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Hops and Hot Rods: Charity Car Show 2020

Pearl Street Brewery Announces Save The Date For Hops and Hot Rods 2020

Pearl Street Brewery, Koenig Performance Body & Paint, Inc. and the Sprout for Kids Foundation is hosting the 2nd Hops and Hot Rods Saturday July 18, 2020 at the Pearl Street Brewery.

Hops and Hot Rods will feature a car show, food trucks and live music. Proceeds from Hops and Hot Rods will benefit the Sprout for Kids Foundations.

Registration is currently open for showing vehicles; the event is open to all models and makes of cars. The deadline to submit a car is Friday June 26, 2020 and cars can be submitted HERE.

What: Hops and Hot Rods: Charity Car Show
When: Saturday, July 18th  2020
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54603
Cost: $10.00
Time: Noon – 6:00 PM

Sprout for Kids Foundation

Sprout for Kids 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,  Kane Street Community Garden, The North La Crosse Business Association, New Horizons and many more.

Koch Marshall Trio + Mark Joseph & The American Soul Friday March 6, 2020

$20 adv on the PSB App / $25 dos.

Koch Marshall Trio will be hitting the Pearl Street Brewery Main Stage with support from Mark Joseph & The American Soul.

At the heart of Koch Marshall Trio is a blues sensibility with an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country played with grooves and dynamic improvisations. The trio blend the explosive guitar of Greg, the groove-centric, playing of his son Dylan on drums and the organ stylings of Toby Marshall, Greg’s compositions are properly portrayed in the blues drenched, funk, gospelly, jazz-rock panorama in which they were conceived.

Milwaukee native Greg Koch has also forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by author and former editor- in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine Tom Wheeler and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa.

In addition to his 15 releases on multiple record labels which feature his unique take on a variety of American guitar styles and his versatile compositions, Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars which listed him in their “Top Ten Unsung Guitarists” on Fender.com.

Opening the night will be Mark Joseph & The American Soul. Mark Joseph has performed over two thousand live shows, created five full length albums and multiple EP’s. 2020 finds Mark Joseph’s release of his new full length album, “The Musician and the Muse”.

Mark Joseph was Inspired and forever changed by witnessing the virtuosity of “The King of Blues” (BB King).  Shortly after he was gifted his first guitar in 1991, at the ripe age of 10.  The subsequent decades, two thousand plus live shows, five full-length albums and multiple EP’s, have permanently written Mark Joseph into the sonic history he was inspired by so many years ago. Yet the blues was the common thread throughout for this Minnesota born singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

2020 finds Mark Joseph showing no signs of slowing down with the recent release of his new full-length album, “The Musician and the Muse”.  The blues is front and center as Joseph explores both his expansive songwriting skills, and his explosive ability to make the guitar sing, cry, or even challenge fans to question what is possible with a pic and some strings.  In collaboration with the prolific and accomplished LA-based producer Steve McCormick, this record is a true snapshot in time, building upon the blues of the past, yet carving out a place for Joseph that is uniquely his own.

The Musician & The Muse features guest appearances from:
 – Richie Hayward (Little Feat) Drums on “Walk To The Water”
 – Stanley Behrens (WAR/Canned Heat / Willie Dixon) on Harmonica
 – John Avila (Oingo Bingo/Lukas Nelson/Neil Young) on Bass
 – Toby Lee Marshall (Koch-Marshall Trio) on Hammond Organ
“The Blues is my home.  A place filled with emotions, the past… an uncertain future.  Dark, light, it’s all there.” – Mark Joseph

What: Koch Marshall Trio and
Mark Joseph & The American Soul
When: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Price: $20 adv on the PSB App / $25 dos.

2020 Winter Beach Ball February 7-8, 2020

Friday Night Schedule

Pearl Street Brewery Offering Specialty Beer Releases and Island Food Pairing for 2020 Winter Ball

BUY TICKETS ON THE APP

Single Day Tickets Available At Local Festival Foods

To celebrate 21 years of brewing craft beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Pearl Street Brewery has set the theme of the 2020 Winter Ball (aka Winter Beach Ball) for February 7-8, 2020. This yearly event kicks off Friday with a beer and island food pairing social from the following restaurants:

 

La Crosse Distilling Company

Chef Matt Brown

Chilaquiles en Salsa Verde

Meringue Bakery (Food Network Baking Champion)

Baker Jen Barney

Coconut, sesame, and banana caramel entremet

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

Chef Brian Plum

Pineapple steam bun with avocado puree, Trinidadian stewed chicken with lime scented cucumbers

Fox Hollow Golf Course & Banquet Hall

Chef Tom Bernett

Hawaiian sweet roll stuffed with a chorizo meatball, chile sauce and topped with pineapple jalapeno relish

4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant

Chef Patrick Halverson

Chocolate coco crusted pork ribeye with a strawberry jalapeño pepper jelly cream cheese topping

 

The lineup of special release beers and drinks to be released include a Mixed Berry Hard Seltzer, Sangria, Peanut Butter Porter, a Mexican American Lager and Tropical Beeramid of 10 Cask Conditioned Hazy IPAs including a Pina Colada Hazy IPA all wrapped in the sweet sounds of summer tunes.

On Saturday, The Winter Beach Ball will feature the sounds of an island summer including a  Jimmy Buffet DJ set, Heatbox (funky beatboxing loop artist), and party band, The Sweatband (high voltage, 8-Bit Funk) to close the night.

Attendees are invited to wear their best island garb for the event including but not limited to flip-flops, cut-off jean shorts, hula skirts, sundress, flower prints, coconuts, Hawaiian shirts, and more.  A Hangover Breakfast will follow the event Sunday, more information to come. A variety of single day and weekend tickets are available on the Pearl Street Brewery App and local Festival Foods.

What: 2020 Pearl Street Brewery Winter Beach Ball
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
When: February 7-8, 2020
| (7th) 6pm-10pm || (8th) 5pm VIP Hour | 6-11 PM

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Friday Tickets – $40.00
5 Beer Samples, 5 Appetizer Courses and Entertainment.

Saturday Tickets – $20.00 pre-sale | $25.00 door
Includes 1 Free Beer and entry

Weekend Pass – $50.00
Entry for Friday
5 Beer Samples, 5 Appetizer Courses and Entertainment.
General Admission ticket for Saturday
Includes 1 Free Beer and Entry

Saturday VIP Tickets – $50.00
Includes 5 Beers, Early Entry, Growler Fill, Food and Entertainment

VIP Weekend Pass – $80
Entry for Friday
5 Beer Samples, 5 Appetizer Courses and Entertainment.
VIP Admission ticket for Saturday
Early Admission at 5pm
Free Food Spread
Free Growler Fill Coupon
One of Each of all 5 Special Releases
Entertainment

The Sweatband

Hailing from the purple city, Minneapolis, MN, The group was founded by local saxophonist Danny Q who had been a nationally touring contemporary jazz saxophonist for the last 5 years, but left the scene to pursue his true love of funk and rock. The band features a super cast of all Minnesota-based musicians including core members Scott Muellenberg (bass), Ke’Andre Mack (drums) and Jimmy Bayard (guitar). Collectively their resume has put them on stage with artists such as Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, The Petersons, Marva King, NPG, Judith Jill, Shelby J and Alexander O’Neil.

About Heatbox

Heatbox, aka The One Man Entertainment System, is a Minneapolis based funky beatboxing loop artist, video game show host, voice over actor, and computer programmer.

He has performed with or in front of many of the world’s biggest musical acts, and wowed crowds on some of the biggest stages and talent shows.

Chicago Farmer Album Release Show

With Pat Ferguson & The Sundown Sound and Barbaro

Thursday, February 20
Doors  6pm / show 7pm
$12 Pre-sale $15 Door
Pearl Street Brewery
1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603
www.pearlstreetbrewery.com
Tickets: pearlstreetbrewery.com/app

Putting the Poetry in Motion,
Chicago Farmer Joins Forces with The Band of Heathens
New Album Flyover Country  – Due Out Feb 7, 2020
Recorded at The Finishing School in Austin, Texas

First Single “Indiana Line” Out Now →  https://chicagofarmer. hearnow.com

For recording artists, albums can be like children — it’s hard to go on record choosing one as a favorite. But Cody “Chicago Farmer” Diekhoff doesn’t hesitate to designate his forthcoming release, Flyover Country, as his “golden child.”

“I think it’s my best work so far and definitely the one that I put the most into,” Diekhoff said of the 10-song album, due out Feb. 7, 2020.

Americana Highways premiered the lead single, “Indiana Line,” which is out now, saying, “With an ominous western intro, ‘Indiana Line’ builds up to a foot stompin,’  thumpin’ instant singalong. This bodes very well for Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country. The harmonies with The Band of Heathens are irresistible, and the style is absolute contagion.”

Flyover Country, his sixth full-length studio album, comes on the heels of his double-disc live release, Quarter Past Tonight, and the new one signals a turning point for Diekhoff. Quarter Past Tonight was a sort of valedictory statement for Chicago Farmer as a solo tale-spinning troubadour. He felt it was time for a change.

I knew as I was writing these songs that they called for another direction — and a band. A band that was tight, had soul, and knew how to make records,” Diekhoff said. “I’ll always be a folksinger, but you can’t just keep doing the same thing over and over. I decided it’s time to throw some fuel on this fire and get it going. For me, it’s all about the poetry and playing with a band is about putting the poetry in motion a little differently.”

As he was contemplating how to make his next record, he had some dates opening for The Band of Heathens. Talking backstage with Gordy Quist of the Heathens, Diekhoff discovered that the Heathens had their own studio (The Finishing School) back home in Austin, Texas, and had a strong track record of working on recording projects with other musicians, including Margo Price and Reed Foehl. On top of that, the five guys in The Band of Heathens are all versatile, world-class musicians with soul and they know how to make records.

“It seemed like it was meant to be, a calling from the Americana rock ‘n’ roll gods,” Diekhoff said.

The Heathens thought as highly of Chicago Farmer as Diekhoff thought of them. “Cody writes and sings in a truly authentic voice about the people that inhabit the spaces America’s hopes and dreams have been built upon. Always the underdog, sometimes overlooked, but never to be forgotten,” said Ed Jurdi of the Heathens.

With Quist and Jurdi serving as co-producers with Diekhoff, the Heathens and Diekhoff hit the studio with the blueprints for the next Chicago Farmer album. While there were some overdubs, Chicago Farmer’s voice was recorded completely live with The Heathens to drive his words even deeper.

Diekhoff said. “I’ve never been put to the test like that before. It really made me kick it up a notch.”

“Cody came in with a stellar batch of songs and really had a good vision for what he wanted the album to be,” Jurdi added.

Diekhoff’s longtime collaborator Chris Harden served as recording engineer (and mixed the album), on top of adding harmonies on two songs, and Heather Horton added harmony vocals on three tunes.

Fans of Chicago Farmer will already know at least a couple of the songs on Flyover Country if they’ve seen a show in the past couple years. In fact, Diekhoff’s talking-blues tribute to hardworking, unsung, everyday heroes, “Dirtiest Uniform,” and his country-folk singalong anthem extolling the virtues of intimate live music shows and cheap beer over corporate arena concerts, “$13 Beers,” are among the highlights on Quarter Past Tonight.

Diekhoff and the Heathens cover a lot of musical territory on Flyover Country. “Indiana Line” is a country-tinged rootsy raveup, a tale of a desperate drive down the road to redemption with great, growling slide guitar work. The title track is a languid waltz with a shuffling beat and jangly guitar, an ode to the people of the rural heartland, his people, putting Diekhoff’s high vibrato to great use. A brisker waltz beat propels “Collars,” another tribute to small-town folks, this one inspired by a young soldier who didn’t come home from Iraq.

Harmonica and baritone guitar drive “Deer in the Sky,” an uptempo folk-rock number about the benefits of flying over driving (you can drink beer on a plane and you’ll never hit a deer). Things get downright raucous on a couple songs, with Diekhoff’s grunge-rock roots coming out on “Mother Nature’s Daughter,” an environmental protest song, while the guitars go to town on “All in One Place,” a humorous look at the sad truth about making money in the music business.

Diekhoff pays tribute to Hank Williams with the album’s sole cover, Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man,” while also honoring Kenny Forbes, a friend’s father who introduced a young Diekhoff to the music of Hank Williams, setting him off on his musical quest as a folksinger. “Ramblin’ Man” starts with a stripped-down presentation but by the final verse it explodes with intensity.

The album ends with “The Village Revisited,” a sprawling, gospel-tinged song about the importance of community that recalls Creedence Clearwater Revival’s take on “Midnight Special” at times and at the end sounds like a party has broken out in the studio.

Through all the songs on Flyover Country — and most Chicago Farmer songs, for that matter —runs a common thread, a love and respect for regular folks, those who might be overlooked and underappreciated.

“A lot of my friends are just getting by day-to-day,” Diekhoff said. “We keep at it, we keep working hard. Hopefully, eventually, things will turn around.”

When Flyover Country comes out in February, Diekhoff will put his solo troubadour days behind him, at least for a while. He’ll hit the road with a band, performing as Chicago Farmer and the Fieldnotes, something he’s really looking forward to after seeing how much fun The Band of Heathens have onstage.

This is Chicago Farmer’s first studio album in four years and it will be available on CD and vinyl, as well as digital & streaming services. Pre-order Flyover Country now through Kickstarterhttp://kck.st/2KbMnLX.

Further information and tour dates can be found at www.chicagofarmer.com, www.facebook.com/chicagofarmer , and twitter.com/chicagofarmer.

Frozen River Film Festival to Feature Crafting Adventure (adventure-themed films)

Frozen River Film Festival will be hosting an adventure-themed film set at Pearl Street Brewery January 10, 2020.

The event “Crafting Adventure (a set of short films)” brought to Pearl Street Brewery by the Frozen River Film Festival is blending the art of craft beer and the art of film together, attendees may anticipate films featuring mountain biking, trail running, downhill skiing, and more.

The short films comprising the set are a collection of adventure-themed films from across the country and world ranging in length from 1 minute to 28 minutes that promises to leave the audience awed, amused, and inspired.

Food will be available by The Damn Tasty Catering. Sponsors include Jumpstart Sales, State Bank Financial, Midwest Family Broadcasting, and the Potato King.

What: Crafting Adventure (a set of short films)
When: Friday January 10, 2020
Time: Doors at 6:00 PM The film set will begin at 7:00 and last until 8:15-8:30.
Where: Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Cost: Free

About Frozen River Film Festival 

The Frozen River Film Festival is a Winona-based documentary film festival going into its 15th season in February 2020. The main festival will be Feb. 5-9th this winter. For more info go to https://www.frff.org/

Pearl Street Brewery Hosting Pre-New Year’s Eve Party with The 4onthefloor

Pearl Street Brewery has set the date for the Pre-New Year’s Eve and Customer Appreciation party for Monday, Dec. 30th, 2019. Featuring the Minnesota based band The 4onthefloor. Attendees are invited for food, drinks, merriment, and the chance to win free beer for a year, as we ring in the new year early. 

Current Mug Club Members and those wishing to join, may sign up the night of the party and get into the event free and receive a one of a kind gift. 

What: Pre-New Year’s Eve Party/Customer Appreciation 

Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 Saint Andrew Street 

La Crosse, WI 54603

When: Monday, Dec. 30th, 2019 | 7pm-11pm 

Cost: $5 pre-show | $7 at the door (Free to Mug Club Members) 

About The 4onthefloor

Joining together in the name of fun & joy, the 4onthefloor bring their well-oiled, high-octane, rock’n’roll to the world with an immediacy rarely seen on stage in the 21st century. The furious delivery ebbs and flows with sing-along anthems and breakdowns to soaring guitar solos and unbridled full-bore rock. Camaraderie is a common theme, and stompers are finding like-minded rock’n’rollers at every show (http://4otf.com/). 

Album Release Party for Mark Joseph and the album “The Musician & The Muse”​ Friday, November 22, 2019

Mark Joseph was Inspired and forever changed by witnessing the virtuosity of “The King of Blues” (BB King). Shortly after he was given his first guitar in 1991, at the age of 10. Since that time Mark Joseph has performed over two thousand live shows, created five full length albums and multiple EP’s.

2020 finds Mark Joseph showing no signs of slowing down with the recent release of his new full length album, “The Musician and the Muse”. The blues is front and center as Joseph explores both his expansive songwriting skills, and his explosive guitar skills.

The album is in collaboration with the prolific and accomplished LA based producer Steve McCormick, this record is a true snapshot in time, building upon the blues of the past. 

The Musician & The Muse features guest appearances from: – Richie Hayward (Little Feat) Drums on “Walk To The Water” – Stanley Behrens (WAR/Canned Heat / Willie Dixon) on Harmonica – John Avila (Oingo Bingo/Lukas Nelson/Neil Young) on Bass – Toby Lee Marshall (Koch-Marshall Trio) on Hammond Organ

The night will be opened by Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball. 

What: Mark Joseph Album Release Party

When: Friday, November 22, 2019 

Time: 7:00 PM                                                        

Where: Pearl Street Brewery

1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603 

Price: $8 in advance and $10 at the door or PSB App. 

Pearl Street Brewery Announces The TUGG Halloween Bash

This yearly event kicks off Saturday with a costume contest, food and drink specials, and music from TUGG. TUGG continues to prove why they’re a fast rising star of the alternative reggae/ska scene. All of the band’s last 5 releases have debuted in the Top 50 of the iTunes Reggae Chart. Their 2012 EP “Home Brew” climbed all the way to #2 and spent 3 weeks in the Hot 100 iTunes Reggae Album Chart. Their 2013 album “Mazes” was recorded and produced by PASSAFIRE’S Ted Bowne. 

The Halloween Bash will coincide with the fall release of the 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 Pearl Street Brewery could find. This beer is determined to be quite dank with a starting gravity of 19.2 and colossal quadruple-hoppings in the brew kettle. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated for the freshest flavor. (Limited Fall Release – 10% ABV & 146 IBUs)

What: TUGG Halloween Bash 
Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 Saint Andrew Street 
La Crosse, WI 54603
When: Saturday October 26, 2019 
Cost: $5 at the door
Time: 7pm-11pm 

About TUGG  

TUGG has done an amazing job channeling tropical grooves and breezy melodies and has quickly become a top draw in the Midwest and beyond. Coming from a state known more for the Green Bay Packers, cold weather, and cheese, they boast an impressive resume of rubbing shoulders with reggae heavyweights. From shows with Ziggy Marley, Barrington Levy and Slightly Stoopid to Tours with The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, and Passafire. 

As one of the Midwest’s finest staples to the reggae-rock community, TUGG is notorious for their tropical vibes, breezy melodies, and living-the-life message” 

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Pearl Street Brewery Announces Save The Date for 2020 Winter Ball

Pearl Street Brewery has set the dates of the 2020 Winter Ball for February 7-8, 2020. This yearly event kicks off Friday with a beer and food pairing from local chefs, Saturday follows up with one of a kind beer releases and multiple bands throughout the day. The theme this year will include a Polar Fest to compliment the experience of the Winter Ball.  A Sunday morning Hangover Breakfast” follows.

The ticketed event also includes VIP opportunities including early entry, a free growler coupon, food (while it lasts), a special VIP lounge area, and priority pours. More information to follow. 

What: 2020 Pearl Street Brewery Winter Ball

Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 Saint Andrew Street 

La Crosse, WI 54603

When: February 7-8, 2020 

Cost: Ticketed (coming soon) 

Pearl Street Brewery hosting local rock music including the debut of the The Singularity Warning

Pearl Street Brewery hosting the debut of the The Singularity Warning

La Crosse WI: Pearl Street Brewery is welcoming The Singularity Warning, Floyd Turbo and Midwest Voltage to the Tasting Room Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

Midwest Voltage was formed in early 2013, Matt Smith and twin brothers Hugh Rose and Andrew Rose make up the Indie-Rock trio. Centered in La Crosse, WI, their fresh new sound of explosive progressive rock mixed with spacey riffs, sets them aside from the local music scene. 

Smith and the Rose brothers have been playing in local bands in the La Crosse area for over 2 decades, and have crafted their original sound out of the love of simple, catchy, and tight riffs. Now all in their mid 30’s, the band draws inspiration from early 1990’s rock and post punk and are a well-oiled, ass-kicking machine. They have played many clubs and bars in the Wisconsin/Minnesota areas as well as festivals in Western Wisconsin.

The Singularity Warning hails from the former Earth colony of La Crosse, Wisconsin. They are Travis Tippery, Jeff Brennan, Kean Fallon, and Schuyler Leehey. You may know them from such acts as Lava, Rhinestone Convoy, Sowbelly Bitchhog, Droids Attack, and Of Conscience. They are the heralds of warning for what remains of the human race, and their message is conveyed through sonic guitars, booming bass, and ground-pounding drums. The elements of technology leak into their organic roots; screeching robot speak and the sounds of hydraulic systems intertwine with a heavy blues groove in a marriage made in space and technological mayhem.  

What: The Singularity Warning, Floyd Turbo and Midwest Voltage

When: Saturday, August 3 2019

Where: Pearl Street Brewery  – 1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54603

Cost: $5.00

Time: 7-11pm 

Watch Pearl Street Brewery on the the new Discover Wisconsin.