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Potosi Brewery and Stonefield Village

  • Wed, September 19, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 12


Cost is $69 per person.
Registrations and payments must be received by September 12.

Plato and University League member registrations will be honored if space is available.
Registration is closed

Potosi Brewery is an interesting brewery story, founded in 1852, it once was the 5th largest brewery in Wisconsin.  The Brewery closed in 1975, a victim of big brewers. The Brewery was restarted 8 years ago as a nonprofit foundation to bring jobs to a town with few opportunities.  The foundation was able to restore the old brewery as a restaurant and museum of brewing history. They also built a new brewery that makes good craft beers and root beer.  In addition, Potosi Brewery with the mission statement “All profits to charity,” has also contributed— via financial and in-kind donations — to Agrace Hospice, the Freedom Honor Flight, UW Carbone Cancer Center and Circus World Museum.  

Potosi Brewery is a story of beer in Wisconsin that went from 240 local Wisconsin breweries to a few national breweries and back to local brews made by people who love beer.  Even if you don't like beer, it's a great story of Wisconsin history from an area where Wisconsin began and an opportunity to contribute to a small town’s effort to bring jobs while supporting worthy causes. 

Stonefield Village is a recreated 1900 Wisconsin town, Wisconsin State Agricultural Museum and home of Wisconsin’s first Governor, Nelson Dewey.    Stonefield was created by the Wisconsin Historical Society 1953 and includes a restored or recreated country store, barber shop, doctor’s office, drug store, print shop, furniture and funeral parlor and other businesses.  The museum also tells of Wisconsin's major agricultural equipment manufacturers, the Case Corporation and Allis-Chalmers, and features many rare and valuable pieces of antique farm equipment. 

Registrations must be received no later than Wednesday, September 12, 2018

University League and PLATO members may register if space is available.



Pickup Points
7:30 a.m. Leave Eastside (East Towne Sears/Planet Fitness –under lamp post #10)
8:00 a.m. Leave Westside (West Towne lot - formerly Sears)
5:00 p.m. Return Westside
5:30 p.m. Return Eastside

Questions: Call UWRA office at 608-262-0641 or Ted Collins at 608-695-3692



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