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The American Breweriana Association, through the ABA Museum Foundation and in partnership with the Potosi Museum Foundation, has restored the former Potosi Brewery at Potosi, Wisconsin into the National Brewery Museum & Research Library.

Located in the Potosi Brewery Complex at 209 S. Main Street in Potosi Wisconsin. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. (After March 12, 2012 Open Daily 10 am to 6 pm)

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American Breweriana Journal
No. 211 January — February, 2018

Ghost Signs by Rich La Susa

Appleton's Adler Brau Beer Name Still Lives On by Brian Zenefski

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Columbine Kick the Winter Doldrums Show
Highland Tavern 3400 Navajo St.
Denver, CO
Jim McCoy, (729) 420-9942,

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Not so Irish Swap Meet
VFW Hall, 7118 SE Fern
Portland, OR
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March 10-11, 2018
Cornhusker Beer Advertising & Beer Can Show

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Port of Potosi Spring Show
St. Thomas School
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Annual Meeting Details Announced
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Western Brewer Journals Digial Archives
The Western Brewer Journals from 1876 to 1880 are now available here.

Members that have donated or subscribed to the W B Journals will be able to view the Journals and conduct historical research, view awesome lithographs or just read about the events of the brewing industry over the 19th and 20th centuries.

If you have not made a tax exempt contribution to the Western Brewer Journals, an annual subscription is available to ABA members for $10 a year. Financial assistance is available to members. If you would like to subscribe, you can do so on the online renewal page, or contact the ABA Executive Director at

Not yet subscribed and want a preview? Click Here to view Volume 1 from 1880.

This resource would not be available without the Beer Institute in Washington, D.C. allowing us to archive their rare collection of the Western Brewer Journals. I want to thank Sandra Castro at the Beer Institute, ABA members Tim Bowers, John Dutcher, Dave Hayden, Bob Pirie, Darrell Smith, Jeff Scholz and Rich Wagner for all their help. Special thanks goes to the ABA members that made a contribution to the Western Brewer Journals to make this historic resource available to ABA members.

To register for your annual subscription, email or call Darrell Smith, ABA Executive Director at or 715-604-2774.

You can mail your Western Brewer Journal matching tax deductible contribution payable to ABA Museum Foundation to: Len Chylack, 1122 Nottingham Drive, West Chester, PA 19380-4055

To make a contribution by Credit Card, please call the ABA Executive Director, Darrell Smith.

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