Pearl Street Brewery Celebrates 20 Years

Pearl Street Brewery Celebrates 20 Years of Brewing Craft Beer in La Crosse, WI.

Pearl Street Brewery prepares a very special release of a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout in celebration of twenty years of brewing beer in La Crosse, WI.

Deux Decadence was brewed one time only to celebrate deux decades of brewing beer in Pearl Street Brewery’s beloved city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. After spending so much time brewing tens of thousands of barrels of beer and creating countless variants of so many beer styles, from the comfortable to the absurd, they decided this beer was worthy of such a milestone. It’s been a great ride and they are looking forward to the next 20 years.

This big ‘ol Imperial Stout features rich, decadent notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee, Aged for six months in fresh, Kentucky bourbon barrels* 12% ABV Pale Malt 50% Caramel 60L 13% Carapils Copper 30L 4% Blackprinz 11% Lactose 9% Maltodextrine 9% Bittered with Centennial to 73 IBU Suitable for indefinite cellaring.

*They just put their 25th Anniversary beer into bourbon barrels for a 5-year rest.

Deux Decadence will be previewed at their private 20 year celebration Friday, February 8 and for public sale at the 20th Annual Winter Ball Saturday, February 9th at Pearl Street Brewery. 22 ounce bombers will hit shelves Monday February 11th at retailers in WI.

Pearl Street Brewery’s original brewhaus was opened in the basement of the Bodega on the corner of 4th and Pearl Street in 1999 by Brewmaster and Founder Joe Katchever and his dad Tony Katchever. The inaugural tapping of their first keg was tapped by then Mayor John Medinger.

In 2004, Joe Katchever moved the brewery to a distribution center on front street while he searched for the perfect new home for his growing brewery. In 2005, Katchever, along with business partner Tami Plourde, started construction on their second location at 1401 Saint Andrew Street in the Historic La Crosse Footwear Building. In 2006, they opened their taproom to the public with an expanded brewery housing a 20 BBL system. In 2007, they bought a bottling line and began distributing their beers. In their home market, they were excited to partner with fantastic retailers such as Festival Foods, Woodman’s, People’s Food Co-op and Kwik Trip.

By end of 2018, Pearl Street Brewery was widely distributed through most counties in Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota and Northern Iowa and growing.

As they look to the future, they want to take time to celebrate this milestone in true Pearl Street Brewery fashion. Beers, bands and more beer!

They will host a private 20 year anniversary celebration Friday February 8, 2019 which features beer and special food pairings from Chef Jorge Guzman from La Crosse Distilling Co., Chef Chris Roderique from Piggy’s, Chef Carmen Borsdorf from Pogreba, Chef Nicole Elliot from The Damn Tasty and Chef Brian Plum from The Waterfront Restaurant. They will pair with special sneak previews of the Winter Ball beers brewed just for this celebration.

Don’t miss Pearl Street Brewery’s 20th Annual Winter Ball celebrating 20 years of brewing in La Crosse.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 2p-10p

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

What: 5 Special Beer Releases: Roarin’ Red Lager Al Caporter DreamSIPA Funktorious Deux Decadence; 4 Live Bands:Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League Pat Ferguson & The Sundown Sound Greg Balfany’s Little Big Band Kinfolk Soul Music How Much:

Tickets are available on Pearl Street Brewery App or at Pearl Street Brewery – $40 General Admission – Souvenir Glass, 5 beers, 4 band $60 VIP – Early Admission, Souvenir Glass, 5 beers, 4 bands, FREE Growler Coupon, Free food while it lasts.