Potosi Brewing Company – A Tradition since 1852

9-5-15

Potosi town signPotosi Marker

After visiting Hazel Green we headed here to the Potosi Brewing Company to see what all the buzz was about. The scenery is beautiful, the bluff makes a great backdrop to the red brick buildings. Potosi is also one of the 33 towns on the Great River Road that goes alongside the Mississippi. Another one we have been to is Dickeyville.

Approaching Potosi Brewery

We first went to the right side, where the big beer can is located. The grounds are quite beautiful in the summer. We HAD to get a selfie at the big beer can  🙂  Al is 6’3″ so you can see how big it is.  It is the work of Scott Haverland Plastering, made in 2007.

Potosi Brewing Co. grounds

Potosi Beer selfie

After looking around here we went to the main brewery building. A lot of activity here, the National Brewery Museum is located her on the 2nd and 3rd floors, $5 admission is charged. We just stayed on the lower level where there were also a few displays also.

Potosi Museum displays

Potosi Brewing Co. Wagon

Beer Can display in Potosi

The Cave was especially interesting.

The Cave entrance in Potosi

Inside the cave inn Potosi

The brewery also has a restaurant which was hoppin’.

Potosi Brewing Company Restaurant

Potosi Brewing Co. Restaurant

You can eat outside too on their patio.

Potosi Brewery Patio

All their beer is made from natural spring water on site, and you can see it flowing under the restaurant through a window in the floor, cool!

Window in floor of Potosi Brewery

You can see the water flow outside too.

Spring water in Potosi

In the back of the restaurant you can see some tanks where the beer is being fermented and tanks of ready-to-serve beer.  Since we were driving we enjoyed a refreshing root beer on a warm day, they make that too.

Beer Tanks in Potosi

There are some other businesses across from the brewery.  Whispering Bluffs Winery and Blue Boy Market.

Whispering Bluffs Winery and Blue Boy Market

Gary David Woodworking and Design

Gary David Woodworking and Design

We really glad we stopped here today, it was worth the visit to this historic brewery.

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