Potosi Brewing Company Wins Two Silver Tray Awards
POTOSI, WISC – The Potosi Brewing Company won two of the coveted six Silver Tray Awards up for grabs at the Circus of the Chefs Gala, the annual fund-raiser for Circus World in Baraboo, WI. The event was held on June 26th and thirty-three participating chefs, brewmasters and vintners were judged in six categories: appetizer, entrée, dessert, wine, beer and display.
Potosi Brewing Company’s recently released seasonal, Wee Stein Wit, brought home the Silver Tray Award for 1st place in the beer category. This crisp Belgian style wheat ale, spiced with coriander and orange peel, was a hit not only with the judges, but also with the Circus World supporters (over 600) who turned out at the event. “Winning best in show definitely put a smile on my face; it’s another building block for the future of the Potosi Brewing Company,” said Potosi Brewmaster Steve Buszka.
The second Silver Tray Award for the Potosi Brewing Company came in the display category. A wooden bar, handcrafted by artist and Potosi native Gary David, was the center of the display.
“Thirty-three chefs, brewmasters and vintners brought their absolute best to give Circus World supporters something pretty special,” stated Gala Committee Co-Chair Susan Lipp of Full Compass in Madison. The event is estimated to have raised over $200,000 for Circus World’s general operations and summer performance venue.
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.
For additional information contact Greg Larsen or visit the website at www.potosibrewery.com.
Contact: Greg Larsen
Phone: 608-763-4002 x101