United States > Wisconsin > Glendale
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 8, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Iíve done the tour here a couple times, which is OK.. it was informative and you get to sample some beers at the end, but I like Lakefrontís approach better. Iíve had some trouble with the gift shop where I call in advance to see if they have Barrel-Aged something-or-other, they check and give me the affirmative, then I drive out there to find people that donít know what Iím talking about that try to sell me a different beer (this has happened more than once, and itís frustrating as all hell).
Dansting (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 29, 2007
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Visited for a 1 PM tour on a Saturday in August. Place was nice looking, but nothing spectacular. Tour guide was informative and pleasant, and the tour was not too long. Tours cost $3, which included a tasting glass and tickets for four beers. During our tour, some people in other groups didnít use all of their tickets and gave us some, so we were able to sample seven beers. Their beers were outstanding, and they had about 10 different choices to try. Kids can tour as well, as they also make root beer and other soft drinks. They sell beer as well, and you can buy mixed four packs of their 16-ounce bottles for about $1.35 a bottle (their Generation Porter cost $1.99). Really a great place to check out when in southeastern Wisconsin.
kmeves (100) Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin | August 4, 2006| Updated July 26, 2007
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The tour can range from very good to uninspirational depending on the guide. Excellent gift shop and indoor beer garden for samples afterwards.
HopsOrDie (11) New Lenox, Illinois | August 3, 2006
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Went on the "tour" with the kids. The "tour" consisted of looking at the brewing and bottling equipment with an explanation. Nothing was actually working (bummer). The tasting room is well worth going on the tour as kids can sample as much pop as they like and adults get 4 drink tickets.
1FastSTi (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | July 29, 2006
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Finally stopped in. The gift store seems to be hopping with business. I didnít tour it. All their beer was available as well as their sodas. I was tempted to buy some of the new soda flavors.
hopdog (278) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | July 21, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Didnít do the tour (stopped by the gift store during the week). Cool looking building. Nice selection of all their current beers sold in singles. Staff was more than friendly and helpful
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | May 26, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of the finest brewery tours around. Tourguide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable, and the tour itself was more hands-on than most. Got to try some hops pellets which was pretty gross, but a good story nonetheless. The tasting room is amazing. My wife is not a beer drinker so I got to use her "tickets" to try all their beers; normally you have to pay extra to have more than a few samples. Even so, itís worth it. Excellent beer, excellent craft pop too, well worth the stopover.
jebert (15) Watertown, Wisconsin | April 19, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable tour. Tour leader very enthusiastic. Tour is educational and enjoyable, albeit pretty basic. Lots of choices in the sampling room including many of Sprecherís very tasty premium sodas. Gift shop is fully stocked although not all seasonals available at all times. Quality and pride are evident throughout.
jewedekind (37) Middleton , Wisconsin | January 29, 2006
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You have to reserve a spot on the tour in advance - which is a hassle, but the tours are very popular, so I understand why they require it. I showed up with some friends without a reservation and they let us on the tour at the last minute. They were really good about it. Most folks didnít have a clue about the brewing process, so the tour was geared to that level and not much to say good about it. The tasting room is pretty ugly and they limit the number of beers you can have with tickets...again they were good about refills, and lots of folks gave us their unused tickets. Also have their sodas for tasting so you can drag your kids along and make a good day of it. Great place to staock up on beer and soda.
Philip (64) Illinois | August 30, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Iíve gone through the tour on three occassions. As StewardofGondor noted, you get a limited number of pours with your tour, and the pours were nothing not already available in bottles from what I recall. Note that you need to reserve a spot ahead of time to take the tour -- information is on the website. Thereís a nice gift shop where you may purchase bottled beer and merchandise. Iíd highly recommend hitting Koppís Frozen Custard just down down the road for a burger and ice cream.
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