Seasonal and Limited Release Beers

We are constantly playing, er, ah working hard in the Brewhouse and using our brains, tongues and techniques to come up with new and interesting beers. You’ll find them appearing fleetingly on tap in our Tasting Room and at the some of the most selective bars and restaurants in the area. They often come unexpectedly and are gone before you know it. Check the What’s Brewing page for new and upcoming releases. Here are a few of the ones we make annually or have made in the past.

Funkadelicacy

Funkadelicacy is a part of our Funk My Life series in a succession of hand-made beers produced in our Funk Cellar in La Crosse, WI. This golden beer is brewed with barley and wheat malts. Fermented by the wild native yeasts and souring bacteria’s of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. We then add Brettanomyces Drie before we age it in white wine barrels, allowing it time to take up the character of the wood and develop complex layers of flavor. Pearl Street Brewery is a small, independent, and family-owned brewery. We proudly support our community and our extended communities. We work hand-in-hand with our local farm suppliers, creating true plow-to-pint beers. 5.5% ABV 5 IBUs

Gosecopia

This sour fall ale has undergone spontaneous primary fermentation with native microbes found in the air in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This natural, terroir fermentation doesn’t just create an inviting sourness, but also connects this beer to our land and our community. Fourth in our seasonal sour series, this Gose is flavored with natural guava, mango, and locally sourced cranberry for a bountiful exbeerience.   5.3% ABV  3.5 IBUs

Lederhosen Lager Fest Bier

Come late September each year, we start feeling the Gemütlichkeit. It’s time to dust off our lederhosen and drink beer. Lederhosen Lager is our salute to La Crosse’s great German heritage and over 150 years of brewing tradition. Brewed with Pilsen and Vienna malts, true German lager yeast, and spiced with paired hops grown in Hallertau. You’ll find this amber beer to be smooth, malty, and easy drinking. Ein Prosit! 5.5% ABV 11 IBUs

Applefest AppleWeizen

For this fall seasonal, we partner our hefeweizen wheat ale with local, organic apples from our friends in La Crescent, the "Apple Capital of Minnesota." This creates a one-of-a-kind, tangy salute to the Autumn apple harvest! The locals enjoy it so much, it became the official beer of Applefest. 5.0% ABV 6 IBUs

17-UP Lemon Lime Gose (2018 World Beer Championship Gold Medal Winner)

Originally brewed to celebrate 17 years of The Pearl Street Brewery, this is a tangy and refreshing conundrum. This sour summer ale has undergone spontaneous primary fermentation with native microbes found in the air in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This natural, terroir fermentation doesn't just create an inviting sourness, but also connects this beer to our land and our community. This particular Gose is flavored with natural lemon-lime essence for a mind-warping exbeerience. 5% ABV 3.5 IBUs

*NEW* Pop Gose (2018 World Beer Championship Silver Medal Winner)

New 4-part Seasonal Series. This sour spring ale has undergone spontaneous primary fermentation with native microbes found in the air in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This natural, terroir fermentation doesn't just create an inviting sourness, but also connects this beer to our land and our community. The complex flavor profile is built with lavender and hibiscus flowers, which are both tart and aromatic, while cucumbers lend a light, fresh taste. It's as refreshing as the spring thaw in Wisconsin. 5%ABV 3.5 IBUs **Released April 2018 for Between The Bluffs**

Smokin' Hemp Porter

Another Pearl Street original. This dark, smooth, and easy drinkin’ porter is made with cherry-wood smoked malt and toasted Canadian hemp seeds. Released each year on 4/20 and aged throughout the year, its flavor matures with time. 5.5% ABV 18 IBUs

Dankenstein IIPA

This freak of a beer is brewed with a monster mix of pure barley malts stitched together with a hodgepodge of the stinkiest hops we could find. This beer is determined to be quite dank with a starting gravity of 19.2 and colossal quadruple-hoppings in the brewkettle. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated for the freshest flavor. 10% ABV & 146 IBUs **Spring 2018 Release with Smokin' Hemp Porter this year**

Rumpshaker IPA

Shake-it-baby-shake-it-baby-one-two! No — not your beer! Just like food that has evolved into distinct local and regional variants over the years, beer styles have also diverged into sub-styles. One of our favorite recent regional discoveries is the New England IPA (NEIPA). Looking more like a milkshake than a beer, brazen turbidity and bright, juicy hops mark this style. You’ll often find a NEIPA to be fruited, although our version is not. 5.7% ABV 65 IBUs *Release March 1, 2018*

Sour Winter Gose (2018 World Beer Championship Gold Medal Winner)

New 4-part Seasonal Series. This sour winter ale has undergone spontaneous primary fermentation with native microbes found in the air in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This natural, terroir fermentation doesn’t just create an inviting sourness, but also connects this beer to our land and our community. The brisk tangy backbone is a lot like the brisk Winter air around here. This beer also contains unrefined, ancient sea salt, fresh spruce tips harvested by our friends up in the mountains around Juneau, Alaska and the essential oil pressed from the skins of the rare Italian Bergamot orange. 5.2% ABV 3.5 IBUs **Released January 2018**

2018 Raspberry Tambois (2018 World Beer Championship Gold Medal Winner)

A tribute to our sometimes tart but always effervescent Tami, this tart and effervescent Belgian-style Framboise is actually brewed with yeast and bacteria cultures just like the spontaneously fermented beers of the Lambic region of West Flanders. We age this beer on a half-pound of raspberries for every pint! 8.0% ABV 8 IBUs *Released Jan 13th* (20oz. Bombers Available for Sale)

Breakfast Beer

Previously released in 2015 as a draught-only offering, this rich and malty cream ale has been infused with freshly roasted coffee beans by our friends at Bean Juice Coffee here in La Crosse.  This one will get you up in the morning and put you to bed at night. Yakima Valley Perle and Willamette round out the hop profile, while it gets its great malt backbone from North American Pale Ale, Honey Malts, and Steel Cut Oats. 4.5% ABV  5 IBUs

2017 Community Harvest Ale

We are so excited to share Pearl Street Brewery’s SOUP Community Harvest Ale! This unique beer is made from hops grown by amateur farmers in the community. Much like the attendees of a La Crosse SOUP event, when this diverse group of hops comes together, something incredible happens. (Currently Unavailable) Released Dec 2017

Shitty Lyte Beer

“Got anything light?” For 18 years our Brewmaster has always answered this question with, “We don’t make shitty light beer”. And we never did. Then someone said that we couldn’t do it. Well that was a challenge, and when it comes to beer, we love challenges. How did we take the traditional American Light Mega-Lager and make it better? Easy. We made it fresher. For starters, we use fresh local ingredients. Unlike the others, this isn’t pasteurized either. This allows the pure clean flavor to shine through. We use a single strain of clean lager yeast and cold ferment it. Good water helps too, and La Crosse has some of the best water in the best beer state in the country. This is Craft American Lager. 4.2%ABV

Pearl-Iner Weisse

Called the "People's Champagne" this cloudy, sour wheat beer that originated in 16th century Berlin, Germany. Brewed with German yeast and other critters and often served with a dose of Woodruff or Raspberry syrup. 4.5% ABV 5 IBUs

2017 Evil Doppelganger

Evil Doppelganger means “Evil Twin” in German. This German lager is one of the many bock biers our Bavarian relatives have given us. A doppelbock is a “double bock,” meaning it’s a double dose of malt and hops, which yields a stronger flavored beer with a higher alcohol content. Cue evil laughter. 8.0% ABV.