Pearl Street Brewery
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 332
Beer Avg: 3.72
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
2.5/5 rDev -36.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
We have been to many local breweries around Wisconsin to support local beer. When we decided to do a Pearl Street Brewery tour, we were initially excited because we liked the beer. However, this ended up being one of the worst experiences we have ever had.
Apparently they have been in this historical building for a few years, but the atmosphere is that of a fraternity house basement; neglected and bare. There was only one bartender who was responsible for filling beers, growlers and setting up tours. Thankfully we got there early because it took a very long time to be helped.
When the short and pathetic tour was over, we tried buying a few packs of beer to bring home. Again we waited and waited to be helped. There were now two people working behind the bar. After watching multiple people be helped who had either just walked up to the bar or who had arrived after us, we left the packs of beer on the bar and left.
I want to support local beer, but I can't give respect where it isn't deserved. Since it starts at the top, I can't imagine how the owners operate and carry themselves. It is reflected in their facility and their employees. A huge disappointment.
02-22-2014 22:43:11 | More by Mmgray79
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I may be biased because this was the first tasting room I have been to, but I love this place. Great people, great atmosphere, great beer! Awesome live music on weekends. Ride your bike to the brewery on Wed and your first pints free...bring in your receipt of a six pack purchased at a grocery store, and your first pints free...Did I mention that its ANY beer on tap that's FREE, even their specialty stuff! If you bring in 10 recycled cases of PSB they will fill your Growler for free. Stop by on Thursdays and they serve free hot wings! This place has it all. Pearl Street will always be near and dear to me! Cheers!
09-25-2012 23:04:26 | More by wiscokid920
3.78/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
I've been wanting to check this place for far too long now, and feel pretty good about it now that I have!
We missed the last tour of the day by maybe an hour, but the place is an "open book" if you've been touring True Micro breweries from the mid-1980s onward. That said, the tour sounds good: $6 for the tour, a logo pint, and a couple of beers.
It's pretty cool that they schedule taproom hours in addition to the regularly-scheduled tours, as it offers some nice flexibility to people in town for other events -- there's often a lot going on in La Crosse.
Big, spacious and open environment and a PING PONG table! That's almost more impressive than the decent-sized stage they have for some live musical accompaniment, by cracky!
Six or seven offerings at the bar (tasting area, actuallly -- no booze on site, here) and they're generous with the samples. They were also very forthcoming vis-a-vis the batches on tap: learning about the "Java Lava" was almost more fun than drinking it!
Some display coolers near the sampling area are filled to the brim with Dankenstein, fresh growlers, and all of their packaged offerings, all for reasonable prices.
No food that I could see... maybe chips on a rack behind the taps? Simple pretzels and mustard to pair with the beer, and that made me want to break out my stash of Marieke Gouda, a fresh baguette, and some smoked salmon... but we were more passing-through than anything: I'll be back!
05-14-2012 00:45:27 | More by Chaz
Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse, WI
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.