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Pearl Street Brewery invites the public to the Inaugural Canning Run of its D.T.B. Brown Ale

Pearl Street Brewery invites the public to the Inaugural Canning Run of its D.T.B. Brown Ale

Thursday February 13, 2020 | 5:30pm

Twenty-one years ago, Pearl Street Brewery made history when they opened their brewery in downtown La Crosse. Then City of La Crosse Mayor, John Medinger tapped the inaugural keg of DTB Brown Ale.

It was 14 years ago that Pearl Street first put it’s award-winning beers into bottles. Since then, beer-lovers have been able to find their favorite La Crosse-born bottled beer throughout Wisconsin. In Pearl Street’s most recent expansion, they have installed a brand-new American made canning line, and Pearl Street Brewery is inviting the public to the Inaugural Canning Run of its D.T.B. Brown Ale. D.T.B has been Pearl Street Brewery’s most popular beer for 21 years, and will be the first beer to be officially canned on their new line.

On Thursday February 13, at 5:30pm, attendees are invited to partake in packing their own 6 pack of ice cold D.T.B. Brown Ales as it comes off the line.  These brewery-fresh six-packs will be available for purchase immediately.

“Over the last two decades, Craft beer has emerged from the fringes of America and has planted it’s flag firmly in the middle of the mainstream.” says Brewmaster Joe Katchever.

Twenty-plus years ago, craft beer was distinguished because it could usually only be found on tap. Then it made it’s package debut in the infamous 22 oz bomber bottle. Years later, as craft beer became more commonplace on the shelves of grocery stores, it was sold in 12oz or 16oz bottles. I’ve now decided it was time for Pearl Street beers to be available in cans. It’s a natural evolution”

What: Inaugural Canning Run: D.T.B. Brown Ale
When: Thursday February 13, 2020
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603

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!

2020 Winter Beach Ball February 7-8, 2020

Friday Night Schedule

Pearl Street Brewery Offering Specialty Beer Releases and Island Food Pairing for 2020 Winter Ball

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Single Day Tickets Available At Local Festival Foods

To celebrate 21 years of brewing craft beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Pearl Street Brewery has set the theme of the 2020 Winter Ball (aka Winter Beach Ball) for February 7-8, 2020. This yearly event kicks off Friday with a beer and island food pairing social from the following restaurants:

 

La Crosse Distilling Company

Chef Matt Brown

Chilaquiles en Salsa Verde

Meringue Bakery (Food Network Baking Champion)

Baker Jen Barney

Coconut, sesame, and banana caramel entremet

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

Chef Brian Plum

Pineapple steam bun with avocado puree, Trinidadian stewed chicken with lime scented cucumbers

Fox Hollow Golf Course & Banquet Hall

Chef Tom Bernett

Hawaiian sweet roll stuffed with a chorizo meatball, chile sauce and topped with pineapple jalapeno relish

4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant

Chef Patrick Halverson

Chocolate coco crusted pork ribeye with a strawberry jalapeño pepper jelly cream cheese topping

 

The lineup of special release beers and drinks to be released include a Mixed Berry Hard Seltzer, Sangria, Peanut Butter Porter, a Mexican American Lager and Tropical Beeramid of 10 Cask Conditioned Hazy IPAs including a Pina Colada Hazy IPA all wrapped in the sweet sounds of summer tunes.

On Saturday, The Winter Beach Ball will feature the sounds of an island summer including a  Jimmy Buffet DJ set, Heatbox (funky beatboxing loop artist), and party band, The Sweatband (high voltage, 8-Bit Funk) to close the night.

Attendees are invited to wear their best island garb for the event including but not limited to flip-flops, cut-off jean shorts, hula skirts, sundress, flower prints, coconuts, Hawaiian shirts, and more.  A Hangover Breakfast will follow the event Sunday, more information to come. A variety of single day and weekend tickets are available on the Pearl Street Brewery App and local Festival Foods.

What: 2020 Pearl Street Brewery Winter Beach Ball
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
When: February 7-8, 2020
| (7th) 6pm-10pm || (8th) 5pm VIP Hour | 6-11 PM

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Friday Tickets – $40.00
5 Beer Samples, 5 Appetizer Courses and Entertainment.

Saturday Tickets – $20.00 pre-sale | $25.00 door
Includes 1 Free Beer and entry

Weekend Pass – $50.00
Entry for Friday
5 Beer Samples, 5 Appetizer Courses and Entertainment.
General Admission ticket for Saturday
Includes 1 Free Beer and Entry

Saturday VIP Tickets – $50.00
Includes 5 Beers, Early Entry, Growler Fill, Food and Entertainment

VIP Weekend Pass – $80
Entry for Friday
5 Beer Samples, 5 Appetizer Courses and Entertainment.
VIP Admission ticket for Saturday
Early Admission at 5pm
Free Food Spread
Free Growler Fill Coupon
One of Each of all 5 Special Releases
Entertainment

The Sweatband

Hailing from the purple city, Minneapolis, MN, The group was founded by local saxophonist Danny Q who had been a nationally touring contemporary jazz saxophonist for the last 5 years, but left the scene to pursue his true love of funk and rock. The band features a super cast of all Minnesota-based musicians including core members Scott Muellenberg (bass), Ke’Andre Mack (drums) and Jimmy Bayard (guitar). Collectively their resume has put them on stage with artists such as Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, The Petersons, Marva King, NPG, Judith Jill, Shelby J and Alexander O’Neil.

About Heatbox

Heatbox, aka The One Man Entertainment System, is a Minneapolis based funky beatboxing loop artist, video game show host, voice over actor, and computer programmer.

He has performed with or in front of many of the world’s biggest musical acts, and wowed crowds on some of the biggest stages and talent shows.

Things to Know About Sour Winter Gose

Seasonal Series. 

Sour Winter Gose is the coolest of our four-part seasonal Gose Series. Appearing on tap and on store shelves during the coldest months of the year, it comes out in December, just in time for the holidays and becomes harder to find towards the end of February.

Terroir Fermentation

Like the other Goses we brew, this ale has 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. The brisk tangy backbone is a lot like the brisk Winter air around here.

Fresh Spruce Tips 

Our friends Jackie and Pat, who have made Alaska their home, are a big part of this beer. Every year, after the warm Spring sun has broken up the Winter frost, they hike out into the spruce forests of the Alaskan frontier.  Amidst the bears, elk and moose who roam the mountainside, they hand pick the lemony fresh, new-growth tips of the spruce trees. This last year, they had some additional help from their new son who was born over the Winter.

They pack the fresh Spruce tips in coolers and bring them down to La Crosse when they come for a visit. These are the spruce tips that give Sour Winter Gose it’s citrusy nose and golden green hue.

Essential oil pressed from the skins of the rare Italian Bergamot orange bring a bright and juicy aroma. Bergamot oranges are pretty much inedible because they are so tart, but the essential oil, found just below the surface of the skin is prized for its culinary uses. Best known as the aromatics found in Earl Grey teas around the world, the Bergamot orange zest compliments this beer nicely.

Seasonal Winter Release – 4.8% ABV 3.5 IBUs

Things to Know About Raspberry Tambois

Tribute

A tribute to our very own, sometimes tart but always effervescent Tami, this tart and effervescent Belgian-style Framboise.

About Tami a.k.a. BrewMistress

Co-owner and Director of Sales and Marketing, or as her favorite coffee mug reads: “Queen of F***ing Everything.” She only breaks for a steamy, spicy bowl of Pho or maybe a quick workout!

West Flanders

Brewed with yeast and bacteria cultures just like the spontaneously fermented beers of the Lambic region of West Flanders.

Aged

We age this beer on a half-pound of real raspberries for every pint!

Limited January Release – 8.0% ABV 8 IBUs

Things to Know about Dakenstein IIPA

Things to Know about Dakenstein IIPA

 

Monster Beer 

This freak of a beer is released every year at Pearl Street Brewery’s Halloween bash. Brewed with a monster mix of pure barley malts and stitched together with a melange of the stinkiest hops we could find. We use all barley malt for a full, malty body.

 

Dankness

This beer is determined to be quite dank with a starting gravity of 19.2 and colossal quadruple-hoppings in the brewkettle. Unlike the modish IPA’s of today, this beer has a solid hoppy bitterness to match and balance its malty backbone. 

 

Unfiltered 

Dankenstein is a tribute to ancient brewing methods. We bottle and keg Dank with live yeast and the beer is naturally conditioned in the bottle. This leads to a fresher, brighted flavor and a more refined carbonation. Like all naturally carbonated beers, you’ll find it a bit hazy and with sediment in the bottle.

(Limited Fall Release – 10% ABV & 146 IBUs)

Things to Know about Gosecopia

Things to Know about Gosecopia

 

Air Microbes

This sour fall ale has undergone spontaneous primary fermentation with native microbes found in the air in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  

Terroir! 

This natural, terroir fermentation doesn’t just create an inviting sourness, but also connects this beer to our land and our community. 

Sour Series

Fourth in our seasonal sour series, this contemporary Gose is flavored with natural guava, mango, and locally sourced cranberry for a bountiful exbeerience.   

Enjoy

A Gose is meant to be enjoyed fresh at a young age.  We brew in small batches seasonally to give you a great Gose experience year round.

Seasonal Fall Release – 5.3% ABV  3.5 IBUs

Things to Know about Lederhosen Lager Fest Bier

Come late September each year, we start feeling the Gemütlichkeit. 

Season 

It’s time to dust off our lederhosen and drink beer. Brewmaster Joe first brewed the Lederhosen Lager for Oktoberfest in 2001 and has brewed it each year to celebrate the season since. It’s our salute to La Crosse’s great German heritage and over 150 years of brewing tradition. 

Process 

Brewed with Pilsen and Vienna malts, true German lager yeast, and spiced with hops grown in the Hallertau region of Germany. 

Hallertau Hop Region

Hallertau Hop Region is a small triangle of land in Germany, but it is the largest and perhaps most famous hop-growing district in the world.  Hops have been grown there since 768 AD.

Beer Steins

Not required for drinking Lederhosen Lager.  But man, you’ll look so cool.

You’ll find this amber beer to be smooth, malty, and easy drinking. Ein Prosit! 

(Seasonal Fall Release – 5.5% ABV 11 IBUs)

Things to Know about Applefest Appleweizen

The locals enjoy it so much, they made it the official beer of Applefest!

Apple Festing

Every September for the last 70 years, everybody gets together for a big parade with dozens of floats and marching, baton-twirling kids who stomp down to Abnet field next to the La Crescent Middle/High School to kick off Applefest.

If you listen you can hear the Apple Annies singing acapella and when you see them, you might be lucky enough to have your cheek adorned with an apple sticker or your t-shirt with an Applefest button. There’s a carnival, a cornhole tourney, a 5K run/walk, there are orchard tours, apple pie, a coronation of the new Royal Family and a beer tent with non-stop activities. This is where the tapping of the infamous, “Red Apple Keg” takes place.

Collaboration Across Borders

Celebrating generations of apple-farming, we call this a beer without borders as it brings cross-river neighbors from two different states together for a little hootin’ and hollerin’.

Like a marriage made in heaven, the Applefest Appleweizen is a marriage of fresh, light Wisconsin wheat ale and local, fresh-squeezed Minnesota Apples!

La Crescent, MN is right across the Mighty Miss from our brewery and La Crescent is surrounded by family-operated apple orchards. That’s why it’s known as The Apple Capital of Minnesota!

The Apples

Of all the apple varieties grown around here, Brewmaster Joe chose Honeycrisp apples because they are so darn good. We also like the fact that they are a Minnesota native! Honeycrisps are one of nine apple cultivars initially cultivated by the University of Minnesota that have become commercial varieties.

Patented in 1988 and released to the public in 1991, this apple wasn’t bred to grow, store or ship well. It was bred for taste: crisp, with balanced sweetness and acidity. That’s why we love ‘em. Local Honeycrisp apples are hand-harvested each Fall from one of the orchards just a few miles from our brewery and pressed into the freshest, most delicious juice you’ve ever had.

The Beer

Wheat beer brewed with Wisconsin barley and wheat malts. Fermented with a specific yeast for a pronounced estery aroma often found in Bavarian wheat beers and LAB for a fresh tanginess.

Seasonal Fall Release – 5.5% ABV 6 IBUs

Cheers to 20 Years of Beers (Video)!

Cheers to 20 Years of Beers! Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse, WI!

Patrons saluting 20 Years of Beers from Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse, WI!

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.