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New Glarus Brewing Company

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

249 Ratings
Ratings: 249
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 8.94%
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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Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.51/5  rDev -4%

This is one of the places that got me into the craft brew game. I've never had a beer from here that I didn't like. I really like their thumbprint series (one of the best double IPAs I've had 2 years ago) and willingness to experiment each year with new styles. Great place to stop if you are ever in WI, as New Glarus is a cool little town as well. Worth the visit and worth it if you ever get a chance to pick some up!

IowaBiertrinker, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kkleu357, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of buchko
5/5  rDev +6.4%

buchko, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
5/5  rDev +6.4%

carlmoberg, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

ystazi, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Quattrofiend
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Quattrofiend, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of SnOwRiDe1080
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

SnOwRiDe1080, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Charley_Wilson
4/5  rDev -14.9%

I was visiting some friends in Madison, WI, and we made a day trip out of this place. It is just outside the town of New Glarus, WI, which is a Swiss-styled town. Therefore, the brewery is also styled in the same way, which makes it very impressive to the eye. They also have a ton of different classic Bavarian style beer steins in their merchandise shop, which makes for a great keepsake.

Their beer is fantastic, and well balanced. When I visited, they had a Sour Cherry ale as their seasonal, that was all around a great beer. I also tried a session ale that was refreshing, as a session should be, and a Brown Ale. The only beer I had that I wasn't a fan of was the Two Women Ale. It was a bit skunky, a la Heineken, Kokanee, and others of the same ilk. I know others love this style though, which really helps to make New Glarus a very well balanced brewery. We also had a 3 year old girl with us, and she loved the decor of the place, which was a bonus!

Charley_Wilson, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of amishbooze
4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

amishbooze, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of VStarWalt
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%

The best place to sample and buy New Glarus.You can sample anything they have on tap for free. Pints available as well. Amazing beer selection in their store. No real food available, but they have a nice beer garden to soak up some rays and enjoy the view. Self-guided brewery tour is ok, not great.

VStarWalt, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Localdrinklax, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Cubsfan1087
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Cubsfan1087, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Piske41
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Piske41, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of 77apm
5/5  rDev +6.4%

77apm, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Vinithing
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Vinithing, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.5/5  rDev -25.5%

TheRougeBastard, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Chip_K
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Chip_K, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Stoutfan23DJ, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of assman79
5/5  rDev +6.4%

assman79, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of ChicagoNick
5/5  rDev +6.4%

ChicagoNick, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of drdiesel9483
5/5  rDev +6.4%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Joecaddie
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Joecaddie, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of NewGlarusFan
5/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

NewGlarusFan, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of derkfromwi
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

derkfromwi, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of CaseyGroh
3/5  rDev -36.2%

CaseyGroh, Feb 16, 2014
New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
100 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.