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.

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