Founded in 1852, the Potosi Brewing Company became the fifth largest brewery in Wisconsin and distributed coast to coast. The brewery survived prohibition but closed in 1972. Following a $7.5 million restoration, the Potosi Brewery Foundation, a non-profit organization and sole owner of the Potosi Brewing Company, reopened the brewery in 2008. The facility is home to the National Brewery Museum™, a brewpub, restaurant, beer garden, gift shop, and Great River Road Interpretive Center. The Potosi Brewery’s mission is to channel profits into its markets served to support historical and educational based initiatives, and charitable causes.