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Pearl Street Brewery is now collecting hops for its 2021 Backyard Hop Harvest

Backyard Hop Harvest

For over 11 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 name with 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 Tami at Pearl Street Brewery. 

What: 2021 Backyard Hop Harvest

Where:  Pearl Street Brewery (During Tasting Rooms Hours

When: Now through Through September 30, 2020 

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.

Can Release: Java Lava Coffee Stout and That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout

  La Crosse, WI (September 2021): Pearl Street Brewery will be releasing two fan favs in cans this month. Java Lava Coffee Stout and That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout. These two beers have been extremely popular on draught and in bottles for years. The ongoing transition to cans over bottles is part of Pearl Street’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.     “Cans are no more or less recyllable than bottles are; however, they are more likely to be recycled than bottles are. They also tend to provide some other benefits in keeping the beer fresher for a longer time” says Pearl Street Founder and Brewmaster Joe Katchever.     Other recently released cans include Rumpshaker IPA, Linalool IPA, the brewery's famous D.T.B Brown Ale, V|O Haze,  Supreme Fatty, and their popular traditional light lager, Shitty Lyte Beer.      That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout  This Rolled Oat Stout is a full-bodied black ale, inspired by the industrial rail systems that plows through Wisconsin. It’s chock 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 at 5.5% ABV  14 IBUs     Java Lava Coffee Stout  Java Lava is dark and delicious! 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 a rich, chocolaty stout until optimum flavor has been reached. You’ll find fresh coffee aroma with roasty, toasty undertones. The buzz is, it’s great! 5.5% ABV  14 IBUs     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.  The Tasting Room is open for beer lovers from Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery hosts many community events and is very involved in local charity work.     Media Contact:     Tami Plourde  Owner / Director Sales and Marketing  Pearl Street Brewery  tami@pearlstreetbrewery.com  1401 Saint Andrew Street   La Crosse, WI 54603  608-784-4832 Ext 6 Java Lava Coffee Stout and That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout

Pearl Street Brewery will be releasing two fan favs in cans this month. Java Lava Coffee Stout and That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout. These two beers have been extremely popular on draught and in bottles for years. The ongoing transition to cans over bottles is part of Pearl Street’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“Cans are no more or less recyllable than bottles are; however, they are more likely to be recycled than bottles are. They also tend to provide some other benefits in keeping the beer fresher for a longer time” says Pearl Street Founder and Brewmaster Joe Katchever.

Other recently released cans include Rumpshaker IPA, Linalool IPA, the brewery’s famous D.T.B Brown Ale, V|O Haze, Supreme Fatty, and their popular traditional light lager, Shitty Lyte Beer.

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

This Rolled Oat Stout is a full-bodied black ale, inspired by the industrial rail systems that plows through Wisconsin. It’s chock 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 at 5.5% ABV 14 IBUs

Java Lava Coffee Stout

Java Lava is dark and delicious! 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 a rich, chocolaty stout until optimum flavor has been reached. You’ll find fresh coffee aroma with roasty, toasty undertones. The buzz is, it’s great! 5.5% ABV 14 IBUs

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. The Tasting Room is open for beer lovers from Tuesday through Sunday. The brewery hosts many community events and is very involved in local charity work.

Freedlund Object to perform “Moving Pictures”

Freedlund Object ,Moving Pictures, Rush,

On Saturday, August 7, the Freedlund Object will be performing Rush’s “Moving Pictures” album in its entirety. Consisting of Lisa Freedlund and the band Foreign Object, the night will kick off at 6pm at the Pearl Street Brewery.

What: Freedlund Object: “Moving Pictures” by Rush
When: Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 6 PM
Where:  Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603
Tickets: $10

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 Releasing Rumpshaker IPA In 16oz Cans

Seasonal Release of Gosecopia made with Wisconsin Cranberries.

Pearl Street Brewery will be releasing its  Rumpshaker IPA in cans, other recently released cans include Linalool IPA, the only IPA brewed with Northern Discovery® hops. The brewery’s flagship D.T.B Brown Ale and its foray into the traditional light lager, Shitty Lyte Beer.

Rumpshaker IPA is one of the brewery’s favorites, this New England IPA (NEIPA) looking more like a milkshake than a beer, brazen turbidity and bright, juicy hops mark this style with 6% ABV 65 IBUs.

Other recently released 16 oz canned beer includes V|O Haze, and Supreme Fatty. The new beers will be available in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and in the PSB Tasting Room.

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.

Whey Jennings Live on Pearl Street Brewery’s Indoor Concert Stage!

Seasonal Release of Gosecopia made with Wisconsin Cranberries.

Visitors to the Pearl Street Brewery, can enjoy an evening of music with Whey Jennings. Whey Jennings grew up in a family full of country music royalty.  His grandfather, the legendary Waylon Jennings and grandmother Jessi Colter both had major success in the major music charts for decades. Jennings is a “rough around the edges, unpolished singer” with a voice as big as Texas.

Waylon Jennings, Whey’s grandfather, was a legendary singer, songwriter, and country musician. He was pivotal to the growth in popularity that the outlaw country movement saw throughout the ’70s, and even had songs featured on the first platinum country album, “Wanted! The Outlaws” which featured Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and his wife Jessi Colter.

Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball & The Matt Pudas Band will be opening the night.

What: Whey Jennings
When: Friday August 6th, 2021
Tickets: Learn more here
Where: Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew StreetLa Crosse, WI 54603

Visitors to the Pearl Street Brewery, can enjoy an evening of music with Whey Jennings. Whey Jennings grew up in a family full of country music royalty.  His grandfather, the legendary Waylon Jennings and grandmother Jessi Colter both had major success in the major music charts for decades. Jennings is a “rough around the edges, unpolished singer” with a voice as big as Texas.

Waylon Jennings, Whey’s grandfather, was a legendary singer, songwriter, and country musician. He was pivotal to the growth in popularity that the outlaw country movement saw throughout the ’70s, and even had songs featured on the first platinum country album, “Wanted! The Outlaws” which featured Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and his wife Jessi Colter.

Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball & The Matt Pudas Band will be opening the night.

What: Whey Jennings
When: Friday August 6th, 2021
Tickets: Learn more here
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.

Pearl Street Brewery Announcing its 4-part Seasonal Sour Series

Seasonal Release of Gosecopia made with Wisconsin Cranberries.

When Pearl Street Brewery releases its 4-part Seasonal Sour Series it is throughout the year and they don’t traditionally have all four beers available all at once, this year the stars have aligned and customers will be able to pick up Pearl Street Brewery’s Pop Gose, 17-UP Lemon Lime Gose, Sour Winter Gose, and Gosecopia all at the same time! 

These sours have 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. 

Pop Gose – The complex flavor profile is built with lavender and hibiscus flowers, both tart and aromatic, while cucumbers lend a light, fresh taste. It’s as refreshing as the spring thaw in Wisconsin. (Seasonal Spring Release – 5% ABV 3.5 IBUs)                           

17-UP Lemon Lime Gose – Originally brewed to celebrate 17 years of The Pearl Street Brewery, this is a tangy and refreshing conundrum. This particular Gose is flavored with natural lemon-lime essence for a mind-warping exbeerience. (Seasonal Summer Release – 4.8% ABV 3.5 IBUs)                                                                                       

Sour Winter Gose –  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. (Seasonal Winter Release – 4.8% ABV 3.5 IBUs)       

Gosecopia – Fourth in our seasonal sour series, this Gose is flavored with natural guava, mango, and locally sourced cranberry for a bountiful exbeerience.   (Seasonal Fall Release – 5.3% ABV  3.5 IBUs)      

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 Homeland Conspiracy’s “Time$ Have Changed” Album Release Party

The Homeland Conspiracy's “Time$ Have Changed” Album Release Party

The Homeland Conspiracy is celebrating the release of it’s 2nd album “Time$ Have Changed” with a  full night of live Rock and Roll music featuring live performances by Zammek, Tragic Americans, Tendrill, Trading Faces, and Static Echo. Social distancing rules and regulations will be followed to allow for a safe music event.

The Homeland Conspiracy is an intensely driven rock band that formed in the underbelly of the Midwest as a voice of reason in early 2011. Self-classified as an “aggressively progressive wake-up call to the modern music agenda.” The Homeland Conspiracy says what they mean in songs like The Bailout, River Killer, and 60 To Thrive. Each song is different from the next and you’ll hear influences from bands such as Helmet, Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Flag, U2, and Rage Against The Machine. Collectively T.H.C. shares 30+ years of performing experience and remains active in their communities by playing charities and helping those in need. They have shared the stage with several national acts such as The Midnight Ghost Train, Royal Bliss, Another Lost Year, and Lullwater.

What: “Time$ Have Changed” Album Release Party

When: Saturday, June 26 | 6 PM

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

Tickets: 6 bands for $5 | Purchase Now!

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 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.