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Joe Katchever of Pearl Street Brewery to be featured on “Developing a Sour Program” Panel

Master Brewers Association and Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild joint Technical Conference in Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN: Joe Katchever of Pearl Street Brewery will be on a panel of sour beer professionals Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The panel “Developing a sour beer program” will be a  discussion with brewers from Earth Rider Brewery, Pearl Street Brewery, and O’so Brewing Company, focusing on starting a sour program at your brewery.

The Minnesota Brewers Conference is a kick off to the All Pints North weekend, a conference put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Master Brewers (MBAA) District St. Paul-Minneapolis. The event will be packed with national and local speakers, covering the technical aspects of brewing to business strategies.

Panel Information 

Developing a Sour Program
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Allyson Rolph, Earth Rider Brewery; Marc Buttera, O’so Brewing; Joe Katchever, Pearl Street Brewery
Developing a sour beer program: A panel discussion with brewers from Earth Rider Brewery, Pearl Street Brewery, and O’so Brewing Company focusing on starting a sour program at your brewery.

About Joe Katchever

After beginning his career in beer, working at various breweries in Colorado, Joe Katchever moved back to his home state of Wisconsin in 1999 and founded Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse. Over the years, Joe took the brewery from Pearl Street in the heart of La Crosse’s downtown, to a new location and he grew the brewery’s influence from just local, to a footprint that covers Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota and Iowa. Being a hands-on brewer, Joe has done just about everything in the small brewer’s world and the small business world. Joe began barrel aging beer in 2004 but couldn’t find a market for these eclectic beer styles in the early years of craft. Many years later, he started brewing and ageing mixed-ferment beers again and found a small, but enthusiastic crowd that sought after these styles and Pearl Street Brewery’s new sour beer program was born!

What: Minnesota Brewers Conference
When: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Member price: $50 (Price jumps to $65 on July 17)
Nonmember price: $100
Nonmember + All Pints North ticket: $135 ($145 value)
About Pearl Street Brewery 

Pearl Street Brewery has been creating award-winning craft beers in La Crosse, WI for 20 years.  Their beer can be found in restaurants, bars, and retailers all over Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.  Brewery tours are available every Friday and Saturday and patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery plays host to musical groups, yoga classes, fundraisers, and many community events.

Watch Pearl Street Brewery on the the new Discover Wisconsin.

Pearl Street Brewery is inviting presidential candidates to pour the perfect beer

Photo Credit: PATRICK SEMANSKY / AP

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton stopped at the Pearl Street Brewery during her run for the 2016 presidential election.

La Crosse WI: Pearl Street Brewery is inviting presidential candidates to try to pour a perfect beer at its tasting room on La Crosse’s Northside.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton stopped at the Pearl Street Brewery during her run for the 2016 presidential election. After spending time with owners Joe Katchever and Tami Plourde, then Secretary of State Clinton went for a photo opportunity and committed what is considered a major faux pas in Wisconsin; a state known for its rich brewing history.

Secretary Clinton attempted to tap herself a pint of Pearl Street’s famous DTB Brown Ale but revealed her lack of skills, when she poured herself a glass of foam. Plourde, who was standing next to Clinton, quickly poured a second DTB and switched glasses with Mrs Clinton but not until after she had proudly held her foamy glass up for the onlooking members of the press.

Memes of Clinton, apparently unaware of the impact of her mistake, flooded the internet in the crucial months leading up to the election. The video of the pour has racked up hundreds of thousands of views and has been mentioned on hundreds of news sites and blogs. Some major news outlets even reported she may have damaged her presidential attempt, after blundering the pour in the Badger State.

A recent article on fitsnews.com stated, “Clinton’s pour was all foam, people … and voters in the Badger State took notice,” and said, “Never discount the extent to which 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton damaged her electoral prospects after attempting (unsuccessfully) to pour a craft beer for herself at Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin.”

Joe Katchever, Founder and Brewmaster of Pearl Street Brewery believes pouring a beer is a national pastime in the United States. Especially in a state famous for great beer. “In a state where almost everyone learns the proper way to tap a beer, the consensus is that this may very well have cost Hillary Wisconsin and perhaps the Presidency.” Katchever says he also invited Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to come to the brewery when they made stops in La Crosse but did not receive a response from either candidate.

“I extend a warm welcome to the candidates in the upcoming election to see who can pour a perfect pint of DTB,” Katchever says, “I can’t guarantee you’ll win Wisconsin with a perfect pour but I guarantee it’ll help!”

The famous Hillary Clinton video can be seen on YouTube!

About Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery has been creating award-winning craft beers in La Crosse, WI for 20 years. Their beer can be found in restaurants, bars, and retailers all over Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Brewery tours are available every Friday and Saturday and patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday. The brewery plays host to musical groups, yoga classes, fundraisers, and many community events.

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

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Pearl Street Brewery to host Reverend Horton Heat’s 2019 Rockabilly Invasion

Reverend Horton Heat, a band often described with words such as rockabilly, psychobilly, country, and surf is playing August 17, 2019 at Pearl Street Brewery along with the Delta Bombers and Lincoln Durham.

The Reverend Horton Heat has recorded with Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), revered by country music legends like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and toured with Soundgarden, ZZ Top, The Cramps, Social Distortion, White Zombie and the Sex Pistols along with providing touring opps to upstarts Kyuss, Hank III, Marilyn Manson and countless others across decades on the road.

The Reverend Horton Heat performs nearly 200 shows annually. The band has also wowed sold-out crowds with their multi-city residencies across America, including performances at Coachella, Reading, Austin City Limits, Riot Fest and countless other festivals.

With over 1 million albums sold and nearly 35 years in the game, The Reverend Horton Heat have been delivering blood-pressure inducing scriptures to millions of fans worldwide.

The Reverend Horton Heat show will also feature the Delta Bombers and Lincoln Durham.

 

What: Reverend Horton Heat (website)

When: Saturday August 17 | 8pm

Where: Pearl Street Brewery (Main Stage) – 1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603

Cost: $25 Presale | $30 Door

 

Tickets are available on the Pearl Street Brewery App, and Festivals Food in Holmen, Onalska, and the La Crosse Village.

Great River Shakespeare Festival hosting performance of The Servant of Two Masters

The performance will feature Carlo Goldoni’s eighteenth century Italian classic is as hilarious as ever in this brand new adaptation. Unbeknownst to each other, two lovers flee to Venice: one in disguise, one on the run from the law, and both in need of a little assistance. When wily servant Truffaldino is faced with the opportunity to secretly serve these two masters for double the money, he is quick to accept…without thinking about the challenges of trying to be in two places at once! Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist.

What: The Servant of Two Masters

When: Sunday July 14,2019 | 7 pm

Where: Pearl Street Brewery (Main Stage)

1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603

Cost: $25 – Tickets

Ticket price includes buffet meal (drinks not included) Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m., the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

About the Great River Shakespeare Festival (http://grsf.org/)

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a nonprofit, professional Equity theater company in Winona, MN, dedicated to dynamic, clearly spoken productions of Shakespeare’s plays which enrich people’s lives, extensive community education, and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training.

Pearl Street Brewery to Host Hops and Hot Rods July 20th 2019

Pearl Street Brewery, Koenig Performance Body & Paint, Inc. and the Sprout for Kids Foundation are hosting Hops and Hot Rods July 20, 2019 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 Central High School Auto Shop Program.

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 July 1, 2019 and can be submitted here

What: Hops and Hot Rods

When: Saturday, July 20th  2019

Where: Pearl Street Brewery

1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54603

Cost: $10.00 proceeds to benefit the Central High School Auto Shop Program

Time: Noon – 6:00 PM

Contact Travis with any car show questions – travis@pearlstreetbrewery.com.

Pearl Street Brewery Participates in the 2019 Wisconsin Brewers Guild Common Thread Beer

Pearl Street Brewery has once again participated in the Wisconsin Brewers Guild Common Thread Series. The Common Thread is a macro-collaboration created by more than 20 Wisconsin brewers who came together to share ideas and celebrate Wisconsin’s rich brewing heritage and culture.

The 2019 Common Thread Collaboration was brewed at Vintage Brewing Company in Sauk City. This year’s beer is a Cranberry Witbier with a touch of coriander, chamomile, and rose hips and a hint of tartness contributed by a partial kettle sour.  This beer has been described as a “Belgian-inspired unfiltered wheat ale with a tempting citrus/cranberry fruitiness, velvety smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness and juicy-tart berry finish” with 8 IBUs 5.4% ABV.

Wisconsin-grown Ingredients Include:

Malted Scarlett 2-row barley

– Malteurop, Milwaukee

Flaked oats, flaked wheat & malted wheat

– Briess Malting, Chilton

Cranberries & cranberry juice concentrate

– Badger State Fruit Processing

“Top Secret” varietal hops

– Gorst Valley Hops, Nekoosa

Coriander & rose hips

– Hopnology, Mazomanie

The Tart Cranberry Wit will be officially released in La Crosse at the Pearl Street Brewery tasting room on Thursday June 6, 2019 at the monthly meeting of their Mug Club. Doors open at 4pm (Open to the Public). Proceeds from Common Thread sales are contributed to the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.

About the Wisconsin Brewers Guild

The Guild’s mission is to promote and maintain standards of excellence in Wisconsin’s brewing industry. They provide a network that connects brewers, suppliers, retailers, and of course enthusiasts not only in Wisconsin but worldwide. By uniting the small and independent brewers across the state, the Guild has a stronger voice that aims to educate policy makers at the state and federal level about their industry and promote legislation that will allow the craft brewing industry to thrive.

Driftless Makers Exchange Brings Dozens of Artists and Makers to the Brewery

Image: James Elliot from Old Soul Revival

Artists and makers will sell their handmade wares at Pearl Street Brewery on Saturday May 11, 2019 from noon-6pm. Hosted by the Driftless Maker’s Exchange this an event was created to gather local artists and makers and allow them the opportunity to showcase their handmade wares for sale to the public.

Visitors can shop, enjoy a Pearl Street Brewery beverage, purchase lunch from local caterer, The Damn Tasty, listen to live music from Winona’s Amanda Grace, and take a guided brewery tour.

What: Driftless Makers Exchange
When: Saturday, May 11th | Noon-6pm
Where: Pearl St Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street  La Crosse, WI 54603

This event is FREE and open to the public, more information may be found at the Driftless Maker Exchange’s Facebook page at facebook.com/driftlessmakerexchange.

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Pearl Street Brewery to Host Kind Country Album Release 

Pearl Street Brewery to Host Kind Country Album Release 

Saturday April 13, 2019

$7 Adv & $10 DOS | 7pm Doors | 21+ | Get Tickets

 

Pearl Street Brewery is hosting national touring Kind Country’s album release party with opening act The Wooks Saturday April 13, 2019. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of “Cosmic American music”. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy.

Kentucky natives, The Wooks will also be hitting the stage, they state their music translates the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. With both respect for their heritage and innovative originality, The Wooks are the natural evolution of a sound that has always been there.

 

Kind Country Press

kindcountryband.com

“These guys have something special going on, with the addition of drums allowing the group to go deeper in exploring how bluegrass can morph and intersect with other genres and giving them the freedom to create a sound that is truly their own. However, they still stay true to their string-band origins and bluegrass roots, with their energetic playing and the talent among the six players more-or-less guaranteeing a foot-stompin’ good time.”-  

– Ming Lee Newcomb – Live for Live Music

 

The Wooks Press

wookoutamerica.com

“What has happened, in largely organic fashion, is a string-music sound that recalls renegade innovators John Hartford and David Grisman as much as roots driven sources Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, along with improv-savvy interplay that endears the band to jam music fans and bluegrass traditionalists alike.”

Lexington Herald -Leader

 

About Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery has been creating award-winning craft beers in La Crosse, WI for 20 years.  Their beer can be found in restaurants, bars, and retailers all over Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.  Brewery tours are available every Friday and Saturday and patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Sunday.  The brewery plays host to musical groups, yoga classes, fundraisers, and many community events.

 

April Pearl Street Brewery Events

April 4 – First Firkin Thursday (see more)

April 6 – Pints, Proceeds, and Produce (see more)

April 12 – Adult Recess @Children’s Museum (see more)

April 13 – Kind Country Album Release (see more)

April 20 – 4/20 Green Party with Tugg (see more)

April 23 – Craft Night with Habitat for Humanity (see more)

April 27 – Big Bluff Comedy (see more)

 

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Pearl Street Brewery to Release Limited CBD Infused Beer and 2019 Smokin’ Hemp Porter

4/20 Green Party with TUGG and People Brothers Band

April 20 from 4-8pm |  $7.00 | Purchase here. 

Pearl Street Brewery Tasting Room

1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54603

 

Pearl Street Brewery is currently announcing their upcoming Spring beer release of its 2019 batch of Smokin’ Hemp Porter available regionally on April 20th (4/20) and a CBD infused limited draft only available at the Pearl Brewery Tap Room. The name of the CBD beer will be unveiled at the highly anticipated 4/20 release event.

Another Pearl Street original, and a Silver Medal Winner at the World Beer Championships, the Smokin’ Hemp Porter is a dark, smooth, and easy drinkin’ porter made with cherry-wood smoked malt and toasted hemp seeds. (Limited 4/20 Release – 5.5% ABV 18 IBUs)

Pearl Street Brewery is ahead of its time when it comes to releasing beer that actually contains hemp. Pearl Street Founder and Brewmaster, Joe Katchever has been brewing and serving Smokin’ Hemp Porter on draught since 2008. Katchever says, “although I applied several times, I couldn’t get Federal label approval for this beer because it had the word ‘hemp’ on the label. I have many emails back and forth with the TTB (the Federal Agency that regulates alcohol product labels) explaining that the beer did not contain illegal substances and that hemp itself is not illegal. It was not until recently that they were able to give me their permission to label and sell this beer outside of the state.”  Smokin’ Hemp Porter has been sold in bottles since 2015.

Pearl Street Brewery will be showcasing the 2019 batch of Smokin’ Hemp Porter and the new CBD infused draft at the Pearl Street Brewery Tap Room on April 20 from 4-8pm during the  during the 4/20 Green Party with TUGG and People Brothers Band.

Information available at pearlstreetbrewery.com or by downloading the Pearl Street Brewery App.

About TUGG

TUGG continues to prove why they’re a fast rising star of the alternative reggae/ska scene. All of the bands 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 (tuggmusic.com).

About People Brothers Band

Originally hailing out of Madison, Wisconsin, The People Brothers Band (PBB) are a staple of the Midwest’s vibrant music scene. Featuring some of the best vocalists and musicians in the region, the PBB have blossomed into a unique brand of Rhythm and Soul dedicated to uplifting the hearts and minds of its friends and fans (peoplebrothers.com).

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Pearl Street Brewery to Release Spring Seasonal Beers & 2018 Sprout For Kids Foundation Fundraising Numbers

La Crosse WI, March 2019: Since 2009 Pearl Street Brewery, in conjunction with On Three Printing and Design, has been raising funds for La Crosse area families, schools, and organizations through the Sprout for Kids Foundation.  They are proud to announce that they reached a milestone of over $30,000 raised for the community in 2018.

Planning efforts are underway for 2019 charitable events and Pearl Street Brewery is currently announcing their upcoming Spring beer releases available regionally next week and at a special event at the Root Note.

Releases include Rumpshaker IPA, a seasonal New England Stye IPA which is hoppy, hazy and unfiltered along with their sour Spring ale – Pop Gose, a light and refreshing beer that is flavored with hibiscus and lavender flowers and cucumber and has undergone wild, spontaneous fermentation with native microbes found in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Pearl Street Brewery will be showcasing Pop Gose at a special 90’s themed party at the Root Note (115 4th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601) with DJ Dill, taking place Thursday March 7 from 6pm-8pm.

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, 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 20 years.  Their beer can be found in restaurants, bars, and retailers all over Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.  Brewery tours are available every Friday and Saturday and patrons can visit the Tasting Room Tuesday through Saturday.  The brewery plays host to musical groups, yoga classes, fundraisers, and many community events.

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

Watch Pearl Street Brewery on the the new Discover Wisconsin.