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

newglarusbrewing.com

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%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
awaller05  (20) Sharon, Wisconsin | January 22, 2007
Have been here three times and am not pleased as the tour was quite fast the one time we stopped there. The second time we took a self guided tour and that seemed better. All three times we walked out with a shirt, mug or some other knick knack. A must do if your in New Glarus
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo  (58) Harrison, Ohio | January 7, 2007
I had the privilege of visiting the original New Glarus Brewery on 11/11/2006 (they are in the process of building a newer and bigger one). The brewery is beautiful. They have a self-guided tour that allows you to walk through and see a lot of the brewery including the kettles (beautiful copper), bottling line (very modern), and aging room (HUGE wooden barrels). Warning: The self-guided audio tour takes 2.5 hours if you listen to everything! There is tons of interesting and good information in the tour, but unfortunately we just didnít have time to listed to it all! The tasting included three beers (Yokel, Copper Kettle Weiss, Raspberry Tart) and a tasting glass that you get to keep. There is also a nice gift shop to buy all sorts of New Glarus paraphenalia as well as their current brew offerings. This was well worth the trip!
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 26, 2006| Updated June 15, 2008
This was my second visit to the brewery. The first time was about a year after they opened. What a change. I did the self guided audio tour. It took about an hour or so and was pretty cool. The antique copper brewing equipment they had shipped over from Germany is an amazing sight to see. There were samples at the end, 4 for $3.50ish, and on my tour the raspberry tart was from a keg. Great tour, and a very neat little town if you feel like exploring afterward.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | October 24, 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy  (44) Chicago, | February 18, 2006| Updated February 19, 2006
This place is a real class act. They have a nice self-guided tour complete with hand-held listening device, a well-stocked gift shop with oodles of New Glarus varieties (though, as others have noted, itís mostly stuff widely available in area retail stores since their specialty stuff sells out quickly), plus other schwag like shirts, hats, glasses, little stress-relieving squeezable-foam cows, etc. One canít help but notice how slick and tidy the place is, from shop to production floor to the office space, even the hallways and bathrooms. And itís all on display too -- even the research and microbiology labs. Only complaint is that the tastings should be more inclusive. $3.50 ought to buy more than a couple sips each of three sampled varieties -- and you donít even get to choose which three -- especially when the shelves are stocked with a dozen different beers. Definitely worth a visit.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | December 30, 2005
Great microbrew for beer, a nice story on the visit, but not much of a place to get a drink, they have a couple samples and no real place to drink em.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves  (100) Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin | December 1, 2005
By far Wisconsinís best micro brew. Take the tour before or after visiting the lovely Swiss influenced town of New Glarus.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
dancinwillie  (1) Lake Mills, Wisconsin | November 16, 2005
New Glarus is fantastic! Friendly, good self guided tour, all the beer and goodies anyone could excpect.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
norushjohnnie  (3) Sister Bay, Wisconsin | October 26, 2005
The lack of tour guides was a real bummer here, and the pre-recorded self-tour got really annoying, but a decent gift shop and good sampling. I picked up a very nice glass here, along with a sticker. Not as much beer in the gift shop as I woudíve liked, but more than most places near my house so I canít complain. My biggest problem was that they chose to sample out their Totally Naked Lager, which is the only thing Iíve tried from here that I didnít like.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
delmecum  (10) Western Illinois, Illinois | October 10, 2005
Saturday stop. Looks like a microbrewery. Almost to hospital like atmosphere. Canít go there...we have a tour going on.....a little disorganized. Not much for tastings...3 beers. Why try to sell your product at the source if youíre not showing off ALL your products? Oh by the way.....buy their beer at any of the local stores....itís cheaper than at the brewery!!

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