New Glarus Brewing

New Glarus Enigma

The brainchild of head brewer and owner Dan Carey, Enigma was originally brewed in 2003, but was first bottled and released in 2006 as part of the Thumbprint Series of beers at New Glarus. The Thumbprint Series, according to Carey, “…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.”

New Glarus Brewing Spotted Cow Ale

What do you get when you match up a guy who started working in the brewery industry at 20-years-old and a woman who majored in marketing, graphics, studied business and has a strong entrepreneurial spirit? A brewery of course! The husband and wife team Daniel and Deborah Carey are the owners of New Glarus Brewing Co., which was founded in 1993 when Deborah Carey raised the capital to start it as a gift to her husband. Coincidentally, as founder of the brewery, she became the first woman to found and operate a brewery in the United States.