New Glarus Brewing | New Glarus, Wisconsin
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New Glarus Brewing
Excellent based on 97 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

2400 state Hwy 69
New Glarus, Wisconsin United States 53574 [ print map ]
608 527 5850

Hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mayor: Leighton (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 12

New Glarus Brewing

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Beer Available At New Glarus Brewing (arranged by most recent)
New Glarus R & D Wild Peach 100, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Imperial Weizen 99, New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb 100, New Glarus Raspberry Tart 100, New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red 100, New Glarus Pumpkin Pie Lust 85, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Scream IIPA 99, New Glarus Home Town Blonde 90, New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Wild Blackberry 100, Sprecher Black Bavarian 98, New Glarus Staghorn Octoberfest Beer 87, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Wild Sour Ale 99, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Spiced Ale 95, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Apple Ale 98, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Cran-bic Ale 99, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin 93, New Glarus Serendipity 100, New Glarus Thumbprint Series IIPA 99, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Winter Warmer 90, New Glarus Yokel 67
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97 reviews for New Glarus Brewing
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  78%
 Selection  71%
 Food  74%
 Value  75%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1439) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
Visited twice now, once in 2011 and once on the way to GTMW this year (August 9, 2013).

This place is really cool, even if you donít like their beer. They have somewhat of a castle on top of a hill. They finally paved the road that leads up to it but itís still kind of remote and rustic. Inside is both a humungous brewery (they actually just added a whole other building for more fermenters) that you can take a self guided tour of and a gift shop. They have at least a dozen different types of glasses for sale, if youíre into collecting glassware. Outside theyíve done some work and have built some ruins down the side of the hill. They have a bar too of course. You have to buy the glass the first time for an extra dollar. Fills are kind of expensive, as is the merchandise, but I guess I canít complain about being able to get pints of Serendipity on tap. Below the building is a bottle shop. You can buy individual bottles or you can buy cases (they have case discounts). They also have a truck come out that does brick oven pizzas. Really cool place to hang out but know that they respect their distributors and mark the beer up more at the brewery. Go to the gas station down the street if you want to buy the beer cheaper.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno  (7) Iowa | August 18, 2013
New,nice,being developed,big,comfortable,scenic somewhat,good vibe,loved the visit will do again soon. Cute little switzerland town. Would have liked to have more selection. Especially some of the specialty/ seasonals which I could find of more in their local stores.Great potential and will like to see it grow into the beautiful thing it will become in a few more years.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaaron  (114) Arizona | August 15, 2013
Beer Heaven on Earth. Overlooking a valley of beautiful rolling hills of Wisconsin farmlands. 75 degrees of perfect sun, fluffy clouds, a gentle breeze. Wild grass and flowers sway, butterflies dance, birds sing. All is right in the world as you enjoy a fresh New Glarus draft. I could go on but dont need to... Belongs on every beer lovers Bucket List.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz  (63) Erin, Wisconsin | August 12, 2013
Beautiful countryside setting up on a hill overlooking the valley. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Dan the brewmaster was even out and about chatting with folks. Your is self guided and small. Samplings available. Great outdoor area to sit and have a few pints. Samples of full pints are a little pricy but not outrageous.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (197) Lansing, Kansas | July 19, 2013
About 30 miles south of Madison, New Glarus is worth the drive. Self-guided tour that is somewhat lacking. Tour is no charge. You can sample 3 beers for $3.50 and keep the glass. The samples are available in the gift shop. Current beers are available in the "depot". Expansion is going on. Very clean and modern facility. First class operation,.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (758) Traveling the USA, Missouri | July 7, 2013
Visited around the noon hour on the day before July 4th. I love what the companyís going for in this quasi- "mountain"-side Swiss-German chalet. The self-guided tour highlights an amazingly clean, modern and ship-shape brewing operation. The tasting room itself wasnít open this day, but they were offering tasters out of the gift shop, which was fine by me. Great value in their sampler options with a glass thrown in, but they only had about 6 of their beers. Nice outside patio (a work in progress) with a nice view of the hilly Wisconsin countryside. They sell a few chessy snacks, or you can bring your own. Nice place. (Brewery #607)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Vballnbeer  (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
Great beer and lots to choose from. Their fruit beers are legendary!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87  (85) Rockford, Illinois | January 6, 2013
While it is a beautiful brewery, there are some problems I saw. First off, me and the lady get in there and ask about a tour. The tasting lady says "well, just go ahead and walk around." This is fine for me, but for someone who is looking for a "tour", not so good. The "tasting" was less of a tasting and more of a bar. 3 samples for $3.50 or one large beer for $5-8, depending on beer. No one to tell us about what we were tasting, more of "get your beer and move on". Only 5 brews on tap, all of which I have had. Value is there, because the "tour" was free. Overall, meh. This place makes such good beer, I was really hoping for a better tour.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jebert  (13) Watertown, Wisconsin | September 24, 2012
Very modern facility built in 2007, with addition in 2009 and ongoing construction in 2011. The new brewery is south of town on HWY 69 where the tours and tasting are now held. The original brewery now brews mainly the specialty beers while the new one brews the largest sellers including Spotted Cow and Moon Man. Self guided tour lacks the use of the hand held listening devices formerly used in the original brewery. Cashier informed me that these will be coming but are not front burner. Facilities are ultramodern and very clean with a few signs and TV monitors to help you to understand what you are seeing. Three beautiful cooper brew kettles are the tour highlight. Tasting room is smallish but brewery has added a beautiful beer garden in which to enjoy your beer if the weather is right. Three 3 ounce pours plus souvenir glass are included for a $3.50 charge. 5 beers on tap today including their raspberry beer (excellent). Passion of owners reflected throughout facility and beer. Not surprising these folks are successful. The gift shop is well stocked with a wide variety of choices. Bring the VISA.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty  (205) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 7, 2012
Finally decided to stop by 8.4.12, off the beaten path for my taste and will impact my decision for a return visit. I am not a huge fan of this brewery, but did enjoy the visit when I finally got on site. Very cool that you get to keep the glass from the tasting. Just wish they had more stuff available in the bottle shop when I was there.

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