CHEESE, BREWERIES AND WINERIES
Monroe is proud to be the home of the oldest, continually operating brewery in the midwest. There are several options within the immediate area for the cheese, wine or beer lover in your group!
Minhas Craft Brewery
The Minhas Brewery, formerly known as the Joseph Huber Brewing Company was built in 1845. The Brewery is the oldest continuously operating brewery in the Midwest and the second oldest in the nation. For a flavorful taste of history, be sure to take a tour! Tours available Friday and Saturday. Call 608.325.3191 for reservations. Minhas currently brews Huber, Rhinelander, and Mountain Crest brands as well as Blumer soda.
1208 14th Avenue, Monroe WI
New Glarus Brewing Company
Nestled just outside of the rolling hills of New Glarus, is the home of the Microbrewers of the ever popular Spotted Cow Ale, Raspberry Tart Framboise and Belgian Red Cherry Ale. Free self-guided tours are available daily.
Hwy. 69, New Glarus, WI
National Historic Cheesemaking Center
The National Historic Cheesemaking Center is located at the intersection of Hwy. 69 South and 21st Street. It is a restored 1888 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad depot. Tourists can recapture the past by touring the center which replicates an 1800s era cheese factory, along with displays, maps and history about our rich cheesemaking tradition. Their welcome center offers local, country and state information on attractions and activities. Open April through October.
2108 6th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
New Glarus Primrose Winery
Offering a wide selection of wines, made primarily from Wisconsin grown grapes and fruit, New Glarus Primrose Winery is just a short drive from Monroe and located in the historic swiss town of New Glarus.
226 N. 2nd. Street, New Glarus, WI