New Glarus Brewing

Mayor: Travlr (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 12
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Beers At New Glarus Brewing

NameABVEntered
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Wild Sour Ale5%9/27/2016
New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Pommier Sauvage5.2%9/26/2016
New Glarus Spotted Cow4.9%9/8/2016
New Glarus Two Women Lager (2011-)5%9/8/2016
New Glarus Uff-da Bock7.3%9/8/2016
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red4%9/8/2016
New Glarus Staghorn Octoberfest Beer6.25%9/8/2016
New Glarus R & D Vintage 20155%8/30/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin 20160%8/26/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Scream IIPA9%8/25/2016
New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Champ du Blanc10%8/25/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Cran-bic Ale6%8/17/2016
New Glarus Bubbler0%8/17/2016
New Glarus Totally Naked Extra Pale Lager5%8/17/2016
New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat7.2%8/17/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Apple Ale3.8%8/16/2016
New Glarus Coffee Stout4.8%8/16/2016
New Glarus Zwickel Bier (2016)5.3%8/14/2016
New Glarus Raspberry Tart4%6/10/2016
New Glarus R & D Vintage 20146%4/30/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Milk Stout0%3/4/2016
New Glarus R & D Wild Peach7.25%2/4/2016
New Glarus Pumpkin Pie Lust0%1/15/2016
New Glarus Yokel4.2%1/14/2016
New Glarus R & D Golden Ale (2015)6%1/9/2016
New Glarus R & D Bramble Berry: Bourbon Barrel Aged7.5%12/12/2015
New Glarus Fat Squirrel Nut Brown Ale5.5%12/6/2015
New Glarus Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale5%12/4/2015
New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Wild Blackberry5%11/27/2015
New Glarus R & D Wild Bitter10%11/12/2015
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Spiced Ale0%9/26/2015


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (690) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 18, 2016
Visited during GTMW week for the latest R&D release. Before commenting on the brewery experience Iíll just say that these guys probably run the smoothest beer releases in the country. I was probably 300th in line and had my beer in hand 5 minutes after they started serving customers. The hilltop brewery is a handsome place with sweeping scenic views of the surrounding countryside. Thereís a tap room, souvenir shop, and bottle shop for visitors to check out. Beers on tap numbered about 6-8 and included most of the core range in addition to a couple of exclusives. Tall pours of Belgian Red in perfect condition made the drive from Madison worth it. Service was kind and friendly. Overall, this place is a destination brewery for any beer enthusiast. Well worth a long detour.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
muzzlehatch  (315) Beloit, Wisconsin | July 15, 2016| Updated July 17, 2016
New review July, 2015: My old review reflects the old brewery, located on the other side of town. The hilltop brewery is a better experience for the beer geek in every way, with a beautiful gift shop and tasting room and just awesome deck with a panoramic view of the valley below. Iíve visited four times in the last three years, most recently twice in the past couple of months to pick up some Zwickel. Obviously for those out of state itís worth coming for the year-round beers, but even for an in-stater like me there are often these special brewery-only gems. I havenít taken the tour at this new location yet but Iím sure itís fairly cool. As some others have mentioned, it would be great if they offered just a little food, but I suppose if they did it would end up encouraging people to stay and making the place more crowded than it already is - sometimes the parking lot is absolutely full, even on weekdays. Anyway, essential.

Original review October, 2006: Did the self-guided tour; would have loved to have gotten one from Dan Carey but I didnít have a lot of choice as to when I came. It IS a very informative tour, the facility is beautiful and exceptionally clean even for a brewery; I swear you wouldnít mind eating off of any surface. Very impressed by the gift shop -- they had several different glasses, gift packs, t-shirts, glasses from other breweries (kinda cool) and rubber Holsteins. Yeah the sampler isnít worth it though if the Raspberry Tart had been from a keg I wouldíve had to have sprung for it. Anyway, a good tour for anyone and a must if you love this brewery.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan  (322) McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia | June 28, 2016
Wow, this place is completely over the top. There must be a ton of money in Spotted Cow, because this place must have cost a small fortune to build. Itís impressive but certainly not the cozy brewery tasting room experience that I enjoy. You have to stand in line to get a tasting glass and wrist bracelet with three tear off charms. You then stand in line with your glass to get it filled at the cost of one of the "charms". Itís efficient I guess, but very impersonal. They had six beers on offer, a coujple of which were pretty mediocre. The beer garden tasting area was very pleasant, offering sweeping fews of the Wisconsin country side. I donít think I will be back.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim  (35) Granville, Illinois | June 11, 2016
I was there Friday(6/10) for the latest R&D release. Meet a lot of great beer enthusiasts there at 6 in the morning. Around 8 am, Deb Carey came around and walked amongst us and spent time talking beer and asking us questions. I saw her here and there for the 6-7 hours I was there. The release was well organized and fun. The brewery is easy to get around and, in the simplest of words, a beer mecca. Great layout, easy to get around, and a beer court that is worth visiting.Canít wait to go back.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BuckyNBeer  (7) Schofield, Wisconsin | February 2, 2016
I have been here a few times now and I always look forward to going back. The brewery itself is stunning and the beer here is my favorite of all time. I have never been on a hard hat tour but the self guided tours are nice. They have an ok beer selection on site but I wish they had more rarities as well. The gift shop is nice and the beer garden is amazing in the summertime.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | November 30, 2015
In summary, this is how Disney World would make a brewery. It is immaculate, stunningly large and spotlessly clean. There are information placards around for self-guided tours. They have the most pristine brewing facility I have ever seen in over 250 breweries and brewpubs visited around the world. The copper kettles on display are beautiful and fully functional. NG is split into multiple sections among its grounds. First, there is the actual bottle shop where you can buy bottles to go - a lot of them. Cases and cases of their core and seasonal brands. Plus, a hefty number of their fruit beers in 750mL bottles and, if you are lucky, 500mL bottles of their limited releases. Prices are super reasonable. Staff is very nice. There is then a more touristy gift shop that looks straight out of Disney. Lots of glassware, shirts, breweriana, and even cheese. The real "meat" of the NG experience is the courtyard where you have to first wait in line to get your glass and ticket for a beer. Once you pay for your glass and ticket, you have to stand in a second line to get your full pour of beer. The price seems higher, but you get to keep your glass, which is a very nice logoíed, custom pilsner flute. The facility overall looks like a Little Switzerland from Disneyís Epcot or a village from Magic Kingdom. That isnít to say it is corny, it just looks too perfect for a brewery. In stark contrast, our visit to Madisonís Capital Brewery that next day, and it was filthy.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
JK  (363) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 22, 2015
Visited Friday afternoon before Great Taste. This was my first time here and I did not realize how big New Glarus brewing was. This is a large industrial operation, and the brewery is open to wander through. The outside area is very nice, in the cross of a Swiss village and ruins of a medieval abbey. Terraces and views in several directions. Only four or five beers on, so there is not much selection. Musicians blowing the horns than mountain folk might have used to communicate hundreds of years ago was fun. No food available, given how packed this place is, a simple bratwurst and pretzel stand would be a goldmine. Lots of fun.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (566) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 13, 2015
A beautiful brewery on top of a hill overlooking the town. A bavarian themed brewery with a large beer garten, and indoor drinking space as well as a gift shop and a separate bottle shop. Service is always great and friendly. Happy to talk beer too! Always a good number of beers available on tap and in bottles. Prices a great and they have a vendor come in with a pizza oven for food sometimes. A world class brewery!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2508) Charlotte , North Carolina | August 7, 2015
This is a massive place on a hilltop that dominates the small town beneath it. You pass the old NG brewery on the left as you approach the new brewery, and sours are still brewed at the old facility. The new place has tons of parking, once you navigate the windy road up the hill. Many buildings, each with different functions, so itís worth poking your head into each one that doesnít have a "brewers only" sign. You can stroll around the brewery itself, large and impressive. There are several stores, but the highlight is a massive multi-level patio out back with multiple tasting areas, tables, and faux abbey ruins. We visited for an R&D release which was not crowded at all. Very well organized, although that system leaves you with multiple bracelets and indelible ink marks. Tasters of three beers was $8. They allow outside bottles and coolers, so tons of folks were sharing bottles among the tables. Earns its nickname as the Disneyland of Breweries, but in a good way.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ARH  (99) Chicago, Illinois | January 5, 2015
Although it has a "in the middle of nowhere" reputation, itís not too hard to find. Itís right off the main road into and out of the town. Coming from the south, the landscape was picturesque even before arriving on the New Glarus Brewing campus / farm. What they did with the driveway was pretty impressive as well - although I could see being terrifying in icy conditions - and very scenic. Parking was ample, the staff was friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The gift shop and bottle shop where both abundantly stocked and almost overwhelming. You can basically buy whatever beer theyíre currently distributing in bottle form from their bottle shop. The samples are prices in groups of three for $3.50, and theyíre pretty healthy 3 oz pours - so you can try everything they have on tap without breaking the bank - although be careful because the food options are limited (although I couldíve bought cheese and sausage from the gift shop now that I think of it). There were nine options on tap when I was there, and they were all available for sale in bottle form, plus a few others that werenít on tap in the sample room. It definitely had a beer wonderland feel to it - a worthwhile stop for the casual tourist or beer adventurer.

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