The copper kettles at La Crosse’s City Brewery, flanking recently retired Brewmaster Randy Hughes, date from 1949 and 1920. They are the only two copper kettles remaining in the building. Pabst Brewing Co.’s new long-term contract production agreement with La Crosse-based City Brewing Co. probably will increase employment at the La Crosse brewery during the next five years, a local union official said Tuesday. Pabst said Monday it intends to transition the majority of its production volume to City Brewing’s facilities by December 2024. Pabst said the contract lasts until 2040. Rob Moss, business agent for Teamsters Local 695, which represents hourly production workers at the City Brewery in La Crosse, said Tuesday he hopes the announcement will result in at least 50 additional production jobs there within the next five years. “But that’s just speculation on my part; it’s nothing from the company,” Moss said of that number, adding that City Brewery officials haven’t told him how many jobs might be added because of the Pabst announcement. His union local has about 390 members working at the brewery, Moss estimated. The agreement likely will result in more jobs and ...