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Hops and Hot Rods: Charity Car Show 2020

Pearl Street Brewery Announces Save The Date For Hops and Hot Rods 2020

Pearl Street Brewery, Koenig Performance Body & Paint, Inc. and the Sprout for Kids Foundation is hosting the 2nd Hops and Hot Rods Saturday July 18, 2020 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 Sprout for Kids Foundations.

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 Friday June 26, 2020 and cars can be submitted HERE.

What: Hops and Hot Rods: Charity Car Show
When: Saturday, July 18th  2020
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 St Andrew St La Crosse, WI 54603
Cost: $10.00
Time: Noon – 6:00 PM

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.

Pearl Street Brewery Sets Dates for Bikes at the Brewery in 2020

Pearl Street Brewery is hosting its annual Bikes at the Brewery Saturday March 7, 2020. This Annual Sprout For Kids Foundation Fundraiser is an invitational motorcycle show, featuring hand built motorcycles from small and independent builders including showcasing a few vintage motorcycles.

Interested parties that want to show their work may contact James Whistleman at jmsfinelines111@aol.com or 608-406-8180.

What: Bikes at the Brewery
When: Saturday March 7, 2020
Time: 10am-6:00 PM
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Price: $7.00 Entry

About Sprout For Kids Foundation

Sprout for Kids Foundation is a LOCAL non-profit that raises money and goods to be donated directly to families, schools, and organizations in La Crosse and the surrounding area.  As of 2017, the foundation has been able to donate thousands of dollars directly to those in need on behalf of Pearl Street Brewery and On Three Printing & Design.

North Woods TEAM to Host Pints for the Playground

North Woods TEAM to Host Pints for the Playground

The general public may join the North Woods TEAM for an Adult Night Out Saturday March 7, 2020 at Pearl Street Brewery to raise funds to renovate the 4K/Kindergarten playground at North Woods International Elementary School.

Featuring entertainment by local musician Andy Hughes, the public is invited to raise a glass for the new playground, sponsored by the Pogreba Restaurant and Pearl Street Brewery. Tickets are $20 and will include a beverage and a Pork Q meal (Grilled Pork Ribeye, potato salad, baked beans, roll & butter).

What: Pints for the Playground and Pork Q
When: Saturday March 7, 2020 | 6 PM – 10 PM
Where: Pearl St Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI
Tickets: $20.00 on the PSB App (includes a beverage and a Pork Q meal)

More information may be found at the North Woods TEAM’s Facebook event page here.

About the North Woods TEAM
The North WoodsTeam is a parent volunteer organization that supports the North Woods International Elementary School.

About Andy Hughes
Andy Hughes is an award-winning, chart-topping singer-songwriter who has spent the last 20 years immersed in the music scene of the Upper-Midwest. For much of that time, Andy has been the front-man and songwriter for the successful ska/reggae band, TUGG. With TUGG, Andy has toured the U.S. with The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, Passafire, and more.

Koch Marshall Trio + Mark Joseph & The American Soul Friday March 6, 2020

$20 adv on the PSB App / $25 dos.

Koch Marshall Trio will be hitting the Pearl Street Brewery Main Stage with support from Mark Joseph & The American Soul.

At the heart of Koch Marshall Trio is a blues sensibility with an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country played with grooves and dynamic improvisations. The trio blend the explosive guitar of Greg, the groove-centric, playing of his son Dylan on drums and the organ stylings of Toby Marshall, Greg’s compositions are properly portrayed in the blues drenched, funk, gospelly, jazz-rock panorama in which they were conceived.

Milwaukee native Greg Koch has also forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by author and former editor- in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine Tom Wheeler and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa.

In addition to his 15 releases on multiple record labels which feature his unique take on a variety of American guitar styles and his versatile compositions, Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars which listed him in their “Top Ten Unsung Guitarists” on Fender.com.

Opening the night will be Mark Joseph & The American Soul. Mark Joseph has performed over two thousand live shows, created five full length albums and multiple EP’s. 2020 finds Mark Joseph’s release of his new full length album, “The Musician and the Muse”.

Mark Joseph was Inspired and forever changed by witnessing the virtuosity of “The King of Blues” (BB King).  Shortly after he was gifted his first guitar in 1991, at the ripe age of 10.  The subsequent decades, two thousand plus live shows, five full-length albums and multiple EP’s, have permanently written Mark Joseph into the sonic history he was inspired by so many years ago. Yet the blues was the common thread throughout for this Minnesota born singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

2020 finds Mark Joseph showing no signs of slowing down with the recent release of his new full-length album, “The Musician and the Muse”.  The blues is front and center as Joseph explores both his expansive songwriting skills, and his explosive ability to make the guitar sing, cry, or even challenge fans to question what is possible with a pic and some strings.  In collaboration with the prolific and accomplished LA-based producer Steve McCormick, this record is a true snapshot in time, building upon the blues of the past, yet carving out a place for Joseph that is uniquely his own.

The Musician & The Muse features guest appearances from:
 – Richie Hayward (Little Feat) Drums on “Walk To The Water”
 – Stanley Behrens (WAR/Canned Heat / Willie Dixon) on Harmonica
 – John Avila (Oingo Bingo/Lukas Nelson/Neil Young) on Bass
 – Toby Lee Marshall (Koch-Marshall Trio) on Hammond Organ
“The Blues is my home.  A place filled with emotions, the past… an uncertain future.  Dark, light, it’s all there.” – Mark Joseph

What: Koch Marshall Trio and
Mark Joseph & The American Soul
When: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Price: $20 adv on the PSB App / $25 dos.

Pearl Street Brewery Announces Annual Winter Bus Trip to the Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament

Pearl Street Brewery (PSB) is inviting the general public to jump on the bus for the annual Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament  Saturday February 1, 2020. In 2019, PSB packed three buses for the all day tournament in Westby, WI. 2020 Tickets include the Ski Jump Entry Button, bus ride to & from Del’s Bar in La Crosse, and a tailgate with PSB Beer and food.

Pearl Street Brewery is the Official Craft Beer Sponsor of the Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament which is held Friday and Saturday featuring competitors from 5 countries on an Olympic-size hill. International competition includes the USA’s best ski jumpers. Entertainment, food, with live music both nights at the Rod & Gun Club. Fireworks Friday night between jumping rounds at approximately 7:30pm.

What: PSB Winter Bus Trip to the Westby Ski Jump
Bus Pick Up: Del’s Bar  229 3rd St N, La Crosse, WI 54601
When: Saturday February 1, 2020 | Time 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $45.00 includes Ski Jump Entry Button, Bus ride from Del’s Bar in La Crosse / Back and Tailgate with PSB Beer and Food.

Tickets may be purchased on the PSB App. 

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

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

BUY TICKETS ON THE APP

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

BUY TICKETS ON THE APP

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.

Chicago Farmer Album Release Show

With Pat Ferguson & The Sundown Sound and Barbaro

Thursday, February 20
Doors  6pm / show 7pm
$12 Pre-sale $15 Door
Pearl Street Brewery
1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603
www.pearlstreetbrewery.com
Tickets: pearlstreetbrewery.com/app

Putting the Poetry in Motion,
Chicago Farmer Joins Forces with The Band of Heathens
New Album Flyover Country  – Due Out Feb 7, 2020
Recorded at The Finishing School in Austin, Texas

First Single “Indiana Line” Out Now →  https://chicagofarmer. hearnow.com

For recording artists, albums can be like children — it’s hard to go on record choosing one as a favorite. But Cody “Chicago Farmer” Diekhoff doesn’t hesitate to designate his forthcoming release, Flyover Country, as his “golden child.”

“I think it’s my best work so far and definitely the one that I put the most into,” Diekhoff said of the 10-song album, due out Feb. 7, 2020.

Americana Highways premiered the lead single, “Indiana Line,” which is out now, saying, “With an ominous western intro, ‘Indiana Line’ builds up to a foot stompin,’  thumpin’ instant singalong. This bodes very well for Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country. The harmonies with The Band of Heathens are irresistible, and the style is absolute contagion.”

Flyover Country, his sixth full-length studio album, comes on the heels of his double-disc live release, Quarter Past Tonight, and the new one signals a turning point for Diekhoff. Quarter Past Tonight was a sort of valedictory statement for Chicago Farmer as a solo tale-spinning troubadour. He felt it was time for a change.

I knew as I was writing these songs that they called for another direction — and a band. A band that was tight, had soul, and knew how to make records,” Diekhoff said. “I’ll always be a folksinger, but you can’t just keep doing the same thing over and over. I decided it’s time to throw some fuel on this fire and get it going. For me, it’s all about the poetry and playing with a band is about putting the poetry in motion a little differently.”

As he was contemplating how to make his next record, he had some dates opening for The Band of Heathens. Talking backstage with Gordy Quist of the Heathens, Diekhoff discovered that the Heathens had their own studio (The Finishing School) back home in Austin, Texas, and had a strong track record of working on recording projects with other musicians, including Margo Price and Reed Foehl. On top of that, the five guys in The Band of Heathens are all versatile, world-class musicians with soul and they know how to make records.

“It seemed like it was meant to be, a calling from the Americana rock ‘n’ roll gods,” Diekhoff said.

The Heathens thought as highly of Chicago Farmer as Diekhoff thought of them. “Cody writes and sings in a truly authentic voice about the people that inhabit the spaces America’s hopes and dreams have been built upon. Always the underdog, sometimes overlooked, but never to be forgotten,” said Ed Jurdi of the Heathens.

With Quist and Jurdi serving as co-producers with Diekhoff, the Heathens and Diekhoff hit the studio with the blueprints for the next Chicago Farmer album. While there were some overdubs, Chicago Farmer’s voice was recorded completely live with The Heathens to drive his words even deeper.

Diekhoff said. “I’ve never been put to the test like that before. It really made me kick it up a notch.”

“Cody came in with a stellar batch of songs and really had a good vision for what he wanted the album to be,” Jurdi added.

Diekhoff’s longtime collaborator Chris Harden served as recording engineer (and mixed the album), on top of adding harmonies on two songs, and Heather Horton added harmony vocals on three tunes.

Fans of Chicago Farmer will already know at least a couple of the songs on Flyover Country if they’ve seen a show in the past couple years. In fact, Diekhoff’s talking-blues tribute to hardworking, unsung, everyday heroes, “Dirtiest Uniform,” and his country-folk singalong anthem extolling the virtues of intimate live music shows and cheap beer over corporate arena concerts, “$13 Beers,” are among the highlights on Quarter Past Tonight.

Diekhoff and the Heathens cover a lot of musical territory on Flyover Country. “Indiana Line” is a country-tinged rootsy raveup, a tale of a desperate drive down the road to redemption with great, growling slide guitar work. The title track is a languid waltz with a shuffling beat and jangly guitar, an ode to the people of the rural heartland, his people, putting Diekhoff’s high vibrato to great use. A brisker waltz beat propels “Collars,” another tribute to small-town folks, this one inspired by a young soldier who didn’t come home from Iraq.

Harmonica and baritone guitar drive “Deer in the Sky,” an uptempo folk-rock number about the benefits of flying over driving (you can drink beer on a plane and you’ll never hit a deer). Things get downright raucous on a couple songs, with Diekhoff’s grunge-rock roots coming out on “Mother Nature’s Daughter,” an environmental protest song, while the guitars go to town on “All in One Place,” a humorous look at the sad truth about making money in the music business.

Diekhoff pays tribute to Hank Williams with the album’s sole cover, Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man,” while also honoring Kenny Forbes, a friend’s father who introduced a young Diekhoff to the music of Hank Williams, setting him off on his musical quest as a folksinger. “Ramblin’ Man” starts with a stripped-down presentation but by the final verse it explodes with intensity.

The album ends with “The Village Revisited,” a sprawling, gospel-tinged song about the importance of community that recalls Creedence Clearwater Revival’s take on “Midnight Special” at times and at the end sounds like a party has broken out in the studio.

Through all the songs on Flyover Country — and most Chicago Farmer songs, for that matter —runs a common thread, a love and respect for regular folks, those who might be overlooked and underappreciated.

“A lot of my friends are just getting by day-to-day,” Diekhoff said. “We keep at it, we keep working hard. Hopefully, eventually, things will turn around.”

When Flyover Country comes out in February, Diekhoff will put his solo troubadour days behind him, at least for a while. He’ll hit the road with a band, performing as Chicago Farmer and the Fieldnotes, something he’s really looking forward to after seeing how much fun The Band of Heathens have onstage.

This is Chicago Farmer’s first studio album in four years and it will be available on CD and vinyl, as well as digital & streaming services. Pre-order Flyover Country now through Kickstarterhttp://kck.st/2KbMnLX.

Further information and tour dates can be found at www.chicagofarmer.com, www.facebook.com/chicagofarmer , and twitter.com/chicagofarmer.

Wine Run 5k Announce Dates for the La Crosse 5k Wine/Beer Run/Walk.

On Sunday June 14, 2020 runners and walkers may participate in the first La Crosse 5k Wine/Beer Run/Walk.

Participants have options to participate in the 5k Wine/Beer Run/Walk or the 0.0 K Race. The 5k includes the run with participants being able to enjoy a full pour at the finish line. The 0.0 K Race is for the spectators, the 0.0 K option gains spectators access to the race and includes a full pour and a souvenir glass without running or walking.

This event capitalizes on the scenic views of La Crosse County and the craft beverages produced by Pearl Street Brewery and Turisimo Fermentations. Music will be taking place along the finish line along with light refreshments and water with the race being professionally timed by J3 Timing.

This race benefits the Sprouts for Kids Foundation, a LOCAL non-profit that raises money and goods to be donated directly to families, schools, and organizations in La Crosse and the surrounding area. Proceeds will specifically go to support Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic, a free-to-all clinic that serves the North La Crosse Community.

What: La Crosse Wine/Beer Run 5k
When: Sunday June 14, 2020
Time: 9AM -12PM
Where: Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Register: https://runsignup.com

About the Wine Run 5k Series
Wine Run 5k is a family owned company that aims to feature amazing local brewers and winemakers and bring friends together for a fun fitness event.

Frozen River Film Festival to Feature Crafting Adventure (adventure-themed films)

Frozen River Film Festival will be hosting an adventure-themed film set at Pearl Street Brewery January 10, 2020.

The event “Crafting Adventure (a set of short films)” brought to Pearl Street Brewery by the Frozen River Film Festival is blending the art of craft beer and the art of film together, attendees may anticipate films featuring mountain biking, trail running, downhill skiing, and more.

The short films comprising the set are a collection of adventure-themed films from across the country and world ranging in length from 1 minute to 28 minutes that promises to leave the audience awed, amused, and inspired.

Food will be available by The Damn Tasty Catering. Sponsors include Jumpstart Sales, State Bank Financial, Midwest Family Broadcasting, and the Potato King.

What: Crafting Adventure (a set of short films)
When: Friday January 10, 2020
Time: Doors at 6:00 PM The film set will begin at 7:00 and last until 8:15-8:30.
Where: Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Cost: Free

About Frozen River Film Festival 

The Frozen River Film Festival is a Winona-based documentary film festival going into its 15th season in February 2020. The main festival will be Feb. 5-9th this winter. For more info go to https://www.frff.org/