2019 Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens Film Series

For the fourth year in a row, Public House Brewing Company presents Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens. To kick off this year’s film series, the first movie will play on the outdoor big screen Thurs., Apr. 25 (rescheduled to May 9 due to inclement weather) with Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

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

The movie starts after sunset – it has to be dark to view the movie on the screen. Limited seating is available, so feel free to bring your own. Nights can be chilly, so bring jackets or blankets as needed.


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

2019 Movie Schedule:

  • May 9 – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • May 30 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • June 27 – The Goonies
  • July 25 – Aquaman
  • August 29 – Dirty Dancing
  • September 26 – The Wedding Singer
  • October 24 – Beetlejuice

This Creature Beer & The Annual Public House Blessing

Each year, Public House Brewing Company releases our Barleywine Ale during the Annual Ale-Iversary at the Rolla Brewpub. As part of this tradition, we ask local clergy to perform a blessing for our establishment and for the beer.

This is an age-old practice born from a long history of trial and error when producing wine or beer. People understood fruit and grain could produce wine or beer when left to sit in a container. They simply didn’t have the knowledge as to why it would happen.

Superstition took hold if a batch of beer was unfit for drinking. The poor quality was mystically blamed on evil spirits referred to as brew witches or beer witches. To ward off such forces, brewers would request the services of priests to perform blessings on the liquid and brewing establishment.

Below is the annual blessing performed during the Public House Brewing Company Rolla Brewpub Ale-Iversary and the inspiration for this year’s Barleywine Ale – This Creature Beer. This ale has a warming quality to it and is described as very rich and malty with a caramel-like aroma. Stop by the Rolla Brewpub on Saturday, January 12 to take part in this tradition and to taste This Creature Beer for yourself.

ABV: 10.5% | IBU: 45 | SRM: 16

Almighty God…ever present…Father of all

Your watchful care reaches from end to end
And orders all things in such power
That even the tensions and tragedies of life
Cannot frustrate your loving plan for us

Bless this Brewing House and those who inhabit its environment
May it provide a place of comfort and communion to all who enter

Bless the Doorway of this place.
May it be a threshold to hospitality and good fellowship
May all who enter here do in safety and goodwill

May your Holy Presence reside within these walls
So that it may be filled with your grace
And enjoyed by those who seek its harbor

Bless the Common Room of this Public House
May it be a gathering place
Where acquaintances become friends
And friends grow ever closer
In their affection and respect
For one another

May your goodness fill the hearts
Of those who are her patrons
And those you have called to provide her care

Bless, O Lord, this Creature Beer,
Which thou hast designed to produce from the fat of grain;
That it may be a salutary remedy to the human race,
And grant through the invocation of thy holy name
That whoever shall drink it
May gain health in body and peace in soul

We ask these blessings in your name

Father…who is for us
Son…who is with us
Holy Spirit…who is within us



Public House Brewing Company invites the community to take part in a nationwide effort to raise funds for residents devastated by California’s Camp Fire wildfire.

We’ve committed to brew our version of Sierra Nevada’s “Resilience IPA” with 100% of funds raised going to help the wildfire victims. The Resilience IPA recipe was created by a California-based brewery, Sierra Nevada especially for this fundraiser and brewery founder, Ken Grossman, wrote a letter asking every brewery in the U.S. to do the same. The recipe has been shared with breweries that have committed to also brew the beer in hopes to get Resilience IPA in taprooms all over the country. The scale of the beer will hopefully create a solid start for the Butte County community’s future.

This is a tremendous collaborative effort spearheaded by Sierra Nevada with hundreds of breweries across the country joining in on the efforts. We wanted to contribute our part as a local brewer and allow our community to support the cause as well.

The collaboration beer will be available on tap at both Public House Brewing Company locations, Rolla and St. James, at a later date. Keep up with Public House Brewing Company social media for a future release date.

Donations can also be made directly to the Sierra Nevada Brewery Camp Fire Relief fund via the Golden Valley Community Bank Foundation website.

Halloween Party Brew

We’ve got what you need for your Halloween party. Stop by either brewery location and grab the perfect brew to share with your ghoulish guests.

May we recommend the following:

  • Bierleichen! is a distinctively complex Marzen-style ale that is amber in color making it perfect for October. We have some ready for pick up at both breweries. ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 25 | SRM: 7
  • Courtship Cranberry Ale is what happens when we collaborate with our campus partner, St. James Winery. Your guests will taste a crisp, clean cream ale blended with 100% cranberry juice, this seasonal incorporates the sweet and tart flavors of Cranberry wine – the winery’s most popular seasonal. ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 16 | SRM: 8
  • Our current Taproom Sampler is a definite crowd-pleaser. This pack includes 3 of the following beers: Rod’s Cream Ale, Frisco 1501 Amber Lager, Elusive IPA and our first-ever sour beer, Sour-Endipity. Sour-Endipity is a fun, little gem that came out of our R&D Brewpub in Rolla. This sharp, wheat ale is golden in color that is sour and effervescent with a dry finish balanced by real kiwi fruit.

Don’t get your Halloween haunt on until you have some PHBC in the house!

Giddy Goat Coffee Milk Stout Returns

Giddy Goat Coffee Milk Stout is returning for it’s second run and has more coffee flavor than before. Last year, we partnered with Giddy Goat Coffee House in Rolla, MO to create this coffee-infused stout, which soon became a popular seasonal for PHBC. We were excited to bring it back!

Public House Brewing Company Head Brewer, Matt Burkhardt, explains in the video below the cold brew process for the coffee in this dark, full-bodied ale. Find out more about what it takes to make this rich seasonal stout.

ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 25 | SRM: 40

Bierleichen is the official Oktoberfest beer

Watch out, because Bierleichen! is coming for you! The beverage’s name came from the German word, bierleichen, which is often what people are called during Oktoberfest celebrations. Its English translation is “beer corpse” – hints to the beer drinking zombie on the front label of the bottle.

Bierleichen! is a distinctively complex Marzen-style Lager that is amber in color and brewed using traditional German ingredients. This Lager delivers rich, toasty and bready flavors that finishes with a soft, malty sweetness.

Bierleichen! is Public House Brewing Company’s official 2018 Oktoberfest beer. We welcome you to join us for our Oktoberfest Saturday, September 29 at the Rolla R&D Brewpub. There will be beer and wine to sample from all over the state, food and live music too! Interested? Purchase General Admission and VIP tickets here: http://bit.ly/Oktob2018 to enjoy Bierleichen! and many others.

ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 25 | SRM: 7

Check out the video below to learn how to Bierleichen! responsibly!

Say Hello to Fall

As summer comes to an end, the excitement for fall begins! Leaves begin to change, the air gets cooler and while you’re sitting around a bonfire, the craving for a fall beverage sets in. With a little help from our next-door neighbors at the St. James Winery, we are happy to provide the perfect autumn beer: Courtship Cranberry Ale.

St. James Winery shared the cranberry juice they use to make their Cranberry wine with us to create this new collaboration beer. A crisp, clean Ale blended with 100% all-natural cranberry juice, this seasonal incorporates the sweet and tart flavors of Cranberry wine – St. James Winery’s most popular seasonal. If you haven’t tried Courtship Cranberry Ale yet, we recommend giving this lighter alternative to fall beers a go!

Enjoy Courtship Cranberry Ale around a campfire, at the dinner table or wherever your fall adventure takes you! Find it at our Rolla and St. James brewery locations or in a store near you.

ABV: 6.1% |IBU: 16 | SRM: 8

Catch Her In The Rye

YCH HOPS has teamed up with the Pink Boots Society, a global nonprofit organization supporting women in the brewing professions, to create the Pink Boots Blend of Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Loral hops. Commercial brewers were encouraged to use this collaborative blend of hops to create their own celebratory brews. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Pink Boots Society scholarship funds. These funds will be used to help women in the industry attend educational seminars, classes, certifications and tours in order to empower female beer professionals to advance their careers through education.

“Ideally our choice of blend could be used for bittering, aroma, and during dry-hop. A brewer can use this hop through the brew, or just in a single charge,” says Laura Ulrich, President of Pink Boots Society. “The blend character itself is fruity but not overly tropical, with more dominant citrus and herbal notes. The small addition of Simcoe gives the blend just a hint of old school, while other like Loral, Citra, and Palisade will help drive the fruit flavors forward. And really, who doesn’t love Mosaic, so we added a touch of her too.”

Our very own brewer, Amber Powell, who has been a part of the Pink Boots Society for 7 years, accepted the challenge! Originally a Chemistry major, Amber found her calling while bartending at a craft brewery in college.

“I was invited by the head brewer, Bryan Shimkos, to a brew day,” said Amber. “I immediately fell in love with the chemistry in brewing. I knew this was something I wanted to do every day, and that’s how my new career began.”

Amber has had great success at brewing honey rye ale before, and was excited to brew it again for a great cause. Paying homage to women in the brewing industry, Amber has named her creation Catch Her In The Rye.

“With Catch Her In The Rye, you can taste the honey upfront, but a lot of the rye comes through, as well. The Pink Boots Blend of hops compliments this honey rye ale perfectly for a tropical citrus aroma. I am excited to bring more light to women brewers around the world. There are a lot more of us than people think, and we are growing stronger every year.”

On behalf of everyone at Public House Brewing Company, we congratulate Amber on her brewing accomplishments and look forward to much more to come!

Catch Her In The Rye will be featured at our April’s Brewers Stash, and it will only be available in limited quantity. Join us at the Rolla R&D Brewpub Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. to catch your own pint of this philanthropic brew, and let’s raise a pint to women doing amazing things in the brewing world!

Catch Her In The Rye beer stats

The hop flavor in this beer is balanced and reflects the hop blend character with notes of citrus and tropical fruit. With a light honey sweetness at the beginning, the spiciness from the rye malt comes through with a dry finish. It has a very light and clean flavor provided by the yeast.

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 31
SRM: 9
Glassware: Pint
Serving Temp: 45°F – 50°F

Malts: Pale Ale, Rye Malt, Honey Malt
Hops: YCH & Pink Boots Society Collaboration Blend (Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, Loral)

Steady Yourself

Level 2 Fall Risk is here

We are excited to announce our second release in our CampusWerks series this year, Level 2 Fall Risk Imperial IPA. This IPA is fairly strong and intensely hoppy without being too complex or malty. There are hints of fruity aromas in the background from the addition of orange blossom honey. This Imperial IPA allows you to enjoy a clean, dry finish, with high drinkability.

With this release comes a story of inspiration. In 2016, Jason Stacy, brewer and brother of co-founder Josh Stacy, overcame a dire medical situation that required surgery and a long rehabilitation. He defiantly attempted to walk in the hospital before he was truly ready to go solo. After he took a fall, caregivers labeled him a “fall risk” and he had to wear a special bracelet. Thankfully, he has since recovered and is back in our brewhouse.

“I was really glad to come back to work a few months after my surgery. I lucked out that I didn’t forget how to brew. My recovery is going great and I’m happy to be brewing, bottling, kegging, and cleaning in the brewery. Level 2 Fall Risk is a double IPA with orange blossom honey, and a bunch of ‘C’ hops. It is very well balanced and a bit dangerous,” stated Jason Stacy.

Together, we created this India Pale Ale to celebrate. Kick back with this cold brew and enjoy the Level 2 Fall Risk Official Playlist. Cheers!
ABV: 8.7% | IBU: 82 | SRM: 8.2