Potosi Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

209 S Main St
Potosi, Wisconsin, 53820
United States

(608) 763-4002 | map

Site of the National Brewery Museum.

Added by SurgeonGeneral on 06-01-2008

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Reviews by emerge077:
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Potosi, WI, population 711.

The restoration project to rebuild the Potosi brewery took 7 years, and they did an amazing job. The best part about this place is the history really, and seeing an old brewery re-purposed as a brewpub and National Breweriana Museum. The architecture is cool, as the brewery was originally built into the side of a hill, and partially into a cave for cold storage.

On the first floor, the restaurant is to the left, and the free Potosi Brewery Transportation Museum is to the right. In back is the beer cave, and a gift shop. Upstairs is the National Breweriana Museum which is really fun, and worth the price of admission.

Stopped in the restaurant for lunch, and enjoyed the catfish po' boy, sweet potato fries, and caprese bruschetta. Beers were ok, the ESB and Black Ale needed some work, but the Holiday Bock was a nice pint. Wish they would brew the Czech Pils year round, and drop the ESB & Black Ale. Occasionally they do experimental batches, such as the DIPA version of Snake Hollow IPA, which was excellent. They serve the draft beers in chilled glasses (not frozen thankfully). Conetop tap handles and an elaborate hand carved bar that took 2200 hours to complete. A stained glass PBC logo was inset in the center of the back bar between two flatscreens. Weekday lunch crowd was mixed, senior tourists and bikers mostly, though two kids bellied up for some root beer.

Will return to check out the museum again someday, and maybe eat there again. Worth setting aside time to make a destination trip.

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Photo of Wolffy
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

What a find in the southern edge of Wisconsin a town of 685 people the beer museum is awesome the new 150 Barrel brewery is more awesome take the beer tour $11 you get a free pint glass full of beer and a one year admission to the museum and the day I was there they were more than generous with the beer on the tour very nice people that work there

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Awesome atmosphere with their museum on site.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A hidden gem of SW Wisconsin. Visited a couple times and always enjoyed the stay. The brewery and history museum are nice to visit. The food has always been well made, along with the beer and the staff has always been super friendly. Their bar is a visual marvel; extremely well made and just beautiful to look at. Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself near there.

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3.41/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

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4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 03fatboy
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Was there in 2014 summer great beer's lov them all !!

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bismarksays
3.95/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The best reason to go here is the museum. It is full history, both in terms of beer and advertising.
The food here is very good. Sweet potato fries with any of their burgers and you can't go wrong.
Selection can really vary day to day, both in number of different beers and in different styles. The website always seems behind, so either call or just show up and hope for the best. There is normally something for everyone though.
If you have kids, their root beer is top notch too.
Visit if you can.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Josievan
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Brewery, museum, and brewpub all under one roof! The museum contains interesting brewing memorabilia from all around the country. $5 gets you a self-guided tour and a complimentary beer. The service at the bar and gift shop were both excellent. The atmosphere was family-friendly, although my group of several single guys also felt very welcome. The brewpub has a wide variety of Potosi beers on tap, many of which have not been bottled. There was also one Capital beer on tap. A pleasant beer garden adjoins the brewpub. No one in my group ordered food. Definitely worth a stop if you're in southwestern Wisconsin!

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