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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.

Pearl Street Brewery Hosting Pre-New Year’s Eve Party with The 4onthefloor

Pearl Street Brewery has set the date for the Pre-New Year’s Eve and Customer Appreciation party for Monday, Dec. 30th, 2019. Featuring the Minnesota based band The 4onthefloor. Attendees are invited for food, drinks, merriment, and the chance to win free beer for a year, as we ring in the new year early. 

Current Mug Club Members and those wishing to join, may sign up the night of the party and get into the event free and receive a one of a kind gift. 

What: Pre-New Year’s Eve Party/Customer Appreciation 

Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 Saint Andrew Street 

La Crosse, WI 54603

When: Monday, Dec. 30th, 2019 | 7pm-11pm 

Cost: $5 pre-show | $7 at the door (Free to Mug Club Members) 

About The 4onthefloor

Joining together in the name of fun & joy, the 4onthefloor bring their well-oiled, high-octane, rock’n’roll to the world with an immediacy rarely seen on stage in the 21st century. The furious delivery ebbs and flows with sing-along anthems and breakdowns to soaring guitar solos and unbridled full-bore rock. Camaraderie is a common theme, and stompers are finding like-minded rock’n’rollers at every show (http://4otf.com/). 

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

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

Driftless Makers Exchange Brings Dozens of Artists and Makers To The Tasting Room

Artists and makers will sell their handmade holiday wares at Pearl Street Brewery on Saturday December 7, 2019 from noon-6pm. Hosted by the Driftless Maker’s Exchange this event was created to gather local artists and makers and allow them the opportunity to showcase their handmade wares for sale to the public.

Visitors can shop, enjoy a Pearl Street Brewery beverage, purchase lunch from local caterer, The Damn Tasty, listen to live music from My Grandma’s Cardigan, and take a guided brewery tour.

What: Driftless Makers Exchange
When: Saturday, December 7th | Noon-6pm
Where: Pearl St Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street  La Crosse, WI 54603

This event is FREE and open to the public, more information may be found at the Driftless Maker Exchange’s Facebook page at facebook.com/driftlessmakerexchange.

Free Pint For Buying Local on Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 locals and visitors to La Crosse County may bring in receipts totaling $20 or more from purchases made on Small Business Saturday at any of the independently owned small businesses in La Crosse County and receive a free beer from Pearl Street Brewery. *Limit one pint per person.

Pearl Street Brewery has been a proponent for using local ingredients and products since its inception 20 years ago and wants to reward those that “Shop Local” in La Crosse County this 2019 Holiday Season.

What: Free Pint On Small Business Saturday

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 12pm-5pm

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

Note: Receipts must total $20 or more, be from a locally owned La Crosse County Businesses and be dated Saturday, November 30, 2019 (Small Business Saturday). This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or special offer.

Album Release Party for Mark Joseph and the album “The Musician & The Muse”​ Friday, November 22, 2019

Mark Joseph was Inspired and forever changed by witnessing the virtuosity of “The King of Blues” (BB King). Shortly after he was given his first guitar in 1991, at the age of 10. Since that time Mark Joseph has performed over two thousand live shows, created five full length albums and multiple EP’s.

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 guitar skills.

The album is 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. 

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 night will be opened by Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball. 

What: Mark Joseph Album Release Party

When: Friday, November 22, 2019 

Time: 7:00 PM                                                        

Where: Pearl Street Brewery

1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI 54603 

Price: $8 in advance and $10 at the door or PSB App. 

Community Hop Harvest Ale to Provide Meals to La Crosse Warming Center

This past fall, Pearl Street Brewery invited area hop growers to bring in their crop to be included in its seasonal Harvest Ale, for each pound of hops brought in, the grower received 1lb of beer (pint) at the time of donation and 1lb of the freshly brewed Harvest Ale beer when finished.

This year’s beer is an English Mild Amber Ale (5.1% ABV 11 IBUs) which includes a blend of community-sourced hops. The Pearl Street Brewery Tap Room and area restaurants will have the opportunity to serve the beer throughout the winter.

Proceeds from the beer will benefit the La Crosse Warming Center, a portion of every pint purchased will go towards feeding neighbors at the center throughout the winter.

Interested restaurants and locations willing to sell the beer may reach out to Pearl Street Brewery directly.

Those who donated hops are invited to the Pearl Street Brewery Tasting Room to redeem their pint of the Harvest Ale.

About the La Crosse Warming Center

The La Crosse Warming Center’s mission is to work with the greater La Crosse community to better serve those experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect by providing a safe and warm place for homeless adults 18 years and older to get in out of the cold during the winter months from November 1 until April 30.

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

Big Bluff Comedy Presents Stand-up Comedian Tony Deyo | November 23, 2019

Big Bluff Comedy and Pearl Street Brewery are happy to present standup comedian Tony Deyo on November 23, 2019.

Tony Deyo is a stand-up comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician. New York City’s Village Voice calls him “one of the tightest joke writers in the business.”

In 2013, he made his late night television debut on CONAN. Within a year, he had added appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. His latest album, Comedy Road Trip, landed on the Billboard Magazine comedy chart, and debuted as the #1 selling stand-up album on iTunes. With over 50 stand-up clips available, he has steadily become one of the most prolific comedians on YouTube.

He performed at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Post, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The shows will take place at the Pearl Street Brewery Tasting Room on Saturday November 23. There are two shows, 7:00 and 9:30.

Tickets may be purchased here

Advanced purchase tickets are recommended as shows often sell out. The early show is $15 while the late show is $13 and $10 for Students with an I.D. Tickets at the door if available are $20 for the early show and $15 for the late.