New Glarus Brewing Company
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 24,128
Beer Avg: 3.99
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 32 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by sonoma01:
4.43/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
09-19-2011 20:26:09 | More by sonoma01
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5/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
One of my first brewery tours when I was 18 and went again when I was 20.
The tour is free and self-guided which is great if you want to learn everything about the process and equipment. Take your time and learn. There is a lot of pride here. Everyone is friendly and happy to work there.
Samples are $3.50 and you get to keep the glassware.
02-20-2014 15:30:41 | More by NewGlarusFan
New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
100 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.