The final stop (well besides a quick trip to the outlet mall) on our trip to Madison and New Glarus on Saturday was to the New Glarus Brewery. It’s just south of the town of New Glarus and easy to find.
I searched for the brewery on Twitter and discovered this article, that may be of interest to you beer lovers out there.
You could taste beer inside or outside. I didn’t feel like tasting any and neither did my mom. I had to drive home and beer just makes me tired. I have tried Spotted Cow before and liked it. The article I linked to above says that it’s the #2 selling beer in Wisconsin (right behind Miller Lite).
The view from the patio area outside was beautiful!
We took the self-guided tour around the brewery and it was really neat to see the processing plant.
Every workplace should have this sign up!
It was cool to see a microbrewery that is independent and thriving in Wisconsin.
The owners are Dan and Deborah Carey. I didn’t know it until reading her background just now, but Deborah actually founded the brewery and she is the first woman to found and operate a brewery in the U.S.
Before leaving, my mom picked out 8 beers at the Beer Depot to take home with her. She chose some Spotted Cow, Uff Da, Totally Naked, and Two Women.
I really wanted to try and buy the Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red (beer with Door County cherries), but the bottles are huge and I would never be able to finish one of those by myself!
If you are ever nearby Madison, I would recommend the trip to New Glarus brewery and to New Glarus!