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National Brewery Museum, Potosi

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The National Brewery Museum™ and Research Library is a venue for breweriana collectors to display their prized artifacts in a world-class museum with many display areas.

The museum is located in the wonderfully restored Potosi Brewery Company in Potosi, Wisconsin. Potosi is located in the beautiful South West corner of Wisconsin, a short drive from Dubuque Iowa.

There are many display areas including a cave, where beer was stored, prior to refrigeration, now containing late 1800 early 1900 brewing equipment. A “Great Room” Displaying some of the finest metal signage, neons and other pieces from the Schuetz collection.

The Potosi Complex also contains a Transportation Museum and the Great River Road Interpretive Center.

A visit provides a total breweriana experience. Original “Good Old Potosi” is now being brewed on site along with other fine craft brews, a great restaurant, Beer Garden and Gift Shop.

PURPOSE:

The ABA Museum Foundation, Inc. was established in 2003, for the purpose of developing and managing the National Brewery Museum and the ABA Breweriana Reference library, within the historic Potosi Brewery that was established in 1852. The National Brewery Museum is an educational, cultural, and research element of the American Breweriana Association, Inc. that was established in 1978. The ABA Museum Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. The National Brewery Museum's purpose is to preserve breweriana and advertising history through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of technical and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their technical and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for breweriana collectors, brewery historians, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education.
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  • 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 displ...  more »
  • 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 planne...  more »
  • Drop a couple of extra bucks and enjoy the tour. Learn about breweryana and how beer was traditionally marketed  more »