Potosi Brewing Co. – WI 405e

Potosi Brewing Co. opened in 1933 and closed in 1972 it was open for 39 years. Items from breweries of this age tend to be more common and less valuable than some breweries. Early items can still be valuable as can rarer types of items. This listing was active during Prohibition which makes it an oddity. Some breweries were able to stay in business by producing "near-beer" which was very low alcohol, some switched over to bottling sodas or other beverages, some became Ice-houses or other related businesses. Potosi Brewing Co. was located in Potosi, WI, which only had 3 breweries, so there are not many that that were producing breweriana items. Local collectors may pay a small premium over national or general collectors because of a lack of local items.

  • Address Information: Van Buren Addition WI Rt 133 southside of town
  • Other Names Used by this Brewery: aka: Alpen Brau Brewing Co. 63-72; Alpine Brewing Co. 63-72; Bohemian Club Brewing Co. 1967-1972; Garten Brau Brewing Co.; Holiday Brewing Co. 1962-1972; House of Augsburg 1968-1972; La Crosse Breweries 1957-1964; Monarch Brewing Co.; Van Merritt Brewing Co. 1970-1972

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Breweries listed under Potosi, WI 405

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
WI 405aAlbrecht & Hail Brewery18521872
WI 405bGabriel Hail Brewery18721884
WI 405cAdam Schumacher Brewery18861905
WI 405dPotosi Brewing Co.19051920
WI 405ePotosi Brewing Co.19331972

Breweries listed under Potosi, WI

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
WI 405aAlbrecht & Hail Brewery18521872
WI 406Henry Meeke Brewery18781882
WI 407Joseph Udlehoven Chien Brewery1850sUnknown