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Feb 9, 2019

New Glarus Brewing isn't coming soon to a store near you (unless you live in Wisconsin)

Daniel and Deb Carey sent their beer to a few other states for a while, but today New Glarus is Wisconsin's beer.  The Careys want control of their beer and their company, and the easiest way to do that is to keep it as close to home as possible.  The plan seems to be working well for them as New Glarus Brewing is the 17th largest craft brewer in the US, and the 25th largest overall brewery.

Carey's brewing history spans over 30 years.  He earned a degree in Food Science with an emphasis in malting and brewing from UC Davis in 1983, and was valedictorian of the 1987 Siebel Institute course in Brewing Technology.  He apprenticed at a small brewery near Munich and worked for Anheuser-Busch, where he tells us his desk was right next to Mitch Steele's (Stone/New Realm).

Daniel Carey joins us on the show this week to talk about his brewing history and the growth of his brewery.  He shares insight on why they choose to stay in Wisconsin, passing on buy-out offers, and the importance of being a moral business.  We also discuss the Bud Light Super Bowl commercials and get insight on the big deal with corn syrup.  We sample a few New Glarus beers and get info on the brews and the styles.  Plus, we find out the connection that New Glarus has to good 'ol Atlanta.

Episode Guide

New Glarus Brewing with co-owner and brewmaster Daniel Carey
Beer Guys Radio Ep. 163

  • Daniel Carey Introduction, Topics |  00:51
  • New Glarus Uff Da Bock | 01:11
  • Decoction Mashing | 02:38
  • Discussing Bud Light's "corn syrup" Super Bowl commercials | 03:10
  • Beers of the Week | 06:39
  • Craft Beer News | 07:40
    • AB InBev acquires 100% of RateBeer.com
    • Bell's Brewery pulls out of Virginia
  • Daniel Carey's brewing background | 11:46
  • Old school Henry Weinhard | 15:39
  • The benefits of professional brewing education | 16:05
  • New Glarus 2019 Flanders Sour | 19:30
  • New Glarus's many awards | 23:05
  • The growth of New Glarus and staying close to home | 24:38
  • New Glarus Spotted Cow | 28:30
  • Passing on selling out / building a moral business | 29:40
  • New Glarus and Atlanta | 34:00
  • New Glarus Serendipity | 36:25
  • Pioneering sour beer in the US | 38:00
  • New Glarus's "caves" | 40:40
  • Capturing big fruit flavor in your beer | 42:25
  • Next Week | Athletic Brewing Co.