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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.

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 offer wines at their 22nd Annual Winter Ball!

Pearl Street Brewery to offer wines at their 22nd Annual Winter Ball!
FAQ | Rules & Regs

Check In/Pods

  • Cars will check in per Will Call List from Shopify Purchase or by their physical ticket.
  • Please carpool if you can.
  • Car spots are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No Spot Saving.
  • Not all spots are perfectly flat.
  • Overflow Street Parking will be available once all spots are taken.
  • Cars spots will act as a home base and can be supplemented with easy up tents and chairs. Once you are parked please stay in your spot. No driving around.
  • If you leave, the spot will be re-allocated.
  • Please allow for social distancing between vehicles.

Safety First/Cleanliness

  • Attendees are REQUIRED to wear masks in all common areas (check-in, bathrooms, etc.)
  • We will provide porta-potties AND indoor bathroom facilities.
  • We ask that attendees practice social distancing & practice handwashing measures.  The Tasting Room is open. But we encourage you to dress for the weather and hang outside…
    That’s where all the fun is 😉

Food/Drink

  • No carry-in ALCOHOL ALLOWED.  Please don’t be difficult about this.
  • Beer, Cider, Hard Seltzer, Hard Cider, Wine, NA Drinks, or Bottled Water will be for sale at an Outdoor Bar and Indoor Bar.
  • WB Releases will ONLY be available at the Outdoor Bar.
  • No Beer is included with the Admission Ticket but is sold separately.
  • Cars / PODS will be given a trash bag. Please clean up after yourselves in your area.
  • Beverage Tickets are available at the Check In Tent.
  • Food is encouraged to carry-in. Snack away.
  • Bring a grill if you want.
22nd Annual Winter SNOW Ball | Saturday, February 20th
Doors 2 PM |Event 3-7 PM

$10 Tickets | 21+
Pearl Street Brewery (Parking Lot)

On Saturday, February 20th, Pearl Street Brewery will be celebrating their 22nd Annual Winter Ball at Pearl Street Brewery outside, in front of the brewery. The outdoor event will include live music, bonfire, and the release of five new and exciting Pearl Street creations as well as offerings from Turisimo (Tur-E-see-mo) Winery.  Admittance to the Winter Snow Ball is $10 per person and ticket sales are capped for social distancing.

The lineup of special release beers:

  • Hazy Juicy Pale Ale
  • Cask conditioned Spruce-a-Lool
  • Burly Girl Robust Stout
  • Barrel Aged 2017 Flanders Red
  • Blender Bender Fruited Smoothie IPA

Mark Joseph will be performing Paul Simon’s “Graceland” Album

Opener: The Mayfield Experience

Other PSB beers and three wines from Turisimo Winery will be available. $10 Tickets are available in advance at the Pearl Street Brewery Store and at the brewery.

For the first time ever, Pearl Street will offer house-made wines at their Winter Ball. Over 2020, PSB diversified itself into a winery. Wines made at the brewery are made under the name Turisimo Winery and Fermentations. Turisimo also makes hard setzers and ciders.

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.

According to Brewmaster Joe Katchever, the decision to have this year’s Winter Ball outside was primarily so people could celebrate while still following safe social distancing rules. “We had some very successful and responsible outdoor events this past year.” He says, “we are Wisconsinites and Minnesotans and having fun outdoors in the Winter is in our blood.”

Precautions being taken include contactless check-in, limiting capacity, sanitizing stations, and single use drinkware.  The full list of rules and regulations will be available at the Pearl Street Brewery website and app.

What: 22nd Annual Winter SNOW Ball
When: February 20, 2021 | 2pm-7pm
Cost: $10 Tickets | 21+
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603

Winter Ball

The La Crosse Paddling Club Hosting Social and Meeting Sunday, April 5, 2020

Established in 2018, the La Crosse Paddling Club consists of outdoor enthusiasts who value the numerous benefits of paddling, whether it be a canoe, a kayak, SUP paddleboard, or 20-person dragon boat.

The La Crosse Paddling Club is a friendly and inclusive active social club. Members range in age, fitness levels, and enjoy time on the water. The Club mission is to promote interest and participation in the sport of paddling through safety education, skill training, social events, and outreach.

The group feels that paddling is a leisure activity that can keep individuals active for an entire lifetime while offering varying levels of activity. The general public is invited to attend the April 5 meeting and social hour to learn more about the organization.

More information on the club may be found at www.lacrossepaddlingclub.com.

What: La Crosse Paddling Club Social and Meeting
When: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Cost: Free | Open to the Public
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

About The La Crosse Paddling Club 

  • To promote interest and participation in the sport of paddling
  • To provide education in all aspects of paddling, including proper technique, navigating area waters, safety tips, etc.
  • To support amateur and experienced paddlers as they reach their individualized paddling goals.
  • To encourage under-served groups, such as seniors, veterans, and youth, to paddle.
  • To bring paddlers together for recreational purposes and even competition, if desired.

Pearl Street Brewery, Arterial Bar & Grill, and The Good Fight Community Center Partner for Pop Gose Beer Fundraiser

On March 14, Visitors to the Arterial Bar & Grill will not only be able to taste the 2020 run of Pearl Street Brewery’s Pop Gose but will be able to support The Good Fight Community Center.

Pearl Street Brewery will be taking over 4 tap lines for the evening and will be pouring their Pop Gose, D.T.B Downtown Brown Ale, and new beers this year, Supreme Fatty and VO Haze. Pearl Street Brewery and Arterial will co-sponsor  $1 per beer sold as a donation to The Good Fight Community Center during the event.

OnThree Printing will be on site doing a live print, limited release T-shirt for the evening and music from the American Feedbag will start at 9pm.

What: Pop Gose Release Party & Good Fight Fundraiser
When: March 14 | 7pm-12am
Where: The Arterial Bar & Grill
1003 16th St S, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

The Good Fight Community Center

Providing at-risk and disadvantaged youth with hope, encouragement and a safe environment to develop personal goals, discipline and values free from juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, truancy, crime, gang activities and other difficult challenges.

Big Bluff Comedy is proud to present Geoffrey Asmus Friday February 14, 2020

Big Bluff Comedy is proud to present nationally touring comedian Geoffrey Asmus. Geoffrey began performing stand-up in 2013 immediately “after wasting $143,548 in college”. Within a short time he won Comedy on State’s Funniest Person in Madison 2015 and Penguin Comedy Club’s Funniest Person in Iowa 2015, both times “beating out the guy who invented meth, Quentin.”

Soon after, Geoffrey was selected as a ‘New Face’ performer at Just For Laughs Montreal and was featured on FOX’s ‘Laughs’ and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. He has also performed at the Laughing Skull, Bridgetown, Limestone and Boston comedy festivals and won 3rd place in Atlanta’s 2017 Laughing Skull festival. Geoffrey has opened for Brian Posehn, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Daniel Sloss and Alonzo Bodden among others.

When: Friday February 14, 2020
Time: Doors 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54601

Tickets: $15 online / $20 at the door / Purchase Tickets

Large groups may call ahead with the number of your party for priority seating (608) 784-4832.

Parking is available directly outside the front door of Pearl Street Brewery (PSB) within the gravel lot or on the nearby streets. Attendees are asked to not park in the adjacent blacktop parking lot, vehicles will be towed, see parking map here.

Special thanks to The Big Bub’s Comedy Show (Winona, MN) for helping us book and host Geoffrey Asmus!

Shakespeare From The Ground‎ Inaugural Event At Pearl Street Brewery

One of Shakespeare’s Plays, No director, One Rehearsal, at a Bar.

The newly formed Shakespeare From the Ground theater ensemble in La Crosse announces their first production in partnership with Pearl Street Brewery. They will be bringing Twelfth Night to life in a unique way Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. The group is modeled after the premise developed by Chicago’s The Back Room Shakespeare Project of performing one of Shakespeare’s plays in the spirit in which it was written.

In Shakespeare’s theatre, the audience was an unruly bunch of drunks. His actors had no director and they rehearsed only fights and dances. The Project is a culture and a set of ideas that is quickly being replicated across the country. They have official chapters in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Similar groups are popping up in communities across the country and Shakespeare From The Ground is the newest inception in La Crosse, WI.

Chuck Charbeneau has been instrumental in putting together a group of local and regional actors who are willing to throw caution to the wind for one night as they tackle one of Shakespeare’s plays—Twelfth Night in this case—with no direction, and only one rehearsal before going on stage… or Pearl Street Brewery in their case.

Charbeneau, who has degrees in computer science and theater, has been teaching improv for over two decades, and has acted in several local theater productions. “I had the opportunity to see The Back Room Shakespeare Project – (BRSP) in Chicago, picked up Samuel Taylor’s book ‘My Life with the Shakespeare Cult,’ and fell in love with the idea.” Said Chuck.

Local actors include: Chuck Charbeneau, Rick Gramlich, Megan Gunderson, Josh & Jacob Kaiser, Greg Parmeter, Devin Simko, Matt Springer, Kelsey Taunt, Joeann Tesar, Emily Ware, Jim Warsinske, Sam White as well as Whitney Graham (Madison, WI), Dawn Havican (Dubuque, IA), and Sara Pillatzki Warzeha (Minneapolis, MN).

“This process will be like no other show I’ve been in,” says Jacob Kaiser, “It’s going to be an excellent experience and a huge chance for personal growth as an actor.” Jacob is a senior at Aquinas High School. Some of his favorite roles include The Man in the Yellow Suit in Tuck Everlasting and singing “We Beseech Thee” in Godspell both at Aquinas as well as Aladdin in Aladdin Jr at La Crosse Community Theater.

For Rick Gramlich, “It is stepping back into the fire of scripted productions. If I’m going to jump let’s checkmark Shakespeare as something to add to my performing resume. Alas, into the flame I dost go!” Rick has been studying improv with Chuck Charbaneau over the last three years, but hasn’t been in a scripted stage production since high school.

You’re invited to find out firsthand what happens when this group of dedicated actors who understand their work take one of Shakespeare’s plays, eliminate the director, and are willing to step into the chaos. Mark your calendars for the inaugural performance from Shakespeare From the Ground: 12th Night for 12th Night!

What: Unrehearsed Shakespeare: 12th Night for 12th Night
When:  Tuesday, January 7, 2019  | Doors 6pm – Show 7-9pm
Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603
Cost: Free

About Shakesperae

Shakespeare From The Ground is based on the blueprint designed by The Back Room Shakespeare Project in Chicago—One of Shakespeare’s Plays, No director, One Rehearsal, at a Bar. The La Crosse, WI ensemble was formed in 2019 by Chuck Charbeneau who has a background in improv and theater. For more information about upcoming events, visit shakespearefromtheground.com or follow them on Facebook @Shakespearefromtheground or Twitter @shakespearefro1.

Media Contact 

Lisa K. Adams
(217) 638-0983
social@shakespearefromtheground.com

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 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.