The Golden Age of Craft Beer


The Golden Age of Craft Beer

Great Article Written up in the Link Magazine about Our Tasting room and two of our featured Beers. 

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The Golden Age of Craft Beer

By Owen Stevens —


(6.9% ABV)

For this edition of The Man Cave, I had the pleasure of visiting with Turtle Stack Brewery and sampling some (by which I mean many) of its wares.

Despite living in downtown La Crosse for nearly a year, just one little block away from the brewery’s location at 125 2nd St. South, I had never been to Turtle Stack Brewery. After tasting its creations, I found myself wishing I had been a better neighbor much sooner.

Founded in July 2015, Turtle Stack Brewery is a locally sustained operation. From the brewing equipment and ingredients down to those who craft and serve the brews, Turtle Stack Brewery believes in providing a truly unique Wisconsin experience.

One of the tastiest beers I tried was the Belgian Blonde Ale. Weighing in at 6.9% ABV, this blonde is not bashful at all. A hazy, straw-yellow pour, this ale seemed to almost glow in the glass.

Boasting subtle characteristics such as a mild, malty sweetness and subtle notes of fruit and spice, this blonde is more flavorful than many beers of its style that I have encountered. As the clean finish passed down my gullet, I noticed a warming sensation as well (possibly due to the slightly elevated ABV and spice).

Turtle Stack Brewery is also working on a Baltic Porter, which should be on tap by late January. Everything about this beer is big, from its huge, smoky, chocolatey flavor to its roughly 9% ABV. The porter seems to pair perfectly with those long winter nights that get dark outside impossibly early. 

Stop in for a sample paddle or a couple of pints while you enjoy the bar room’s rustic interior, friendly atmosphere and unique art installations created by local artists. Different styles of beer are constantly put on tap for anyone seeking to explore new varieties. For those who want to drink Turtle Stack Brewery offerings from the comfort of their own home, growlers are available for purchase as well.