

This brewery is impressive!!! It's similar to MillerCoors in Milwaukee, not in size, but in cleanliness and organization. I'm a hobbyist photographer and I literally could have taken thousands of photographs. Everything in this place is amazing, even the plumbing and piping!!!

During the tour we were visited by both Dan and Deb Carey, the owners. They were extremely cordial and it seemed like they could talk to us forever. You can definitely tell what makes this brewery so successful, as these 2 are the backbone of the place and it showed during our visit.

Overall, this place is simply amazing! I would recommend to anyone that is thinking of visiting to do the Hard Hat Tour, it was the best beer experience I have ever had!!!

Photo of bcm75
4.36/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NickSMpls
4.72/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Redfoxrun
4.93/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nothing too crazy. family friendly and plenty of room. They let you wonder around on your own and see the place. Was there in 2013.

Photo of redleg411
4.58/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gio540
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cheesy26
4.52/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Suds_Suds
3.93/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

The location and scenery around this brewery was great. Very quaint and charming. The taproom was slightly disappointing though. They didn't have any special beers on tap (couldn't even find Scream on tap the day I went), and they don't have food. Extremely reasonably priced though.

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4.73/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jnich2424
4.93/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.9/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Studs1991
4.23/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Very nice looking brewery. New Glarus would be much more fun to visit in the summer time to fully appreciate the patio area. I also wish they had a better selection of beers on tap, as well as a brewpub.

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4.73/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of TheBungyo
3.75/5  rDev -20%

This facility is amazing, just as most of their beers are too. What would drastically improve the experience here though is a wider selection of their beers on tap and a nice taproom to drink them in.

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4.4/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +4.9%

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New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
100 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.