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Pearl Street Brewery is Hiring a Brewer

Pearl Street Brewery is Hiring a Brewer

For us, beer is more than just liquid joy! Our beer and our business is about friends, family, fun and a sense of adventure. We value individual freedoms and espouse a culture of personal growth. We work towards brewing the best beer and products in the World, with an underlying philosophy of constant improvement. Our beers range from traditional to experimental. Six solid core brands consistently brewed. Creativity is king in our constantly changing seasonal/special release offerings in draught, two bottle formats and cans.

We are a local, family owned brewery who is always expanding our offerings. We are seeking a great person to take a leadership role on the production side. Our production team consists of our Founder/Brewmaster, who has over 20 years of experience, and an efficient and dedicated crew who share many roles in the Brewhouse and packaging areas as well as a maintenance person.

Now, we are seeking an Assistant Brewer to join the team! Apply at the Facebook job posting.

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.  Patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery hosts many community events and has been very involved in local charity work since it first opened in 1999.

 

Pearl Street Brewery’s El Hefe Bavarian Hefeweizen is back!

Be the Brewmeister!

El Hefe Bavarian Hefeweizen is back in brewing rotation at Pearl Street Brewery, last brewed in 2019, this full time to seasonal brew was paused to make room for other new beers that hit the market and the public demanded to have it back, the Bavarian-style wheat beer is available in bottles and on tap. 

“We got some push-back when we stopped production of this beer” says Brewmaster Joe Katchever, “this one customer in particular would buy seven cases of El Hefe every week from the grocery store and when she couldn’t get it any more, she took it out on the clerks at the store so, they would keep asking me when it was coming back.” He went on to say, “She ended up buying ten cases last week when it was back on the shelf!”

The El Hefe is a Bavarian-style wheat beer brewed with American barley and wheat malts. Fermented with Weinstephan yeast for a subtle banana clove aroma often found in Bavarian wheat beers. Traditionally unfiltered, and usually served with a wedge of lemon. 5% ABV  8 IBUs. 

As one of our beers from our original line-up back in 1999, this notable beer is great for the summer season. It pairs really well with any backyard BBQ, it’s a great addition to a day on the river or some quiet time and a good book. This sessionable ale has always been a fan favorite!

Be the Brewmeister!
Be the Brewmeister!

The High Hawks with The Smokin’ Bandits

Pearl Street Brewery Hosting Drive-In Evening with All-star Project “The High Hawks”

Visitors to the Pearl Street Brewery parking lot on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, can enjoy an evening with super group, The High Hawks with The Smokin’ Bandits opening the night.

The High Hawks consisting of Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades), Chad Staehly (Hard Working Americans), Brian Adams (DeadPhish Orchestra), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi). The High Hawks will bring their blend of Americana, jam, and bluegrass music to the Pearl Street Brewery parking lot, performing songs from their self-titled debut album, out June 11th on LoHi Records.

La Crosse’s own Smokin’ Bandits will be opening the night with their original blend of rock & bluegrass, the show is all ages and includes party pods.

What: The High Hawks with The Smokin’ Bandits
When: Wednesday June 2, 2021 | 5:00pm Doors | 6:00pm Show
Cost: $40 adv / $50 dos (per person) | 270.00 VIP Stage PODS
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew StreetLa Crosse, WI 54603

Rules/Regulations 

  • Masks are required at all times except at own space/pod
  • No outside food or beverages (violators will be asked to leave)
  • Rain or shine
  • Limited capacity

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.  Patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery hosts many community events and has been very involved in local charity work since it first opened in 1999.

Pearl Street Brewery to Can Flagship Favorite Java Lava Coffee Stout and Special Seasonal Selections

Pearl Street Brewery to Can Flagship Favorite Java Lava Coffee Stout and Special Seasonal Selections

Pearl Street Brewery will be distributing more of its flagship beers in cans, including the Java Lava Coffee Stout along with its selection of yearly seasonals including Rumpshaker IPA, That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout, and Al Caporter

Java Lava Coffee Stout 

This stout is brewed with an infusion of fresh,  locally roasted Guatemalan coffee beans from our friends at Bean Juice coffee roasters. The dark beans are steeped in our stout until optimum flavor has been reached. You’ll find a fresh coffee aroma with roasty, toasty undertones. 5.5% ABV  14 IBUs 

Rumpshaker IPA

Looking more like a milkshake than a beer, brazen turbidity and bright, juicy hops mark this style. Our version is a hazy non-fruited version. 6% ABV 65 IBUs

That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout

This Rolled Oat Stout is a full-body black malt Betty and is reflective of the industrial rail systems that plow through Wisconsin. It’s chocked full of organic rolled oats, chocolate and black malts and a variety of hops. And even with all that, it won’t weigh you down. Which means pint after pint, it’s full steam a-mocha brown-head.  5.5% ABV  14 IBUs

Al Caporter

A porter featuring an abundance of chocolate malt, a rich dark brown color, infused with even more chocolate flavor, and a noticeable dose of strawberry essence for the flavor and aroma of a fresh chocolate-covered strawberry. 6% ABV

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.  Patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery hosts many community events and has been very involved in local charity work since it first opened in 1999.

Drive-In Evening with ‘One-man -band’ Keller Williams June 4

An Evening with Keller Williams

Visitors to the Pearl Street Brewery parking lot on Friday June 4, can enjoy an evening with ‘One-man-band’ Keller Williams.

Williams is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae, electronica/dance, jazz, funk, along with other assorted genres. He is often described as a ‘one-man-band’ due to his frequent use of live phrase looping with multiple instruments.

What: Evening with Keller Williams
When: Friday June 4, 2021 | 6:30pm Doors | 8:00pm Show
Cost: $45 Advance / $50 Day of Show (per person)
Where: Pearl Street Brewery (Parking Lot) | 1401 Saint Andrew StreetLa Crosse, WI 54603

Rules/Regulations

  • Drive-In Show
  • People are allowed to watch the show outside their vehicles
  • Masks are required at all times except at own vehicle space
  • No outside food or beverages (violators will be asked to leave)
  • Limited capacity

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.  Patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery hosts many community events and has been very involved in local charity work since it first opened in 1999.

Now Booking Event Space for Spring, Summer, and Fall Events    

Pearl Street Brewery Event Space

Photo is pre-pandemic, Covid guidelines and precautions will be followed.

Pearl Street Brewery Event Space Now Booking Spring, Summer, and Fall Event

La Crosse, WI: Patrons to Pearl Street Brewery will again be able to book the Pearl Street Brewery for events and parties.The community is invited to plan and book a company gathering, birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or another special event at Pearl Street Brewery.

Ample parking is available with built in activities including beer flights, tours, arcade games, and shuffleboard. Space for use includes two stages, tasting room, backstage room, and firepit & patio. Guests may enjoy taproom beers, ciders, hard seltzers, sodas, wine, soft drinks. Bartending staff, audio/visual equipment, tables and chairs and seating for 150+ are also available. Pearl Street Brewery is also offering private tours of up to 20 people by appointment and will have Covid considerations in place for guests. 

Since March 2020, Pearl Street Brewery has followed Health Department recommendations in their Tap Room by limiting capacity, increasing shared-space, sanitation, encouraging mask-wearing, and making their own, “social distance spot savers”. They have also expanded their outdoor patio space so patrons can enjoy their beverages outside! Tasting Room carryout options are available.

Learn more at https://pearlstreetbrewery.com/event-space.

Brewery Tours Pearl Street Brewery La Crosse, WI

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.  Patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery hosts many community events and has been very involved in local charity work since it first opened in 1999.

The La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund Opens Application Window

The La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund Deadline Has Been Extended

In March 2020, the Sprout for Kids Foundation and Pearl Street Brewery announced the La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund in response to the initial covid shutdown. Pearl Street Brewery owners Tami Plourde and Joe Katchever created the fund to raise money for area restaurants and bars with 100% of the proceeds going toward grants for La Crosse area bars and restaurants who have suffered hardships during the pandemic. Currently, the project has raised $25,000. The application process will be evaluated by a committee on the basis of a point system.

Businesses may now apply for the grants. The money will be dispersed in up to $5000 increments, businesses looking to apply for grants may apply until April 8, 2021 at 5pm. Awardees will be announced on April 29, 2021.

What: La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund Applications

Application Window: Now – April 8, 2021 at 5pm

Awardees Annouced: April 29, 2021

Apply Here

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.

Pearl Street Brewery Is Again Offering Private & Public Brewery Tours

Brewery Tours Pearl Street Brewery La Crosse, WI

Visitors to Pearl Street Brewery will again be able to tour the brewery on the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday April 3, 2021. Pearl Street Brewery is also offering private groups of up to 20 people by appointment and will have covid considerations in place for guests.

Since March 2020, Pearl Street Brewery has followed Health Department recommendations in their Tap Room by limiting capacity, increasing shared-space, sanitation, encouraging mask-wearing, and making their own, “social distance spot savers”. They have also expanded their outdoor patio space so patrons can enjoy their beverages outside! Tasting Room carryout options are available.

What: Pearl Street Brewery Tours
When: First Saturday of the Month | 2:30 and 4:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 | Includes a souvenir PSB pint glass, one free fill, a BOGO voucher for participating bars & restaurants, and the tour.
Where: Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew StreetLa Crosse, WI 54603

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. Patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday. The brewery hosts many community events and has been very involved in local charity work since it first opened in 1999.

Sprout for Kids Chicken Q

On Thursday April 1, 2021, Sprout for Kids Foundation and Pearl Street Brewery are kicking off springtime with the first of the season Chicken Q from Pogy’s Catering to help provide critical support to La Crosse Community organizations.

The Chicken Q taking place in the Pearl Street Brewery Parking Lot, from 11am-7pm will be benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, and The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection. With most nonprofits providing services, funding has been impacted greatly by a reduction in giving due to COVID.  The event aims to sell 3000 lunches/dinner to offset some of these past years’ costs. Guests are able to stay in their cars for a drive-through pick-up or may visit the Pearl Street Tap Room.

What: Sprout for Kids Foundation Chicken Q 
When: Thursday April 1, 2021 | 11am-7pm
Where: Pearl Street Brewery Parking Lot
Price: $10.00 per dinner| $10/six-pack or 4-pack of PSB products

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse is a safe place for youth from all backgrounds to learn and grow, with special concern for those from challenging circumstances. The Clubs provide the opportunities and resources for youth to carry out their dreams and goals. We want to inspire our youth, impact our youth, and also invest in them for years to come. We want our Clubs to become the backbone of their existence and success.

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection

The Center is a non-profit, run mostly by volunteers striving to make the world a better place for LGBT people and their allies. Through advocacy, programming, and outreach, we hope to make our 11 county area a better place.

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.

2020 Year in Review: Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Hello friends and neighbors!

When things got weird in 2020, we got to work!

Over the last year we installed a brand new canning line. With an automated de-palletizer by Ska Fab and state-of-the-art sleever for a high quality label look and feel matched up with a top-of-the-line Angelus filler/seamer. We invited the public in to participate in our very first can run! By the end of the day we were knee-deep in beer cans and foam but we had a blast!

We also completed installation of a new 100 barrel hot liquor tank which required a crane and a huge hole in the side of our building on the second floor. This new tank replaces a smaller one and will help us continue growing our production.

As far as turning out new products, 2020 was one of our most productive years yet!

Working side-by-side with the incredibly talented ladies of On Three Print + Design, we created fancy new label artwork for several of our favorite brands and rolled them out in cans:

DTB Brown Ale (12oz & 16oz six packs)
Linalool IPA (12oz and 16oz cans)
Me, Myself & IPA (16oz four packs)
Pearl Street Pale Ale (12oz six-packs)
Lederhosen Oktoberfest Lager (12oz four packs)
Shitty Lyte Beer (12oz and 16oz six packs)
Tambois Raspberry Frambois (12oz four packs)

New Products

We have developed and released new products this year, too! Some we were working on as far back as 2019:

V/O Haze Vanilla Orange IPA (16oz 4-packs)
Supreme Fatty Juicy IPA (16oz four packs)

Turisimo Winery and Fermentations

In 2020 we also formed Turisimo Winery and Fermentations, a beverage creation company which specializes in collaborations with other local producers and uses the brewery’s production and packaging capabilities. Turisimo collaborated with friends at Hoch Organic Orchards of La Crescent, Minnesota to bring to market some of their amazing, hand made ciders:

Purple Reign Semi-sweet Raspberry Cider (12oz Four Packs)
Cidre Nouveau British Style Dry Cider (12oz four packs)
Honey Honey Semi-Sweet Cider with Honey (12oz four packs)

Turisimo also dove into the Hard Seltzer market in 2020 with a line called H2 Uh-Oh! The first two thirst-quenchers are available in 12oz six-packs:

Cucumber-Lime
Black Cherry Strawberry

Turisimo is also working with local vineyards and making wine from locally grown fruit! Currently available on tap in the Tasting Room are:

Marquette off-dry red
Frontenac Gris light blush
Red Cherry Red made with Door County cherries

I am hoping many of these experimental projects blossom into something more! Keep your eyes open for a new line of canned wines coming this year.

Winter SNOW Ball

Pearl Street Brewery to offer wines at their 22nd Annual Winter Ball!

After all the unknowns in 2020, this Winter Ball is a very special day for those of us at Pearl Street. We layed off 12 people in March and had no idea what was in store for us after that. I’ve watched breweries all over the country close up shop this year. We worked hard and got creative to survive and on February 13th we are not only celebrating 22 years of Pearl Street Brewery, but we are celebrating survival. Even after getting all this stuff done here over the last year, we still made time to create some new and exciting beers for the Winter Ball. Every year we release five new beers and this year is no exception.

On Saturday, February 13th, Pearl Street Brewery will be celebrating our 22nd Annual Winter Ball outside, in front of the brewery. The outdoor event will include live music, bonfire, food sales, and the release of five new and exciting Pearl Street creations as well as offerings from Turisimo (Tur-E-see-mo) Winery.

For the first time ever, we will offer house-made wines at their Winter Ball. Over 2020, we diversified ourselves into a winery! Wines and hard seltzers made at the brewery are made under the name Turisimo Winery and Fermentations.

Since 1999, Pearl Street Brewery, which was then located in the basement of the Bodega in downtown La Crosse, has had it’s annual anniversary celebration in many different forms and at many different locations. The very first Winter Ball in 1999, took place at the Bodega. It has also been held at Bluebird Campground, Westby Rod & Gun Club, El Coco Loco (closed), twice at the Jorgenson Farm and many times at the brewery.

Precautions being taken include contactless check-in, limiting capacity, sanitizing stations, and single use drinkware. Admittance to the Winter Snow Ball is $10 per person and ticket sales are capped for social distancing.

Sincerely, Joe, Tami, and Sprout!