This was my third visit to New Glarus over the past nine months. The ride into the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin is softer on the eye than the flat corn fields of Chicagoland. Their beer is top notch and so is the location of the hill top brewery.
Tours are free and pretty much self guided. For $3.00 you get a glass to keep and three tastes of any of their beers on tap. Six packs are mix and match for $8.00. Can't go wrong there.
The staff will go out of their way to help in any way possible. This time around they actually sent someone to the old brewery to pick me up a case of Unplugged Cherry Stout before release date!!!!!
I couldn't thank them enough and that still has me saying wow. Not too many places go that far out of their way to please their customers.
Not that I wasn't before, but I am a New Glarus fan for life. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers