Potosi is Beer’s Hometown!
People in Potosi, know a little something about fine beer. Small batches. Quality ingredients. A blue-collar work ethic. An artist’s spirit. An explorer’s curiosity. That’s Potosi. And it’s here, in Beer’s Hometown. Potosi, Wisconsin.
Potosi is where beer is an art form and our craft is celebrated at the National Brewery Museum. The beer was brewed in this town, by its fine people, in a small batch with the finest ingredients.
Founded in 1852, the Potosi Brewing Company became the fifth largest brewery in Wisconsin and distributed coast to coast. The brewery survived prohibition but closed in 1972. Following a $7.5 million restoration, the Potosi Brewery Foundation, a non-profit organization and sole owner of the Potosi Brewing Company, reopened the brewery in 2008. The facility is home to the National Brewery Museum™, a brewpub, restaurant, beer garden, gift shop, and Great River Road Interpretive Center. The Potosi Brewery’s mission is to channel profits into its markets served to support historical and educational based initiatives, and charitable causes.
In January of 2001 the Potosi Brewery building was donated to the Potosi Foundation, and the brewery property was officially transferred. Following a $7.5 million restoration, the Potosi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and sole owner of the Potosi Brewing Company, reopened the brewery in 2008.
Read more about the Potosi Foundation.
Take a look at some of Potosi Brewery’s memorabilia of years gone by. Be sure to visit our Gift Shop to purchase today’s memorabilia!