Our Story

New Glarus Brewing Company wasted no time establishing itself as a world class operation. In 1992, Daniel Carey passed the Diploma Master Brewer's Exam at the Institute of Brewing, London. Deb Carey, one of life's entrepreneurial spirits raised the capital for the start-up as a gift to her husband, establishing her as the first woman to found and operate a brewery in the United States.
Daniel and Deb Carey converted an abandoned warehouse into New Glarus Brewing Company's original Riverside Brewery. The first barrels rolled out in November of 1993, the fastest micro brewery start-up ever. Daniel and Deb successfully combine their business management and brewing professionalism with their philosophy based on individuality, cooperation, and use of 100% natural ingredients to produce world class, hand-crafted beers.