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Potosi Brewing Company of Potosi, Wisconsin, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1852 - 1872 Albrecht & Hail Van Buren Addition, WI Rt 133
1872 - 1884 Gabriel Hail WI Route 133, south side of town
1886 - 1905 Adam Schumacher Van Buren Addition, WI Rt 133
1905 - 1920 Potosi Brewing Co. Van Buren Addition, WI Rt 133,
1920 - 1933 Potosi Brewing Company (Prohibition-era) WI Rt 133
1933 - 1972 Potosi Brewing Company WI Route 133, south side of town
1957 - 1964 La Crosse Breweries (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co... WI Route 133, south side of town
1960 - 1971 Monarch Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewin... WI Rt 133, South side of town
1962 - 1972 Garten Bräu Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi B... WI Route 133, southside of town
1962 - 1972 Holiday Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewin... WI Route 133, south side of town
1963 - 1972 Alpine Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing... Route 133, South Side
1963 - 1972 Alpen Brau Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Bre... Route 133, South Side
1967 - 1972 Bohemian Club Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi ... WI Rt 133, South side of town
1968 - 1972 House Of Augsburg (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.) WI Route 133, south side of town
1970 - 1972 Van Merritt Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Br... WI Route 133, south side of town
  • Gabrial Hail Sr. (1811-September 15, 1874)
    The Brewery is now a brewery history museum for the American Breweriana Association.

  • U-Permit Number :   WIS-U-719
  • L-permit Number :   L-43

Timeline

News

23rd May 1800    

Andrew Albrecht was born in Bavaria. It is likely that he was a trained brewer.  On January 10th of 1825 he married Josepha Echtilor and together they had two children.  When their y... View More

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3rd February 1831    

Gabrial Hail Jr. was born in Memmingin, Barvaria.   His family emigrated to America in 1849 when Gabrial was just 14 years old.  They settled in Grant County, Wisconsin where th... View More

1852     FoundedAlbrecht & HailVan Buren Addition, WI Rt 133

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25th August 1859    

Adam Schumacher was born in Obershaw, Bavaria, the oldest son of John George and Clara (Muller) Schumacher.  He came to America at age 19 through the port of New York and made his way to Grant... View More

1872     Gabriel HailWI Route 133, south side of town

1886     Adam SchumacherVan Buren Addition, WI Rt 133

1905     Potosi Brewing Co.Van Buren Addition, WI Rt 133,

Products

Holiday Brew
1905-1920
Malt and Hops Beer
1905-1920
Potosi Old German Style Beer
1905-1920
Potosi Special Brew
1905-1920
Potosi Special Brew
1905-1920
Pure Malt Beer
1905-1920
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Circa: 1905    

1920     Potosi Brewing Company (Prohibition-era)WI Rt 133

Products

Potosi Non Intoxicating
1920-1933
Potosi Pale
1920-1933
Potosi Pale Cereal Beverage
1920-1933
Potosi Root Beer
1920-1933
Wisconsin Supreme A Cereal Beverage
1920-1933
Wisconsin Supreme Lager
1920-1933

1933     Potosi Brewing CompanyWI Route 133, south side of town

Products

Brewer's Best Pilsener Beer
1936-1950
Good Old Potosi Beer
1933-1972
Holiday Beer
1936-1950
Holiday Brew
1933-1950
Old Windsor Brand Ale
1933-1950
Potosi Holiday Brew Year Old Beer
1933-1934
Potosi Ale-Like Beer
1933-1950
Potosi American Supreme Beer
1933-1946
Potosi Bock Beer
1933-1972
Potosi Draught Picnic Beer
1933-1950
Potosi Export Beer
1933-1950
Potosi Keg Beer
1933-1950
Potosi Near Beer
1933-1935
Potosi Pilsener Beer
1933-1950
Potosi Pure Barley Malt Beer
1933-1950
Potosi Pure Malt Peer of Bottle Beer
1933-1950
Schumacher Beer
1948-1957
Wisconsin Supreme A Cereal Beverage
1933-1936
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Begin: 1933     End 1970

1933 - 1970
1936Capacity 75000 Barrels
1938Capacity 50000 Barrels
1939Capacity 50000 Barrels
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1946    

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1948    

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1950    

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1951    

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1952    

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1956    

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1957    

1957     La Crosse Breweries (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)WI Route 133, south side of town

Products

Peerless Beer
1957-1964
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1958    

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1960    

1960     Monarch Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)WI Rt 133, South side of town

Products

Augsburger Beer
1960-1971
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1961    

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1962    

1962     Holiday Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)WI Route 133, south side of town

Products

Armanetti's Holiday Beer
1962-1970
Holiday Beer
1964-1972
Holiday Bock
1965-1971
Keller's Holiday Beer
1962-1967

1963     Alpen Brau Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)Route 133, South Side

Products

Alpen Brau Beer
1963-1972
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1964    

1967     Bohemian Club Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)WI Rt 133, South side of town

Products

Bohemian Club Beer
1967-1972
Bohemian Club Bock Beer
1967-1972
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1968    

1968     House Of Augsburg (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)WI Route 133, south side of town

Products

Augsburger Beer
1968-1972
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Circa: 1968    

1970     Van Merritt Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)WI Route 133, south side of town

Products

Van Merritt Beer
1970-1972

1972 ClosedGarten Bräu Brewing Company (Aka of Potosi Brewing Co.)