Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Glarus

When we were planning our trip to Wisconsin, the Luhrs Ladies, particularly Victoria, told us we needed to go by New Glarus, a Swiss town not far from Madison.  Besides begin a quaint town, it is the home of the New Glarus brewery.  That's all Don needed to hear.

Finding the entrance to the brewery was somewhat challenging . . . So glad we had called ahead after we read we could not take the RV to the parking lot.  Don unhooked the Jeep and we were off.  As we entered the driveway, we saw this lovely quilt block on the side of the entrance barn.  There must be a quilt trail somewhere in the county.

The brewery just opened a large expansion in July.  Although we did not see what it was like before, the new additions impressed us.  As Don purchased his tasting glass, I headed to the self-guided tour.  I hope they put out a more information signs about brewing beer, as we would have enjoyed reading about it, but the tour was still quite interesting.  My mechanical engineer was enthralled with the first-class installation of the equipment.  

The engineer taking pictures of the equipment

After finishing the tour, we frequented the gift shop.  I had to put the brakes on Don, but we had enough money left to purchase a little of the New Glarus beer.  Their offerings include Totally Naked, Two Women, Spotted Cow, Staghorn (which is this year's Octoberfest beer), and Cabin Fever (which we tried to buy but couldn't because it is a winter beer).  Don's take on the three he tried was that they were delicious.  Not one was "out in left field."  I think that speaks well for the New Glarus Brewery.

1 comment:

  1. Hurray! You're doing so many things we LOVED about Wisconsin!!!