New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
BA SCORE
4.01/5
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42,227 Ratings
New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2400 Hwy 69
New Glarus, Wisconsin, 53574
United States

(608) 527-5850 | map
newglarusbrewing.com

Notes:
Gift Shop/Tasting Room
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free Self Guided Tours
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hard Hat Tour - Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
41
Reviews:
10,981
Ratings:
42,227
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.6/5
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
445
pDev:
10.43%
 
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Ratings: 445 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of OnWisconsin
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kguard
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Maybe the best brewery I've visited. The enormous campus of Swiss chalet style buildings and the beautifully laid out brick bier fatten is just perfect.
Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
The tasting process that involved a tasting bracelets and "keep the glass" was great.
Giving you a coupon for a free beer at local restaurants was a superb way to add value for those tasting at NG and support local businesses.
Gift shop was equally good with a very wide selection of goodies at very reasonable prices.
It never felt contrived, but it was as well conceptualized and rolled out as any experience I've had.
Absolutely required visit.

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Photo of puftdank
4.86/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FriedCheeseCurds
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of insp_gadget61
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dancing Man Wheat should be rated 120

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Photo of invalid665
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A little off the beaten path (30 minutes or so south of Madison and off of I-90), it's worth the trip. Super friendly staff, great selection of their beers, including some hard-to-acquire stuff, depending on the timing of your visit - and one of the more beautiful settings for a brewery I've seen. Just a great experience.

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Photo of Nofear048
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of atone315
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
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!!!

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Photo of bcm75
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NickSMpls
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Redfoxrun
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of redleg411
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gio540
4.6/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cheesy26
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Suds_Suds
3.93/5  rDev -14.6%
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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Photo of tomahite
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jnich2424
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Studs1991
4.23/5  rDev -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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Photo of italianstallion
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of nicole309
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ragarazor
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%

New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
Brewery rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 42,227 ratings