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Beer Release: 2022 Community Harvest Ale at the 23rd Annual Winter “Disco” Ball

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Pearl Street Brewery Releasing Its 2022 Community Harvest Ale at the 23rd Annual Winter “Disco” Ball

Saturday February 19, 2021 | 5-10 PM
$20 (Includes a Beverage at Entry)  | 21+
Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI

For over 11 years, Pearl Street Brewery has collected hops from local, backyard hop-growers for use in their “Community Harvest” Ale. The annual small-batch brew uses hops from everyone to create a single batch brew. While the beer style changes from year to year, it’s always brewed with locally grown hops. Pearl Street Brewery invited area hop growers to bring in their crop to the brewery to be included in this year’s batch and, for each pound of fresh-picked hop flowers brought in, the grower received one ”pound” of beer (a pint) at the time of donation as well as one “pound” of the Community Harvest Ale, once it has been brewed. The hobby hop growers along with the rest of the locals can look forward to trying this beer later this month. 

This year, attendees to the Pearl Street Brewery’s 23rd Annual Winter “Disco” Ball will get first dibs on the Community Harvest Double IPA. 

Giving it back

Pearl Street Brewery donates proceeds from every pint of Community Harvest Double IPA purchased at the Tasting Room. Proceeds from the beer will benefit local nonprofits. Area pubs and restaurants will have the opportunity to participate too; by serving the beer throughout the Winter. 

“A community collaboration! Every year we brew this beer with hops grown in back yards all over town. People love to participate in the beer they drink. This year it’s a DDHDIPA. Folks can expect a very hop-forward, juicy, cloudy, and malty beer.”  – Joe Katchever – Owner, Founder

23rd Annual Winter “Disco” Ball
Saturday, February 19, 2022 | 5-10 PM
$20 (Includes a Beverage at Entry)  | 21+
Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI

After Winter “Disco” Ball, hop growers who brought in their crop to the brewery will receive one ”pound” of beer (a pint) of the Community Harvest Ale in the Tasting Room. Interested restaurants and locations willing to participate in the charitable aspect of this beer may reach out to Tami at Pearl Street Brewery.

23rd Annual Winter “Disco” Ball

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23rd Annual Winter “Disco” Ball

Saturday February 19, 2021 | 5-10 PM
$20 (Includes a Beverage at Entry)  | 21+
Pearl Street Brewery | 1401 Saint Andrew Street La Crosse, WI

On Saturday, February 19th, Pearl Street Brewery will be celebrating their 23rd Annual Winter Ball. The event will include live music, food from Monkey Business Food Truck, craft beverages, as well as offerings from Turisimo Winery & Fermentation.

Last year,  it was called the “Snow Ball” because it was held outside in the snow and under the stars. The year before it was the “Beach Ball” with grass skirts, tiki huts and sun lamps everywhere. This year, get ready for the “Disco Ball!” That’s right. Bust out those 70’s heels, bell bottoms and fly-collared shirts. Then, get ready to bust a move as the disco era returns to La Crosse for just one night!

Music includes Disco Dj-ing with Jesse Gomez, the Twin Cities’s The Lonesome Losers, and the La Crosse favorites, the SpaceHeaters.

The Lonesome Losers are the Twin Cities premiere tribute to Yacht Rock & Disco. Covering a blend of soulful smooth soft rock hits that range from1974 to 1984. Featuring music by artists such as Christopher Cross, Ace, Player, Carly Simon, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Orleans, Pablo Cruise, Toto, Supertramp, Gerry Rafferty, Climax Blues Band, Grover Washington, Jr., Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson, Steely Dan, Stevie Nicks, Carole King, Captain and Tennille, George Michael, Ambrosia, The Little River Band and so many more. The Lonesome Losers provide a night of unforgettable talent paired with a one of a kind catalogue of songs that is sure to keep your guests dancing, singing and “Reminiscing” all night long.

SpaceHeaters is an original horn-heavy funk-rock band, formed in the driftless valley with the sole mission of delivering tasty grooves and unparalleled performances. The band consists of Jordan Shackleton on Drums and Vocals; Trajan Schaub on Guitar and Vocals; Tyler Glasel on Trombone, Guitar, and Vocals; and Troy Glasel on Bass and Vocals. The guest horn section features Mark Glasel on Trombone, Jeff Kitzman on Trumpet, and Nate Johnson on Saxophone. We’ve been making music as a band since 2012 and are currently finishing up a 6-song EP with Ground Breaking Studios.

Special release one-off beers, wine spritzers, sparkling wines, and hard cider mixers will be featured along with a lineup of award-winning Pearl Street Brewery beers. Food is available for purchase from Monkey Business Food Truck.

History of Winter Ball 

Joe and his dad, Tony started Pearl Street brewery in the basement of a bar in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1999. A legend was born that Winter, and a storied and colorful history followed. Now, 23 years later, the brewery is celebrating another Winter Ball in its home on the Northside of La Crosse. Over the years, this annual anniversary celebration has taken many different forms at many different locations. All of them are full of great memories for those lucky enough to attend.

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 in an historical 1800’s barn. One time it was held out in Timber Coulee in the heart of the Coulee Region. This year, folks will come from far and wide to celebrate at the brewery in their Saint Andrew Street location.

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


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


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

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.

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) 

Update – Winter Ball 2015

There are a limited number of VIP and General Admission Tickets left for the Winter Ball – Saturday February 7th. Stop in at The Brewery, Del’s Bar, The Root Note and Tree Huggers Co-op Today!




Our Friends at On Three Printing (upstairs) Are Throwing a Special Winter Ball Print For Pint. Bring Your Own T-shirts and Buy a Pint or Buy a Shirt and Buy a Pint… VIP Ticket holders get one for FREE!


Don’t Miss The Official Winter Ball After Party at JB’s Speakeasy – Immediately Following the Winter Ball!


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2015 Winter Ball – A Weekend Event

PrintTickets for our 16th Annual Winter Ball go on sale Tuesday December 16th at 4pm.

This year, our Winter Ball will be an epic two-day event.

Friday, a Beer and Food Pairing Gourmet Dinner featuring extraordinary local chefs and restaurants.

The Mint

Dublin Square

Seasons By the Lake


Three Rivers Lodge

with a Preview pairing of our Five 2015 Winter Ball Beers:

Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse

Double Dip Double Chocolate Stout

Linalool Pale Ale

Breakfast Beer

Maris Heidelberg’s Last Run

Saturday Beer and Music Pairing:


Mike Munson

Jillian Rae Band

The Traveling Suitcase

Cheech’s Neil Young: After the Gold Rush Tribute Show

Local Food Vendors will be on sight with Food for purchase.






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Winter Ball

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