Thumbprint Series

Thumbprint Series
It is always flattering when less imaginative competitors copy our beers, packaging, and/or marketing. I usually accept this as a personal challenge to do something more. When our trademarked Solstice name was infringed on, I regrouped with Dancing Man. When lots of deconstructed 4 and 6 packs showed up I knew I was doing a good job. When another Midwestern brewer released a "Un*******" series. I thought I can do better.

Thumbprint beers are still brewed with the beer enthusiast in mind. Thumbprint beers are brewed in small batches that are intended to be available for one time only. However, popular demand has caused some styles to return. This is my own thumbprint, to let everyone know this is a real New Glarus handcrafted beer! Cheers.

—Deborah Carey (President, New Glarus Brewing Company)

A few times a year, we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again.

  • Find out more about Cran-bic. Cran-bic Sparkling and bright this is a Wisconsin original created for you in the traditional method employed by the Lambic Brewers of Belgium.
  • Find out more about Scream IIPA. Scream IIPA Scream boasts an inspired 85 IBUs that reverberate cleanly though this IIPA.
  • Find out more about Apple Ale. Apple Ale Our Brewmaster begins with a brown ale base employing Wisconsin farmed wheat and a blend of fresh picked apples.
  • Find out more about Enigma. Enigma Our Master Brewer has forged a smooth garnet tapestry that defies description.
  • Find out more about Oud Bruin 2016. Oud Bruin 2016 Soft toffee notes lead with a blend of Wisconsin, British and German malts that first rested in the Coolship before spontaneously fermenting on oak in the cave.
  • Find out more about Strawberry Rhubarb. Strawberry Rhubarb Diploma Master Brewer Dan employed juicy sweet Strawberries to tame the barbaric wild tart fermentation of rhubarb. Bright sour and effervescent.
  • Find out more about Smoke on the Porter. Smoke on the Porter Wisconsin barleys were generously cold smoked with Cherry Wood in Chilton by our friends at Briess Malting.
  • Find out more about Berliner Weisse. Berliner Weisse Napoleon hailed this tart beer style "the Champagne of the North." A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weisse is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor.
  • Find out more about Cherry Stout. Cherry Stout This ale is aged in Oak barrels to promote the spontaneous fermentation. Eight Wisconsin malted barleys combined with Wisconsin Montmorency Cherries...
  • Find out more about Spotted Cow Grand Cru. Spotted Cow Grand Cru Bottle fermented and hazy, this boss Cow rules.