Pearl Street Brewery is now collecting hops for its 2022 Backyard Hop Harvest

Backyard Hop Harvest
Backyard Hop Harvest

When: Now through October 31, 2022

For over 15 years, Pearl Street Brewery has collected hops from local, backyard hop-growers for use in their “Community Harvest” Ale. The annual small-batch brew uses hops from everyone to create a single batch brew. While the beer style changes from year to year, it’s always brewed with locally grown hops. Pearl Street Brewery is inviting area hop growers to bring in their crop to the brewery to be included in this year’s batch and, for each pound of fresh-picked hop flowers brought in, the grower will receive 1lb of beer (pint) at the time of donation and 1lb of Harvest Ale beer after it is brewed.

Rules for hop submission:

  1. Freshly picked: No brown rotting hops, yucky submissions will be rejected.
  2. Flowers only, please! No stems or leaves.
  3. Register your name with the bartender. Free pint now. Free pint harvest ale.
  4. Put on the drying rack.

Pearl Street Brewery Tasting Room will donate proceeds from every pint purchased to the Sprout for Kids Foundation. Area pubs and restaurants will have the opportunity to participate too; by serving the beer throughout the fall and winter. Proceeds from the beer will benefit a local nonprofit. Sprout for Kids Foundation is a LOCAL non-profit that raises money and goods to be donated directly to families, schools, and organizations in La Crosse and the surrounding area.

Interested restaurants and locations willing to sell the beer may reach out to Joe at Pearl Street Brewery.

What: 2022 Backyard Hop Harvest

Where:  Pearl Street Brewery (During Tasting Rooms Hours)

When: Now through October 31, 2022

About the Sprout For Kids Foundation

Sprout for Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run, and all the dollars raised go right to where they are needed.  Since its inception, Sprout for Kids Foundations has worked with a multitude of area nonprofits and organizations including; Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, Hunger Task Force, Valley View Rotary, Rotary After Hours, Joe Was Just Joe Foundation, Kiwanis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Steppin’ Out in Pink, and many more.

About Pearl Street Brewery 

Pearl Street Brewery has been creating award-winning craft beers in La Crosse, WI for 21 years.  Their beer can be found in restaurants, bars, and retailers all over Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Brewery Tours are available on the first Saturday of the month. The brewery plays host to musical groups, yoga classes, fundraisers, and many community events.


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