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National Brewery Museum

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Address: 209 S Main St, Potosi, WI 53820-9675
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+1 214-705-0975

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A must when visiting Potosi Brewery!

My husband, cousin and Grandma visited this museum, and loved it! I should note that we all love beer and have a great appreciation for history, so if you're not a fan of either... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, cousin and Grandma visited this museum, and loved it! I should note that we all love beer and have a great appreciation for history, so if you're not a fan of either than it may not be your cup of tea. As an out-of-town visitor, I loved learning about brewing history and beer distribution in the area, and... More 

Thank rachelbottoms
Stillwater, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dale P
Dubuque, Iowa
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67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank nvrenuf379
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

Thank Philip P
Chicago, IL
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 

Thank Ledyard
Pecatonica, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dolly M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank agatha282015
Potosi, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 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!

Thank NanaWan
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank CatzandMike
Saint Charles, Missouri
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130 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank MatthewHundley

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