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Sprout for Kids Foundation’s Poses & Pints looking for Community Nonprofits

The Sprout for Kids Foundation’s Poses & Pints is looking for nonprofits in the La Crosse Area, to apply to partner in a local weekly fundraiser through yoga & beer throughout 2019-2020. 

For $10.00, and led by local yoga partners, participants to the weekly Saturday events can relax and refresh with this gentle yoga class in the warm, friendly and authentic atmosphere of The Pearl Street Brewery. All skill levels welcome for a flowing yoga class; and after class, participants can enjoy a pint with fellow yogis and friends (21+). 

Poses & Pints events, taking place at Pearl Street Brewery, have raised thousands of dollars for local charities. 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, hitting over $30,000 raised for the community in 2018.  

Nonprofits who would like to become one of our fundraising partners would be required to share information about the event raising funds for your organization. Help us bring more people to your Poses and Pints fundraiser through your organization’s social media and e-newsletter channels. 

Interested nonprofits may apply and find more information 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, Steppin’ Out in Pink, and many more.

 

Pearl Street Brewery hosting local rock music including the debut of the The Singularity Warning

Pearl Street Brewery hosting the debut of the The Singularity Warning

La Crosse WI: Pearl Street Brewery is welcoming The Singularity Warning, Floyd Turbo and Midwest Voltage to the Tasting Room Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

Midwest Voltage was formed in early 2013, Matt Smith and twin brothers Hugh Rose and Andrew Rose make up the Indie-Rock trio. Centered in La Crosse, WI, their fresh new sound of explosive progressive rock mixed with spacey riffs, sets them aside from the local music scene. 

Smith and the Rose brothers have been playing in local bands in the La Crosse area for over 2 decades, and have crafted their original sound out of the love of simple, catchy, and tight riffs. Now all in their mid 30’s, the band draws inspiration from early 1990’s rock and post punk and are a well-oiled, ass-kicking machine. They have played many clubs and bars in the Wisconsin/Minnesota areas as well as festivals in Western Wisconsin.

The Singularity Warning hails from the former Earth colony of La Crosse, Wisconsin. They are Travis Tippery, Jeff Brennan, Kean Fallon, and Schuyler Leehey. You may know them from such acts as Lava, Rhinestone Convoy, Sowbelly Bitchhog, Droids Attack, and Of Conscience. They are the heralds of warning for what remains of the human race, and their message is conveyed through sonic guitars, booming bass, and ground-pounding drums. The elements of technology leak into their organic roots; screeching robot speak and the sounds of hydraulic systems intertwine with a heavy blues groove in a marriage made in space and technological mayhem.  

What: The Singularity Warning, Floyd Turbo and Midwest Voltage

When: Saturday, August 3 2019

Where: Pearl Street Brewery  – 1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54603

Cost: $5.00

Time: 7-11pm 

Watch Pearl Street Brewery on the the new Discover Wisconsin.

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

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.

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)

Episode 3 – The Growth of Pearl Street Brewery

Episode 3 – The Growth of Pearl Street Brewery

From humble beginnings in a pub basement, to where they are today. Pearl Street Brewery has made a lot of friends along the way.

Episode 2 – Moving Forward with Pearl Street Brewery

Episode 2 – Moving Forward with Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse, WI has twenty years of growth and partnerships. Where it’s been, where it’s going and how their commitment to giving back to the community expanded into a not for profit.

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

Watch Pearl Street Brewery on the the new Discover Wisconsin.

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.