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!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy