This Creature Beer

Happy 2022 from Public House!

Happy 2022 from the Public House Crew! Closing out a year and jumping into a new one is always an extra special time at the brewery.  We come together to reflect on all the places we’ve been and to plan for where we are headed. It’s also our official anniversary, as we first opened our doors and taps on a cold mid-December day in 2010. Little did we know that the good folks of Rolla, MO would drink us dry in a matter of days! Never would we deny the people beer, so we made more, and the rest is history. 🍻


11th Ale-Iversary


Celebrating eleven years of Public House at the Ale-Iversary Bash on Saturday, January 15th at the Rolla, MO BrewPub. There’ll be live music by John Pratt, Ozark Snappers, Bliss Hippy, and Trilogy from 6 pm  – 10 pm. In keeping with tradition, the Public House blessing will be read, and This Creature Beer barleywine ale will release during the event. This Creature Beer is a Pub exclusive and will be available in draft and 4-pack 12-ounce cans. Pub Manager Danyelle and her team will feature Pork Tacos as a special menu item – pair it with a pint of Flynn’s, and you’re headed right down to flavor town. Thank you for your love and support along this journey, and we can’t wait to see you at the Pub!


Flynn’s Irish Red Ale and Best Ever Beer


Flynn’s Irish Red Ale and it’s St. Pat’s-inspired Best Ever labeled counterpart return to our taps and across Missouri in the coming weeks. We’ll tap Flynn’s at both locations the Friday before the Ale-Iversary event, and you’ll see it hit your favorite spots and store shelves around the same time. We’re holding back Best Ever just a bit, and we’ll see those unique labels out on cans and taps around mid-February.


Level 2 Fall Risk DIPA


It’s baaaaack! You asked, and we brewed! Level 2 Fall Risk Double IPA returns on tap and in six-pack cans and a brand new label design! Previously released in the Campus Werks series, Level 2 Fall Risk is intensely hoppy without being too complex or malty.  The addition of orange blossom honey adds hints of fruity aromas to the background. With a clean, dry finish, it’s approachable and highly drinkable. Brewer Jason Stacy, for whom the beer was originally brewed, says it best, ” It is very well balanced and a bit dangerous”. Look for the release of Level 2 Fall Risk later this month.


Miracle on Rolla Street

Miracle on Rolla Street

Miracle on Rolla Street – a Holiday Pop Up at the Rolla Brewpub


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Rolla, Missouri Brewpub, aka Miracle on Rolla Street, is decked out to the nines in celebration. The Brewpub staff came together the Sunday after Thanksgiving – tinsel was hung, lights were draped and wrapped, and the tree required a ladder to assemble and decorate.  Public House artist, Travis Watkins, added original flair with several pieces of holiday movie art – The Grinch and Cousin Eddy to name a few. It is a sight to behold, and one to make even Clark Griswold’s eyes gleam! The biggest event of the season, Merry Firkin Christmas, is this Friday, December 17, 2021. Head Brewer Matt Burkhardt and his team are tapping four small-batch beers – one each hour, on the hour – beginning at 6:00 pm.

The Beers –


Josh’s Pineapple Ginger Shandy – Tapped at 6:00 pm
Jason’s IPA – Tapped at 7:00 pm
Matt’s Christmas ParTea – Chai Tea Porter – Tapped at 8:00 pm
The Team’s Norton 42 Barrel-Aged Gose – Tapped at 9:00 pm


Enjoy this magical Merry Firkin Christmas evening, snap a photo, post it on your social media with an @ mention shout out to us, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

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Brews, Eats & Good Times

Public House Brews, Eats & Good Times


Beer News

Head Brewer Matt Burkhardt and his crew have been blowing us away all year with one great beer after another. We’ve expanded our variety, and have seen some really cool things happen. First, the crew stays highly engaged in the process from concept to recipe, and through to brewing. Second, our taproom and pub regulars always have a new beer or variation to try. Third, new beers mean new options for folks across Missouri to try and to love.

Some of our favorite recent releases in the taproom and pub have been nitro versions of our core and seasonal beers. This year, taproom and pub visitors enjoyed a creamy nitro version of Peach Cream Ale, an extra smooth nitro Revelation. On the nitro tap now is the always delicious and roasty seasonal nitro Giddy Goat Coffee Milk Stout. We also had special limited releases of the beloved Hefeweizen and trial runs of an upcoming Pale Ale. In package and on draft, distributed across Missouri, we’ve added the German lager Headshot Helles, and a citrusy Hazy IPA. Check out the Beer Finder to see how many Public House brews are available on tap and in package in your local area.

Support has been incredible, and we are appreciative beyond words. You can be sure there’s much more to love coming from the great minds in our brewery. We’ll keep our website updated on the Beer Page. Stay tuned, and cheers!


Events News

It’s been a roller coaster of a year for our annual events. Oktoberfest was canceled, but all of our events held in The Gardens went on with some special accommodations to keep our staff and customers safe and healthy. The Gardens Opening, Grapes and Grain Run, Crush Festival, and the Pub 2 Pub Run all saw amazing support from our staff, local musicians, and patrons. We are very thankful for the expansive Gardens, providing much needed open-air space! Still coming up, we’ll host Harvest Festival this weekend in The Gardens, and the Holiday Pop Up at the Rolla Brewpub.

Community support continues to be a pillar in both Public House locations. We have been honored to host a variety of groups in our spaces and look forward to many more.

You can keep up on all of our upcoming events, including the live music schedule, on our Event Page. We’ll see you at the Pub and the Taproom soon!


Food News

We have to tip our hats and raise a pint to our Executive Chef Gabe and his team in St. James and also to Pub Manager Danyelle and her team at the Rolla Pub! The pandemic has taken the toughest toll on our kitchen crews. Between menu items being unavailable, to running on low team members, it’s been a challenge that we expect will continue. The menu at the Rolla Pub has remained mostly stable, while the menu at the St. James Taproom has seen many changes.

Most recently, we have moved to a model where we have food items made in the Pizza Kitchen available seven days a week and menu items made in our Taproom Kitchen available Friday at 4 pm through Sunday close. Soon after moving to that model, Chef Gabe went to work on expanding the menu items available from the Pizza Kitchen. Among our favorite additions are Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, Garden Salad, Pizzadilla, and the return of both the Deviled Egg Flight and the Ploughman’s Board. The full menu, including Moondance Farm burgers and our street-style tacos, is available all weekend.

We do our best to update the St. James menu items on our Website Page, but it’s always a good idea to check in on the pinned post on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. You’re also welcome to send us a private message on Facebook or give us a call ahead of your visit to the Taproom and The Gardens.


Events, Beers & More

We’re excited about thawing out and keeping things fresh for you by releasing new beers, planning events, and updating dine-in services! Here’s what’s new:


  • Flynn’s Irish Red Ale hit taps and shelves across Missouri and Kansas earlier this month. The malt-forward, toasty flavors of Flynn’s help to warm us through these winter days. Read the Flynn’s story, and find it near you here.
  • Best Ever Irish Red Ale, in its commemorative St. Pat’s in Paradise package, is really going places this year! You can find it on tap and on shelves across Phelps County, and [drum roll, please] we can ship Best Ever to your Missouri home or business address! To read more about the beer, click here. To have Best Ever shipped to you, click here.
  • 12th Round Porter hits hard with its roasty character and restrained bitterness. It’s been a while since we’ve crafted a Porter, and this one took our brewers all the way to the 12th round to perfect. This new Porter is available on tap, in six-packs, and in the Variety Pack across Missouri and Kansas. Read more, and find it near you here.
  • IPA Rotator Series has been a lot of fun creating, drinking, and sharing! This series is where our now year-round Dry Fly was debuted. The next IPA in this series is Bounce, a Citra-forward 7.5% ABV American IPA. Bounce is out now across Missouri and Kansas. You can read more about it and find it near you here. Next up in this series, Southern Horizon is a beer fresh out of our R&D program. Brewed with some of our favorite hops from the Southern hemisphere, you’ll see it hit taps and shelves in early spring. In the meantime, check out the amazing label art by Travis Watkins here.


  • The St. James Taproom and The Gardens have returned to full table service. At this spacious location, we were able to bring back table service, limited bar seating, dinnerware, and glassware. Our staff will continue to receive daily symptom checks, and wear masks. We encourage you to wear a mask while not eating and/or drinking. Our staff will maintain increased sanitation practices, and tables will remain 6 feet apart. There is no longer a limitation on group size. The food and beer menu is available on a QR code, and on a sanitized, laminated menu as requested. Carryout services remain available with convenient ordering on Chow Now.
  • The Rolla R&D Brewpub, with its smaller footprint, will retain more conservative health and safety measures. At this location, most food and beverages will be served in dinnerware and glassware, respectively. We’re not going back to full table service or opening up bar seating just yet, but we plan to soon. Increased sanitation processes, masked staff, and daily symptom checks for staff will remain in place. We encourage you to wear a mask while not eating and/or drinking. Tables will remain spaced apart, but there is no longer a limit on group size. Carryout services continue with convenient ordering on Chow Now.


  • Lent specials are available at both locations. In Rolla, enjoy a $4.99 cheese pizza, and in St. James, enjoy fish and chips for $7.99 each Friday through Lent.
  • Girl Scout cookie + beer and cookie + wine flights begin Monday, 2/22 at the Rolla Brewpub.
  • Pub Runs with Rolla Multisport Club occur every Thursday, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Rolla Brewpub.
  • Best Ever St. Pat’s in Paradise celebrations kickoff at the Rolla Brewpub with the Rolla Chamber of Commerce 5K Shamrock Run and continue into the night. You’ll want to be sure to come by for your six-pack of Best Ever beer and this year’s commemorative tee shirt.
  • Pi Day will be celebrated at the St. James Taproom with a personal pepperoni pizza and Cream Ale pints for $3.14 each.
  • Date Night Cook Together Take Out is a new concept fundraiser to benefit the Missouri Foster Care Program. Food and recipe packages will be prepared by Chef Gabe and his team for pick up at the St. James Taproom on March 19th and 20th.
  • Live Music returns to both Pub locations on Saturday, April 3rd!
  • The Gardens’ grand opening celebrations are planned for Saturday, April 24th. We’ll honor Earth Day with environmentally-friendly local vendors, live music, and food specials. Plan to spend the day with us and enjoy spring in The Gardens.
  • Pub Trivia happens every Monday at 6:30 pm. It’s still virtual for now, so hop on Zoom and join in the fun!
  • Pints for a Purpose, a monthly fundraising opportunity, is taking applications for scheduling dates in 2021. Send us your group’s request at
  • More to come! You can find more details about each of these events, as they become available, on our Facebook pages and website.

10th Ale-Iversary Celebrations

Ten years.

A couple of weeks ago, we quietly celebrated our official tenth anniversary at the Rolla Brewpub. Celebrating our anniversary, or Ale-Iversary, as we have come to call it, with you is a privilege and an honor.  Certainly, each celebration has been unique, but always big and lively-our day to kick up our heels with you!

Celebrating together in this environment is a challenge. We broke out our thinking caps (they work best with a pint in hand) and put together a set of specials that will give you the opportunity to celebrate with us in the ways you feel safe.

All specials will run Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23, and will be available at the Rolla Brewpub and the St. James Taproom.
Throwback Pricing! When we opened the Pub 10 years ago, our beers were $4-$5 a pint. Friday and Saturday, many select beers will once again be priced at $4-$5 a pint.
Case Beer Discount! 20% off cases of beer. No restrictions. Purchase a case, receive a 20% discount. You can even order ahead and pick up curbside if you’d like.
This Creature Beer Barley Wine Release! The Barley Wine release and vertical tasting is a tradition we just could not pass over.  2021 This Creature Beer will be on draft at both locations, and there will be vertical tasting package options available for you to pick up and experience at home. Receive a 20% discount on the prices listed below by purchasing four years for a vertical tasting.

2021 Creature16oz can $9.99

2020 Creature 16oz can $10.99

2019 Creature 750 ml Bomber $12.99

2018 Barley Wine 750 ml Bomber $13.99

2017 Barley Wine 750 ml Bomber $15.99 *Available only in Rolla. 20% discount applies when purchasing with the vertical package.*

Thank you for ten years! Cheers to ten more!

10th Ale-Iversary Celebrations

Holiday Happenings at Public House

Bonfire Rental-St. James Gardens

Looking for an outdoor gathering space to celebrate with friends and family? Your group can enjoy private access to The Gardens Fire Pit!

  • Up to 10 Guests
  • 2 Hour Time Block
  • 40 Draft Beers from our Year-round Offerings
  • By Reservation Only-Call 573-261-3386 Today

Holiday Pop Up-Rolla Brewpub

Christmas is happening at Public House! Grab your mask, your COVID pod, and come revel in the vintage holiday spirit that fills the Rolla Brewpub.

  • Complete with miles of tinsel, colorful lights, and custom holiday-movie-themed artwork, we guarantee your spirits will be lifted. Take a picture with your favorite pop-up decor, post it tagging us, and we’ll thank you with a small gift.

Dr. Seuss — “And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day”.

Corporate Gift Giving

Let your employees know how much you appreciate them with the gift of local beer and wine!

In partnership with St. James Winery, through the month of December, we have tiered pricing available to local businesses. Mix and match beer, wine, juice, and schedule curbside pickup at one of our three locations. We can help with product recommendations, too!

  • $100-$199 receives a 10% discount
  • $200-$299 receives a 15% discount
  • $300+ receives a 20% discount
Call to Order:
  • Public House St. James: 573-261-3333
  • Public House Rolla: 573-426-2337
  • St. James Winery: 1-800-280-9463


Join us for Lunch-St. James Taproom

We’re open for lunch Wednesday – Sunday at the Taproom!

We are excited about our new seasonal menu. Ask about our lunch specials!

Hungry for Public House Pizza? Find all of your favorites at the Rolla Brewpub. It’s open Monday – Friday at 3 pm and Saturday at 11 am!

New Merchandise

Come see what’s new! Hoodies, unique label art tees, glasses, and more!

New merchandise is available now at the Rolla Brewpub, the St. James Taproom, and online. Check it out here

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Public House Brew News

Public House Brew News 

What a year it’s been! We have worked harder than ever to bring you beers and events you can get excited about.  In the spirit of adaptation, ingenuity, and creativity, 2020’s seasonal, limited release, and small-batch beers have each been nothing short of amazing.  In fact, two of these beers will cross over and become official year-round Public House offerings!

Dry Fly Session IPA, with its hop-forward profile and clean finish, joins the ranks as a year-round beer. Quickly rising up as a customer favorite, Among the Willows Pilsner Lager has shot its way to the year-round lineup, too.

As our brew system and crew can manage only five core beers, Hide and Seek Hefeweizen and Frisco Amber Lager will no longer be year-round beers.  This was a tough decision!  We have a strong adoration of Hide and Seek, a classically brewed German Hefeweizen we introduced you to when we first opened the Pub. Frisco’s strong American classic lager taste and strong character won our hearts years ago.  For a limited time, you can still get these Public House classics in our current Variety Pack.  And yes, they’re fresh! The brewery kicked out a fresh batch of Frisco just last Friday.

Even in the wake of a pandemic, Public House Happens. Thank you for adapting with us these past seven months.  Thank you for supporting our patios, our package, and our pints.  We appreciate each one of you! We feel very fortunate for your support.  Prost!

Glassware 101

Have you ever wondered which glass to pour your beer into? Then, we have the answer right here in this video tutorial about beer glassware. Watch Public House Brewing Company Head Brewer, Matt Burkhardt, explain the reasoning behind the use of different beer glasses for different beer types.

Public House EDU: Malt

Everybody Gose Crazy Week!

Everybody Gose Crazy Week starts Mon., July 27, and runs through Sat., Aug. 1!

You may be asking, “But why?”

No, it is not in celebration of a holiday or to honor anything in particular. It’s just because we really freakin’ love Goses, they’re perfect to enjoy during the heat of summer and… things might have gotten a little out of hand in the research and development (R&D) brewing.

Public House Co-founder, Josh Stacy, explained, “We are working through some R&D. With the success of House Party last year, and the very positive response to the small lot of Raspberry Gose that we released earlier this summer, we wanted to continue experimenting with other fruit combinations with the Gose base.”

When asked about a favorite among the fruited Goses that are about to be released, we were told The Brew Crew doesn’t have one. According to Stacy, they have not had the chance to taste them yet! Stacy moved on to express, “We just hope to see people come out and try these beers. We appreciate and learn from the feedback. Happy Drinking!”

Well said, sir. We can’t be more excited to try these beers too! Check out the schedule below and please note the day and location of each release. Cheers!

  • Monday – Blueberry – Rolla Brewpub – 3 pm
  • Tuesday – Black Current – St. James Taproom – 11 am
  • Wednesday – Lychee & Pink Guava – Rolla Brewpub – 3 pm
  • Thursday – Tangerine & Pineapple – St James Taproom – 11 am
  • Friday – Papaya and Lime – Rolla Brewpub – 3 pm
  • Saturday – Raspberry Gose – Both Locations – 11 am

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