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The Brewery


A small independent craft brewery and tasting room located in historic downtown La Crosse, WI, Turtle Stack Brewery produces high quality local beer for residents of La Crosse and surrounding communities as well as visitors to the upper Mississippi River Valley. Watch for our handcrafted beers on tap as we add local bars and restaurants to our distribution family.

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The Brewery


A small independent craft brewery and tasting room located in historic downtown La Crosse, WI, Turtle Stack Brewery produces high quality local beer for residents of La Crosse and surrounding communities as well as visitors to the upper Mississippi River Valley. Watch for our handcrafted beers on tap as we add local bars and restaurants to our distribution family.

 

Our Whereabouts...

Just around the corner from The Pearl and Satori Arts, across the street from the La Crosse Center and the Radisson Hotel. Join us for a pint!

 

Turtle Stack Brewery

125 2nd Street South

La Crosse WI, 54601

(608) 519-2284

 

 

Tasting Room Hours

Wednesday: 4pm-9pm

Thursday: 4pm-9pm

Friday: 2pm-11pm

Saturday: Noon-11pm

Sunday: Noon-4pm

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Our Story


Our Story


“Turtle Stack”

The Mississippi River Valley is known for its abundance of water channels and tributaries. The inspiration behind the name came from the river turtles that can be seen on any given day stacked up on logs competing for the best location to bathe in the warmth of the sun.

The name also represents subtle homage to a popular children’s book using this imagery to depict a turtle king increasing the size of his kingdom by stacking his turtles to create a taller throne. One turtle has the courage to disrupt the throne, free the turtles in the stack, and send the once powerful king into the mud. Interpretations have often emphasized the power of individuals to demand freedom. Without choice there is no freedom. By providing a variety of well-crafted beers we hope to empower the masses and invite people to join the ever-growing ‘stack’ of craft beer enthusiasts fighting for freedom of choice by demanding more flavorful beer options.

Philosophy

1) Quality – From ingredients to finished product, we focus on creating high quality, flavorful beers. Quality control procedures are designed to prevent any beer from leaving the brewery if it does not meet our high standards.

2) Local Sustainability – We are deeply committed to supporting the La Crosse community and the state of Wisconsin. Equipment, ingredients, and labor are sourced from the nearest local communities within Wisconsin whenever possible. Promotional events sponsored by Turtle Stack Brewery will be used to help support La Crosse area groups and businesses.

3) Variety & Innovation – Craft beer enthusiasts have a thirst for new and interesting beers that is nearly insatiable. We constantly strive to produce recurring seasonal beers that accurately represent the intended styles and one-off beers that introduce an interesting new twist or wander well off the traditional beer style map.

4) Social Responsibility – We believe that the only responsible way to run a business is to be involved in the local community, limit our environmental impact, and support efforts to create a healthier, safer, more equitable, and overall happier society. 

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The Craft of Brewing


The Craft of Brewing


Turtle Stack Brewery Process

How The Brewing Process Stacks Up...

1. Mashing / Lautering

Mashing is the process of mixing Malted Barley or Wheat with Hot Water. Enzymes convert long starches into sugars that Yeast can utilize. During Lautering the grain bed is rinsed with hot water (a process referred to as Sparging) and the"Sweet Wort" is collected in the Boil Kettle.

2. Boil 

The "Wort" (sugar water) is boiled to drive off unwanted compounds and promote chemical reactions that enhance desirable flavors. Hop additions are used to add bitterness as well as essential oils that contribute to aroma and flavor.

3. Fermentation

Yeast is added to chilled "Bitter Wort" in the Fermenter. Sugars are metabolized to produce Alcohol, Carbon Dioxide, and a variety of flavor compounds.

4. Conditioning

Beer is transferred into a Bright Tank for carbonation adjustments and appropriate aging.

5. Packaging

Finished beer is put into kegs, bottles, or cans.

6. Drink  

You know how this part works. Enjoy!

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On-Tap


Local Crafted Beers On-Tap 

On-Tap


Local Crafted Beers On-Tap 

Our Line-up of Tasty Brews

 

In the Tasting Room

6-9 taps feature hand-crafted beers brewed on-site. Beer selection rotates with a heavy emphasis on variety and seasonal specialties. Currently on Tap:


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