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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.

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.

The La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Awards Grants to 7 Area Bars and Restaurants

La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Grants, Bars, Restaurants

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. The project raised $26,225.93, with $3,746.57 going to each entity, all applicants that applied received funding.

Awardees:

  • David Reay’s Modern Diner + Tavern
  • Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery
  • Leo & Leona’s Tavern
  • JavaVino
  • Mary Cody’s Restaurant
  • Meringue Bakery & Cafe
  • Sloopy’s Alma Mater

A Special thank you to all those individuals and businesses who helped raise these funds. 

—- TOTAL $26,225.93 

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.

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.