Pearl Street Brewery

Back in 1999, as the craft brewing industry was revolutionizing beer in America, Brewmaster Joe Katchever and his father, Tony, were getting ready to transform the beer scene in La Crosse, WI. Born in a small, subterranean brewhouse on Pearl Street, Joe eventually expanded to the Historic La Crosse Footwear Building on Saint Andrew Street, where we continue to brew great beer to this day.

We’ve come a long way. Today, Pearl Street beer can be found on tap in most restaurants and bars in the area and on the shelves of retailers around the state — and now, in Minnesota. But the one thing that hasn’t changed over the years is a big commitment to making great beer. It is the only thing that still matters. It’s that simple. We’re inspired by good beer.

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Latitude: 43.834352 Longitude: -91.236154 Elevation: 644 ft
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Hours Open

T-Th 4 pm - 8 pm; F 3 pm - 10 pm; Sa 12 pm - 7 pm

Seasons Open

Year Round

Price Style for this Establishment


Eco-Friendly Notes

Pearl Street Brewery embraces sustainability in several aspects. One of our top-selling beers, the Java Lava, are roasted locally at Bean Juice cafe. We also strive to reuse our own materials when it comes to packaging and growlers.

Our growing Growler Sustainability Program incorporates the purchase of 6-packs as a way to earn free beer. What's not to love about that? All you have to do is buy ten 6-packs at one of our several accounts in the Minnesota/Wisconsin region, return good carriers to us, and you receive one free growler fill. Return each individual receipt for a free pint at the Tasting Room. That's 224 ounces of free beer! And, bonus for the environment, we reuse those 6-pack carriers and every growler that comes returned to us.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Joe and Tony Katchever, father and son duo, built Pearl Street Brewery from the ground up. Since then, Tami Plourde has been a major asset to the team that is PSB. The team has gone through great changes since 1999, growing from a team of 2 to a team of over 20. With a strong crew, we accomplish the likes of marketing, much of our distributing, and of course brewing on a locally-based scale.

Accessibility Notes

We are located at 1401 Saint Andrew Street in the hard-to-miss Historic La Crosse Footwear Building, as opposed to the misleading Pearl Street name.

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Contact Information

Colleen Sovey - Administrative Marketing Assistant
608-784-4832 ext. 8
La Crosse, WI 54603 US
Tami Plourde - Director of Sales and Marketing
608-784-4832 ext. 2
La Crosse, WI 54603 US
Darcey Cody - Tasting Room/Hospitality Manager
608-784-4832 ext. 1
La Crosse, WI 54603 US
Joe Katchever - Brewmaster
608-784-4832 ext. 2
La Crosse, WI 54603 US


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