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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Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens 2020 Lineup

Public House Brewing Company is proud to present the fifth annual Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens film series! The first film will play on the outdoor big screen on Thurs., June 4 with the showing of the 1996 action-adventure, Twister.

Seating is limited, so we recommend coming early to grab a seat and bite to eat. Please, no outside food or drink is allowed, but you may purchase wine (keep the receipt) from the St. James Winery Tasting Room and bring it in The Gardens.

The movie starts after dusk and the St. James Taproom will be open late for you to enjoy pizza with the movie! The kitchen will be open until 9:30 p.m. on movie nights.


The Gardens
Located between the St. James Taproom and St. James Winery Tasting Room
551 State Route B
St. James, MO 65559

2020 Movie Lineup:

We look forward to seeing you there!



Summertime Thirst Quenchers

Public House Brewing Company has several new beers to enjoy during the warmer days that lie ahead. Learn more about how you can quench your thirst during the summer season with the limited selection of craft beers below.

Mango Elusive IPA

This India Pale Ale is a variation of our beloved, year-round beer Elusive IPA. The Public House Brew Crew thought it would be fun to offer up a fruited IPA and it made sense to add mango to the citrus flavors and aromas of Elusive.

After doing a couple of 5-gallon batches, there was a decision to be made about when and where to add the mango fruit to the beer during the brewing process. The two test batches were released at the Rolla Research & Development Brewpub and we asked our customers to fill out a survey to give us precious feedback. We listened and moved forward with creating this version for you to enjoy now and throughout this summer, while supplies last.

ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 60 | SRM: 7

Strawberry Cream Ale

Public House Thorn and Heat lovers can rejoice! Allow us to present you with Strawberry Cream Ale for the season.

This delightful little number is another variation of a year-round favorite of ours. We took our Cream Ale and infused it with strawberry fruit. The result is a sessionable beer that presents mild strawberry aromas on the nose and a slight hint of strawberry flavor that compliments the malt notes you know and love of our Cream Ale.

With a slightly pink hue, this seasonal beer is crisp and clean with a wonderfully rich mouthfeel that will satisfy your thirst while kicking back and relaxing on your front porch during those warm weather days ahead. Yum!

ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 16 | SRM: 6

Dry Fly Session IPA

What is a session or sessionable beer? For those who are unaware, it’s a beer with a lower alcohol by volume (ABV) percentage. Meaning, it’s an easy-drinking beer.

With that in mind, the Public House Brew Crew’s love for creating sessionable beers drove them to craft Dry Fly Session India Pale Ale. They wanted to make an IPA with a lower ABV that still had the hoppy characteristics known of India Pale Ales. They succeeded.

With a 4.5% ABV, Dry Fly Session IPA has been dry-hopped with Citra and Amarillo hop varieties making it hop-forward, yet nicely balanced with aromas and mild flavors of citrus fruit that end in a clean, dry finish. You better snag a 6-pack of this beer featuring artwork by fly fisherman, Al Agnew, before it’s gone.

ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 45 | SRM: 2

Among the Willows Pilsner Lager

Drawing from our Midwestern heritage, the art on this pilsner lager features a gun shootout between a lone gunman running from an ambush by Union troops. This gunman has to go “Among the Willows” or evade the law.

Unlike the label art, this clean and crisp German Pilsner doesn’t break any laws from the German Purity Law 1516. (Reinheitsgebot). Among the Willows Pilsner Lager is refreshing and light-bodied with a light malt flavor that is balanced by medium hop bitterness. You can fetch yourself a six-pack of this seasonal, limited beer or find it in our variety pack with other Public House favorites starting in mid-to-late June 2020. Until then, come down to the watering hole (either brewery location) to taste it for yourself.

ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 40 | SRM: 2

You can find these beers at both the St. James Taproom and the Rolla R&D Brewpub, in stores that carry Public House products and online with shipping to Missouri residents here. Cheers!



National Homebrew Day Public House Beer Recipe


National Homebrew Day is coming up and in honor of this occasion, we decided to release our recipe of Tire Swing IPA with the purchase of a homebrew kit that includes the ingredients and instructions to craft a 5-gallon batch of this beloved Public House beer. We’ll also post a video on social media of head brewer, Matt Burkhardt, brewing this same recipe on Sat., May 2 as part of the National Homebrew Day celebration.

In the meantime, check out what Public House co-founder, Josh Stacy, had to say about sharing this recipe.

What made you decide to share a Public House beer recipe?
I was thinking of ways that we could continue to engage with our customers, now that social distancing is in place. One of the exciting things about the craft beer industry is the focus on innovation and education. I thought this was a way that we could do both.

Tire Swing IPA is a fan favorite to those who have been around the taproom over the years, and have been able to try it. We only release it in limited quantity, so we thought this would be a fun way for people to have a familiar favorite or perhaps taste something new from PHBC.

When did you first brew Tire Swing IPA?
This beer has origins in the garage, pre-Public House. It was the first IPA that we made at the brewery. There was plenty of tweaking from the original recipe, but it soon became a favorite.

Can you provide a tasting profile of Tire Swing IPA?
This recipe is more in line with a British-style IPA. We use caramel malt to bring out some deeper color and malt flavor. The hops are American standards (Centennial and Cascade) with play to the citrus, orange rind flavor and aroma.

What are the stats for this beer?
Target O.G.: 1.064
Target F.G.: 1.012
Target ABV: 6.9%
Target IBU: 44
Target SRM: 10

What’s the best part of sharing this recipe?
I am excited for people to make this recipe and supply feedback. I love engaging with our local brewing community, and since I am not currently afforded that opportunity, I thought this would be an adaptive way to engage.

Do you think you’ll share a different Public House beer recipe in the future?
I think so. – Any suggestions?

To participate, we invite you to take pics and tag us on social media to show us how your homebrewing went and let us know what other recipes you’d like us to share in the future.

You can order your homebrewing package of Tire Swing IPA by calling 573.426. 2337 by end of day Tuesday, April 28. This kit comes complete with recipe, ingredients and instructions to make a 5-gallon batch for $25. Kits must be picked up at our Rolla Brewpub location on Thursday, April 30 or Friday, May 1. If you need additional supplies, let us know and we’ll help.

Then, check our Facebook pages on Sat., May 2 and watch our head brewer as he brews this recipe. Cheers!




Sustainability Practices at Public House

Did you realize that Public House practices sustainability every day?

In celebration of Earth Day, here’s a list of how our partner St. James Winery and the team at Public House Brewing Company take care of the planet we call home.

  • Recycle – cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum
  • Solid waste from both businesses used as compost in the vineyards
  • Transition to LED lighting last year throughout both the winery and brewery
  • Electricity 208V 3 phase minimum through production facilities for energy efficiency
  • Move to aluminum cans for the brewery for better recyclability
  • Spent grain for cattle
  • Insulated tanks in the brewery
  • Reclaim water from heat exchanger for brewing water
  • Low-pressure boiler in the brewery – sized appropriately for energy efficiency
  • All to-go materials for food from the brewery are recyclable. Just say no to styrofoam
  • Insulated piping for glycol refrigeration system in the winery for energy efficiency
  • Vinwizard adjusts pump speeds depending on demand (Artificial Intelligence for energy efficiency)
  • Use of a fine-tuned irrigation and soil monitoring system so we use less water in our vineyards.
  • Beehive addition to our vineyard perimeter and adding three to four more this year. They help pollinate our cover crops
  • Wildflowers and other natives planted (cover crops) in order to encourage diversity of insect populations in the vineyard area to help with compaction, pests and some for aiding nitrogen levels in the soil
  • All wine tank bottoms filtered/reclaimed and solid waste composted to avoid stressing water treatment facilities
  • Vineyard pruning and hedging equipment redesigned to do two rows at once – lowering diesel usage
  • Using UTVs instead of trucks in order to reduce carbon footprint (less gas) to transport crew and equipment
  • New tractors run in economy – using half the diesel trucks for certain jobs
  • High-efficiency boiler in the winery cellar and bottling room

We really do try to be as eco-friendly as possible and are always looking for ways to improve. Next time you lift a pint of Public House beer know you are supporting a Missouri craft brewery that cares about the community and environment they work and live in. Cheers!


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Beer & Harissa Marinated Steak Sandwich


Thanks to US Foods and Chef Reid, we have a delicious recipe for grilling and serving at your next get-together.
It’s big on taste and is well worth the preparation, featuring Public House Frisco and Public House Farmstand Peach Ale.
The Farmstand Peach Ale Vinaigrette (recipe below) is delicious on its own for dressing greens.
Check it out and try it for yourself.

Beer & Harissa Marinated Steak Sandwich

1 each Manhattan Steak, 8oz.
1/4 cup Prepared Harissa
4 oz Public House Frisco Amber Lager
4 tblsp Harissa Mayonnaise (See Recipe)
1 oz Pickled Red Onions (See Recipe)
1/2 oz Arugula
2 tblsp Public House Farmstand Peach Ale Vinaigrette (See Recipe)
2 Mini Baguette – Cut Lengthwise

Harissa Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 tblsp Prepared Harissa
1 Clove Peeled Garlic – Finely Minced
1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
Coarse Black Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and Refrigerate

Pickled Red Onions
¾ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Sugar
½ tsp Salt
1 Medium Red Onion Thinly Sliced
Heat vinegar over medium heat. Dissolve sugar and salt. Turn off the heat. Add sliced red onions. Allow to cool in the liquid and transfer to a container. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Public House Farmstand Peach Ale Vinaigrette
3 ounces Peach Ale
1 tblsp minced shallot
1 tblsp Agave Syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
4 tblsp extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Mix All ingredients together and mix well

Mix 1/4 cup Harissa and 4 oz Frisco Amber Lager in a bowl
Coat the steak with Harissa / Beer mixture and Place in a plastic pouch bag and let marinate minimum 2 hours or overnight.
Heat grill to high heat. Cook the steak and cook, to the desired doneness
Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
While steak is resting toast Buns on Grill. On cut side, both top and bottom spread Harissa Mayonnaise evenly.
On bottom, half top with Arugula tossed with Vinaigrette
Thinly slice steak against the grain and place on top of Arugula. Top with Pickled Onions and top of Bun.

Public House Mobile App

Drink Great Beer & Get Rewarded

Yes, you read that right. Download the new Public House Brewing Company mobile app and start earning rewards each time you visit either of our brewery locations.

The Public House App goes beyond reward offerings though. You can find full menus of both food and beer for each location, check out events we’re hosting, stay up-to-date with special offers and more.

So, what are you waiting for?
Download it today!

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