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National Brewery Museum

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Address: 209 S Main St, Potosi, WI 53820-9675
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Great place to visit while near Potosi, Wisconsin.

My wife and I just happened to stumble upon the National Brewery Museum in Potosi, WI this weekend. What a fun and interesting stop. Lots and lots of "beer" history inside this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
Dale P
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My wife and I just happened to stumble upon the National Brewery Museum in Potosi, WI this weekend. What a fun and interesting stop. Lots and lots of "beer" history inside this building, and the displays are constantly changing. All displays are donated by personal collections from around the country. Tons of old beer signs, bottles, lights, etc. You can... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We live 30 minutes away in Dubuque and thought we would try something new. We were unable to go on a tour, the only tour on a Saturday in winter is at 1:30pm (we knew this in advance but we had planned on eating supper). We arrived at 5:30pm for supper. We were in a group of 6. Bar was... More 

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Thank nvrenuf379
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Drop a couple of extra bucks and enjoy the tour. Learn about breweryana and how beer was traditionally marketed

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Thank Philip P
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you have any interest in the history of the beer business, this well out of the way attraction is worth the effort to visit. Located in a small southwest Wisconsin town on the Great River Road, this fascinating museum would seem more likely to be found in Milwaukee, St. Louis, or some other more prominent brewing location. The very... More 

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Thank Ledyard
Pecatonica, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is an interesting tour. You start off by learning a little about the history of the brewery and tasting the beers. You then enter the facility that is very modern and learn about the process of making the beer. We also got to tour the National Brewery museum. They have several displays of past breweriana that are changed periodically.

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Thank Dolly M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Good for adults and children. Even better when there's an event on. Listen to the age by history and how brewing began. Enjoy the horses go for a ride on a dray. See the old vehicles but don't forget to go into the brewery tap !! Try the local beverage sit back and enjoy.

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Thank agatha282015
Potosi, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You'll have a great time visiting the brewery and taste testing the various types of craft brews. Check out the museum and gift shop too!

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Thank NanaWan
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were fascinated by the amount of history such as the various bottles and cans dating back hundreds of years. As well as the advertising , old capping equipment and numerous displays all set in an old stone building.

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Thank CatzandMike
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

As a kid I would visit areas near Potosi. We'd drive through the town and the ramshackle brewery. Sometimes visit the lead mine. So when a manager of a Madison area restaurant told me about the Potosi brewery and museum I put it on my list of road trips for this summer. The museum gives you a glimpse back to... More 

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Thank MatthewHundley
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The old beer commercials were a hoot. Lots of old beer relics - enjoyed seeing some of the old brands that are long gone.

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