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National Brewery Museum

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Potosi, Wisconsin

Not a beer museum but a brewery museum, providing "a total breweriana experience" for those who really care about how their beer is made. Its focus is on small breweries, many no longer in business. Housed in a formerly abandoned brewery, it features a working bar that serves beer made on site from local spring water.

Exhibits explore themes such as "Beer Goes to War" and "Responsible Drinking." Early brewing equipment is showcased in a cave where beer was stored before the arrival of electric refrigeration. The museum also displays items that you'd expect to see in a regular beer museum, such as bottles, clocks, serving trays, mugs, neon signs, kegs, bottle and can openers, saloon art, etc.

National Brewery Museum

Potosi Brewing Company

Address:
209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI
Directions:
From the town of Potosi drive south on Hwy 133/Great River Rd for a little over a mile. The museum will be on the right, in the old brewery, which is next to the road.
Hours:
Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
608-763-4002
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