New Glarus Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4/5
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:
37
Ratings:
39,831
Reviews:
10,279
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Ratings:
429
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
4.04%
 
 
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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bshemansky
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.4/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

The quality of their beers aside (they make VERY good quality beer!) you're going to either love or really not like visiting New Glarus. It's like a castle funpark that makes and serves really good beer. It was built to resemble a Swiss castle and they've done a good job... but it just feels too much like a theme park. I didn't like it.
There is a gift shop, bottle depot, and a multilevel landscaped area out back with lots of tables and a beautiful view of the town of New Glarus. For $8 you get three 4oz samples of the 6 beers they have available. The service is friendly and efficient. I was there on a Saturday and it was pretty busy so I can only imagine how packed the place gets in the summer.
Come here for the beer (only available in Wisconsin!) but the vibe of the place may make you leave sooner than expected.

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Photo of DrJT
4.76/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great brewery and great place to enjoy some of the best beers Wisconsin has to offer. Take the self guided tour and enjoy a few beers outside. They have some fun events in the summer months too.

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Photo of 12ozfan
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Krusader
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jeffsbowen
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DMox
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This spot is an awesome destination by itself, and makes a worthwhile day drive to visit. On a nice day, the outdoor beer garden is like beer drinking heaven. This sprawling dog friendly spot is just about as awesome as it comes. Most people rave about the Spotted Cow, which rides a wave of Wisconsin only exclusivity that gives it an almost mystical allure. Chicagoans have a history of buying cases on their way back home. My favorite is the Staghorn Oktoberfest, as it's a tasty representation of that style. Hop-heads like the Moon Man IPA for its hoppy yet complex taste; it's absolutely not just hopped up and bitter for the sake of being hopped up and bitter.

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Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Beautiful setting to enjoy a beer.

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Photo of PDGreenB
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Great atmosphere, the people here are very friendly and helpful. The whole brewery is free for visitors to watch, even the bottling line. The output of this brewery is astounding, and yet they still maintain a small-town vibe. This was a great visit, can't wait to come back.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.43/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

The New Glarus brewery is a stunning facility, from the gorgeous copper brew kettles to the sparkling clean tasting room. It looks like there are usually about six beers on tap with A couple often devoted to their specialty brews. The outdoor beer garden is lovely. The self-guided tour, while a bit limited, still offers a nice look at their amazing facility. Great beer and an excellent bottle shop. The gift shop is a touch over the top.

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Photo of Ivan52
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

There's really something for everybody here. Very open concept scenic atmospher with plenty of options to suit your style. Kid friendly. Dog friendly. Very friendly staff.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of K4550
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Last year I took the road trip by myself and this year I brought a friend along for the ride. We live near Philly and the drive is 15+ hours but every single second is worth it. New Glarus is one of the most beautiful breweries (and one of the most beautiful places) in the United states. The biergarten is gorgeous and has sweeping views of the Wisconsin countryside to go with a cold pour of whatever is on tap. The beer selection that is on at any given time is small considering their huge portfolio of offerings but the gift shop and beer depot always have plenty of other goodies for take out. The vibe is friendly and the staff is very knowledgeable about their brand and the brews that they hand out. A neat little plus is that after you buy beer for on-site consumption, you are allowed to keep the glass that it came in. I would definitely encourage everyone to take the trip in whatever way they can. Totally worth it.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of maxcoinage
3.76/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

As many have stated, the layout and beer garden area is fantastic. Perfect place to enjoy a couple locally crafted beers. However, the selection is weak. Any bar or gas station in Wisconsin sells the same exact beers, in fact the bars in town in New Glarus have more NG beers on tap then them. No food is available other than snacks from the gift shop. The beer mustard from the shop is excellent! It was definitely cool to check out, but not sure if I'll be back anytime soon. If I lived in the near vicinity, eg Madison, this would be cool to check out once a month or so, but it's not worth a 2 hour trip, esp when they close at 5pm.

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Photo of Knobs303
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, WI
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