How to Find the Best Brewery in La Crosse, WI

Brewing great beers in Wisconsin is a time-honored tradition. Craft beer enthusiasts enjoy the variety and new offerings, and we know you’ll find something to love at every brewery in La Crosse, WI. After all, La Crosse is a “beer town!”

For more information on La Crosse breweries and more, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of great insider tips as you plan your vacation to the Driftless area. And don’t miss out on some of local wines at Branches Winery, Vernon Vineyards, Tangled Hickory Wine Bar, Great River Wine Trail, and other local vineyards.


The Best Brewery in La Crosse, WI

Your taste buds will thank you as you start on a journey to find the best brewery in La Crosse. You can’t go wrong with these great La Crosse breweries. We think you’re bound to discover a new favorite at one of these!


1. Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery, a famous local favorite, operates out of the historic La Crosse Footwear Building. You can find Pearl Street beers on tap all over the state, but the best selection is always going to be at their La Crosse brewery. Try the new Linalool IPA, and the Pearl St. Pale Ale might just become your new go-to!


2. City Brewing Company

City Brewing Company is the most noticeable brewery you’ll see – they have the World’s Largest Six-Pack on display, dressed in their La Crosse Lager. City Brewing has carried on the tradition of the G. Heileman Brewing Company, which established La Crosse as a beer town back in 1858.


3. Turtle Stack Brewery

The Turtle Stack Brewery, a craft brewery and tasting room in downtown La Crosse, always offers local craft beers on tap. Be sure to try the Kolsch and Altbier, two of our favorites. Check their menu to see what’s current and seasonal!


La Crosse Brew Pubs

Looking for even more beers and variety? These brew pubs serve up tons of beers alongside great food. The Golden Tap, one of La Crosse’s new restaurants, carefully pairs their menu items with the perfect craft beer. The Bodega Brew Pub offers an impressive beer selection and pub food, as well as a ghost story! They say that former owner of the building hung himself there in 1901 and has haunted it ever since. So you can get the chills along with your chilled beer!

And check out some of our blog posts for more things to do in La Crosse:

La Crosse Events

Skiing at Mount La Crosse

La Crosse Restaurants

Stay Near La Crosse at Westby House Inn

And after a great day exploring each awesome brewery in La Crosse, WI, we invite you to come home to Westby House to relax. Our beautiful rooms are luxuriously appointed and comfortable, giving you the rest you need to continue to enjoy the Driftless area.

And our delicious gourmet breakfast will energize and refresh you for wherever your travels are taking you. We know you’ll enjoy all that we have to offer, as well as all the events in the La Crosse and Driftless area, so be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide to find out more! We hope to see you soon!