Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Co.
Location: New Glarus, Wisconsin
Production: 1478,000 BBLs (2013)
Year Founded: 1993
Brewmaster: Dan Carey
Brewmaster’s Favorite Beer: “My favorite beer is ‘the one in front of me!’ Really depends on the time of year and my mood but given the choice I’d go with Hometown Blonde. Others are Moon Man, Spotted Cow, Coffee Stout.”
Innovation / Awards: In 1995 and 1999, the New Glarus Brewing Company was named one of the World’s Ten Best Breweries at the World Brewery Championship. This competition involved more than three hundred breweries from 28 countries who submitted over 700 beers.
More recently our little brewery was named Midsize Brewery of the Year in 2005 and again in 2006 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Dan Carey, Diploma Master Brewer, was also named Brewer of the Year in both 2005 and 2006 at the Great American Beer Festival.
In 2011, Deb Carey was named small business owner of the year for Wisconsin and was first runner-up for the 2011 National Small Business Person of the Year.
Availability: “Only in Wisconsin!”
About: Dan and Deb Carey have successfully combined their business management and brewing professionalism with their philosophy based on individuality, cooperation, and the employment of 100% natural ingredients to produce world class, handcrafted beers for their friends in Wisconsin.
Dan Carey, a Diploma Master Brewer, is well known in the microbrewery world.
He is the Co-owner and Brewmaster for the New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
Dan Carey has worked in the Brewing Industry since the age of 20. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science with an emphasis in Malting and Brewing Science from the University of California at Davis in 1983. He served his apprenticeship at a small brewery near Munich, Germany and has operated and constructed numerous breweries throughout the United States. He was valedictorian of the 1987 Siebel Institute Course in Brewing Technology. He passed the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Diploma Examination in 1990 as well as their Master Brewer Examination in 1992. Before starting New Glarus Brewing Company with Deborah Carey, he was a Production Supervisor for Anheuser-Busch. Dan won the Association of Brewers 2003 “Small Brewer of the Year” Award, the 2005 and 2006 “Mid Size Brewer of the Year” Awards, as well as the 2006 “Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing.”
Deb Carey is the Founder and President of the New Glarus Brewing Company.
One of life’s entrepreneurial spirits, she 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.
She is a native of Wisconsin. She attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana majoring in marketing and graphics. An entrepreneur at heart, she started her first business at the age of sixteen.
After studying Business with the S.B.A. and Clackamus College in Portland, Oregon Deb met the challenge of establishing the New Glarus Brewing Co. in 1993. As Founder and President of “One of the Top Ten Breweries in the World” she does everything—except brew the beer!
Retired Beers: (Though some re-emerge)
Copper Kettle Weiss
Dan’s Best Bitter