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dekester1 (28) Neenah, Wisconsin | July 31, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
This brewery tour was a nice surprise! It exceeded my expectations. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tour included a nice 10 min. video and an explanation of the beer-making process. We got to see old brewhouse (2nd oldest in US) as well as packaging and warehouse. It concluded with an endless number of samples in the very nice hospitality lounge. A bonus was three large rooms of brewiana memorabilia. Also, each person departed with their tasting glass and varieity pack of product. Overall, one of the better tours in southern WI.
SledgeJr (106) Omaha, Nebraska | December 29, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Too bad that some comments below were so negative, especially considering THAT THEY DID NOT EVEN TAKE THE TOUR. My experience at Minhas Craft Brewery was delightful. Doris, the 70 year old tour guide was a delight because she has lived in Monroe all her life and knows where all the skeletons are buried. She proceeds to share many of them during the tour. This was hands down the best brewery tour I have EVER been on and Iíve been on a lot. Sure, the beer here is crappy, but they pour plenty both before and after the tour. They also send you home with your tasting glass and a mixed sixer of their stuff (still crappy beer) to justify the tour price. After the tour ended, one of the sales managers walked into the tasting room and talked beer with us long after the others left. The beeraphernalia on the walls was also a delight. They show a goofy corporate video of the new owners that is a real hoot. I felt that I got my moneyís worth.
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 8, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
I went out here to do the tour on a trip that also included New Glarus. The tour was interesting, more due to the age of the building and brewery ops... darker and dirty, with lots of stairs.. somewhat interesting insight into the history of the place. The staff in the tasting room were friendly enough, but unfortunately the beer sampling was not very enjoyable due to not very good beers. Not worth stopping for.
3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | January 4, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
20 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Wow. Can a brewery be more depressing? This wasnít on our itinerary, but we drove past and thought weíd take a look, not knowing anything about their beer other than it must suck because I didnít know anything about their beer. So you walk in and WOW they make an energy drink is a big blue tallboy can. You should buy some, really, they say. But what about the beer? I saw a few, sure, but they werenít for sale, and there were no taps. No, this was a beer tourist trap, an evil place that should be burned to a crisp. All the t-shirts, bumper stickers and belt buckles you could ever want, complete with a logo for a bad beer. Service gets a 1 because we never saw anybody the entire time. We could have made off with all the cheap, crappy brewania weíd ever want! Instead, we ran out of there after five minutes and apologized to the beer gods for committing such an awful sin. Skip it. Unless, ya know, $10 tours of industrial crappy breweries are your thing, then knock yourself out.
jebert (13) Watertown, Wisconsin | April 17, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Visited here in October 2005. Big,old cavernous buildings, some in need of repair. Lots of history though. Bottling equipment looked dated. Tour was long and didnít follow beer making process from begining to end but more haphazard. Highlight was tasting room which did have nice ambiance and lots of different brews to try. If you can, I recommend skipping the tour and going right to the tasting room.
delmecum (10) Western Illinois, Illinois | October 10, 2005
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Well...donít go here if your expecting to see "modern" equipment...doesnít look like any dollars going back into the brewing business. Saturday tour. Sarah was a peach..a bit stressed out. Not a "need to do again" place. Would be nice if they offered any of their beer for sale. Donít go here if this is your first brewery tour....youíll quit drinking beer if you do.
StewardofGondor (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | June 15, 2005
22 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 4/20
Did the tour on a Friday morning with my wife and son. $2 for those 15 and older. Tour was given by a dispassionate, incompetent derelict without the capacity for public speaking or being a good ambassador for the brewery. Tour was extremely long too - starts with a 45 minute intro and a cheesy video, followed by an hour and a half of wandering through the brewery backwards (started with bottling and ended with brewing.) Hard to hear during tour, and not well set up for visitors. I think you get four samples following the tour, although they all pretty much tasted the same. I say skip this one and go 30 miles north to New Glarus - itís a million times better than this hellish place.
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