Historic Brewing Program Special Event

Historic Beer Brewing

Saturday, July 14, 2018

10am - 4pm

Potosi Brewery employees

Brewing History

Potosi Brewery employees pose with barrels outside the brewery. View the original source document: WHI 30364


During your visit, make sure to stop by the Sudhaus, in the German Area, to learn more about Wisconsin's rich brewing history.

Old World Wisconsin and the Museum of Beer and Brewing are partnering and bringing to life 19th-century brews.  See the brewers use equipment and techniques from the late 1800s and heirloom hops and barley grown at Old World Wisconsin. 

By reconstructing immigrant brewing processes we are illuminating important aspects of our state's culture, industry and German heritage.  Historically, breweries were located in nearly every small village in Wisconsin during the 19th century and were cultural focal points. 

The brewing process will begin by 10 am and conclude by 4pm. Today we will be brewing an American Cream Ale.

Join Us - Celebrate Wisconsin's Brewing History!

Event may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Next in the Series:  July 28, 2018


Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119-9503

Location Information

Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs during regular museum operating hours. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.