Best Ever


That’s a wrap on the University of Missouri S&T 113th Best Ever St. Pat’s celebrations!

The week, when the university community and the Rolla community become one in revelry, was celebrated to its fullest potential. The week was full of spirit, camaraderie, traditions, and creativity to create safe celebrations.

Yes, the party is over, but the memories live on. Public House Brewing Company photographer, Eric Ginnard, while partaking in his first Best Ever, captured candid moments from two events; Rolla Chamber of Commerce 5K and the traditional painting of Pine Street.

As you view the gallery, feel welcome to download images and share them with others. If there’s an image you love and would like a high-resolution version, send your request to


Welcome Back to Public House

Our Most Distinguished Guests,

In light of the recent COVID-19 concerns and as we welcome you back, Public House Brewing Company has adopted more stringent policies in regard to the way we will proceed in serving our valued guests as we reopen on Wed., May 6, 2020. As always, our guests’ health and satisfaction, as well as our employees, is our number one goal on a daily basis. This will always be the case. To ensure that we are doing our part in complying with CDC recommendations, Phelps County Health Department’s ordinances, the State of Missouri’s mandates, and, in some cases going above what is recommended, we are installing the following measures until further notice:

  • Public House Brewery is now a self-serve restaurant and bar. Please approach the designated area at either the inside bar or the outside bar for ordering. Please adhere to the designated markers to practice safe social distancing of 6 feet or more. When your order is ready, you will be paged to pick-up your order at the bar.
  • We will only allow parties of 8 guests or less at the same table, in accordance with the policies set forth by the Phelps County Commissioner’s Office.
  • We have limited seating due to the occupancy ordinances set forth. All tables are distanced at least 6 feet apart. This being stated, the amount of seats inside the St. James Taproom and in The Gardens is the allotted total and cannot be added to or changed. Outside chairs remain outside and the same is true for inside chairs.
  • If on a wait or all seats are filled, we please ask that you give the manager your telephone number, wait in your vehicle, and we will text you when seating is available. Congregating in the lobby and/or outside our front door is strictly prohibited.
  • Public House Brewing Company, for our guests’ and employee’s safety, has gone to a limited, posted menus at both designated inside and outside ordering windows.
  • We offer only compostable silverware, napkins, condiments, and paper plate ware.
  • All drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be served in plastic cups till further notice.
  • Every hour on the hour we as a staff will sanitize all high touch objects and surfaces (door handles, faucet handles, menus, etc.).
  • As always, handwashing procedures per the Phelps County Health Department will be followed consistently.
  • All staff is required to wear masks and gloves.
  • We will be taking all employee’s temperatures at the beginning of each shift.
  • We will not be refilling growlers that have been brought into the establishment, only new growlers.
  • We have new hours of operation listed below. 
  • We are also available for online ordering through ChowNow, which is an app-based ordering system. You can download the ChowNow app on your phone today for curbside or carryout or feel free to reach us at one of the following numbers.
    • Rolla Pickup – Call 573-426-2337
    • St James Pickup or Delivery – Call 573-261-3333

Thank you, always, for your continued patronage to our fair business and please stay patient with us as we navigate through this unprecedented period of time. We believe that, if we stay the course and work as a team, we can provide a safe experience for our guests. With your health and safety as a top priority, we’re continuing to adapt to the recommendation of the CDC and other health organizations. Our goal is to maintain an environment that exceeds the health and experience expectations of our guests and staff. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Hours of Operation

Kitchen Closes Daily from 3 – 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. kitchen open until 8 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. kitchen open until 8 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. kitchen open until 10 p.m.

Sunday Closed
Monday – Thursday 3 – 9 p.m. kitchen open until 9 p.m.
Friday 3 – 11 p.m. kitchen open until 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. kitchen open until 10 p.m.

Public House Branches Out With Expanded Delivery Radius

Due to demand, we’re delivering beer and wine as far west as Waynesville and as far east as Cuba. Check out the requirements below and place your order online or by calling 573.426.2337. We’re looking forward to bringing Public House beer and St. James Winery selections straight to you if you live within the delivery radius. Be sure to choose either pick-up (from the St. James Winery in St. James, MO next day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or delivery (next day between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) when placing your online order.

Here’s a quick video with our co-founder, Josh Stacy, explaining how it works or just read below for more info.

Due to food being perishable, we have a smaller delivery radius (see map below), to ensure quality and safety. The Bulk Beer & Wine Delivery has a considerably larger radius (see map below), but there are certain requirements to meet. Please read these requirements (see below) before placing your order. Cheers!

Public house delivery


Pick-up your bulk beer or wine order at St. James Winery in St. James, MO next day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Upon arrival, call St. James Winery customer service at 1.800.280.9463.


All bulk wine and beer deliveries require a $50 minimum order. Orders taken before 5 p.m. will be delivered the next day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Orders taken after 5 p.m. are second-day delivery.


All wine and beer deliveries require an adult (21 years or older, with proper identification) for delivery. If someone 21 years of age or older will not be available during delivery hours, we strongly recommend requesting delivery of your order to a business address, within our delivery range, where someone will be able to provide proper identification and accept the delivery.

In the event you are unable to take delivery of your wine or beer after an attempt to deliver, we will return the package to the Public House Brewery. If you wish to schedule another delivery time and/or date for your order, or if you wish to cancel your order, you must contact customer service at 573.426.2337 with any questions or changes.


Next day delivery between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Sunday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Online Ordering & New Hours

We’re offering online ordering for curbside pickup and delivery for the Rolla and St. James, MO area during the hours below. You can use the button at the top of the website to order, and Android users can order through the Public House App.

For Call-in Orders please call the Rolla Brewpub • 573-426-2337.

Delivery Hours:
Monday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Curbside Pickup Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

St. James Taproom: 
Temporarily closed until further notice.

Delivery Map:

Thanks for your support!

Download the App to place online orders and get special offers (IOS users see the offers section for ordering online)!


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Public House Updates

UPDATE: 4/03/2020

Public House Community,

During these unprecedented times, we, like so many others have suffered from significant downturn in business. This has forced us to stretch ourselves very thin between our locations. In an effort to stay concentrated on the community and prepare ourselves to come out on the other side of this stronger than ever, we have made a difficult decision. As of close of business today, Thursday, April 2nd we will temporarily close the Public House St James Taproom for curb side pickup and carryout service.

Our production team will still be hard at work producing your favorite Public House brews to ship to our wholesale and retail partners across the state. The Rolla brewpub will remain open!!! We will be extending our model to include delivery service starting tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd. We are also working on extending our curbside and delivery service to seven days a week.

For those of you that would still like to pick-up beer closer to St. James we will be offering curbside pickup of Public House beer at the St James Winery Tasting Room.

We will keep you informed as the situation evolves. For real-time updates per location, you can follow the local Taproom social media pages for updates.

Stay safe and take care,
Public House Brewing Company


UPDATE: 3/24/202

Our most valued patrons,

We would like to announce our new hours for curbside pickup effective today.

Rolla Brewpub • 573-426-2337 • with the following hours of operation:
Closed Sunday
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

St James • 573-261-3333 • with the following hours of operation:
Closed Monday – Tuesday
Wednesday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Also, in an effort to keep people safe and extend our service, the team is working on setting up online ordering. We hope to have this implemented starting tomorrow Wed., Mar. 25.

We greatly appreciate your support through this time. Cheers!


UPDATE: 3/20/202

The world is changing and so are we…

Our most valued patrons,

Due to the recent events, we are closing our tasting room and dining room in both the Rolla and St. James locations for dine-in service effective after closing this evening Fri., Mar. 20 which will be at midnight for Rolla and 11 p.m. for the St. James Taproom. This is the right decision as social distancing is the only way we as a community will stop the spread of COVID-19.

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing our operations through carryout and curbside takeout. Our new hours of operation will be in effect Sat., Mar. 21. You can call either location to place your order:
Rolla • 573-426-2337 • with the following hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

St James • 573-261-3333 • with the following hours of operation:
Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 9pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

In an effort to keep our quality, we are shortening our existing menu to help keep up operational efficiency and ensure we are delivering great food! Our menu will be focused around our Farm Fresh Pizza, craft beer and wine.

Also, in an effort to keep people safe and extend our service, the team is working on setting up online ordering. We will let you know as soon as this option is available.

The team is also working on an effort to set up delivery services – offering free delivery for beer, wine and pizza.

As always we appreciate the love and support our communities have shown us over the last 9 years of operation. We are working diligently to work on new ways for you to engage with our brand. As things around us continue to change so shall we. Please be patient, stay safe and carry on!


UPDATE: 3/18/2020

Hello Friends!

With your health and safety as a top priority, we’re continuing to adapt to the recommendation of the CDC and other health organizations. Our goal is to maintain an environment that exceeds the health and experience expectations of our guests and staff.

Here’s are some of the steps we are following so you can still enjoy your favorite brew with delicious food.

  • Now offering Curbside pickup with call-in orders for food and packaged beer.
    • Rolla Pickup – Call 573-426-2337
    • St James Pickup – Call 573-261-3333
  • No growler refills: – We will not refill growlers. New growlers can still be purchased for filling as well as any of our pre-packaged beverages.
  • Reservation policy changes: We will only accept reservation of groups of 10 or less
  • Cancellation of all events: Per the guidelines from the CDC of limiting gatherings of 50 people or more we will be canceling all events in both locations through April (including live music).
  • We will continue to provide a safe/clean environment in both taproom locations. We are vigilantly monitoring and the following advice from the CDC and OSHA and adjusting policies and procedures to ensure that we are keeping up with these Best Practices.
    • Disposable, glassware and flatware available upon request
    • Every hour on the hour we as a staff will sanitize all high touch objects and surfaces (door handles, faucet handles, menus, etc.)
    • As always, handwashing procedures per the Phelps County Health Department will be followed rigorously.

On behalf of everyone at Public House Brewing Company, we greatly appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Josh Stacy, Owner
Public House Brewing Company


UPDATE: 3/13/2020

Dear Friends,

The team at Public House Brewing Company is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. We are continuing to follow the recommendations of our public health officials.

Currently, both the Rolla brewpub and St James Taproom are open to the public. Our staff is providing a clean, safe environment for our guests while employing increased cleanliness procedures. In conjunction with our monitoring and understanding of the situation, we will be instituting some changes to our current operations in an effort to help keep everyone safe.

  • Tours – To maintain cleanliness in our production spaces, we will be canceling brewery tours until further notice.
  • Growlers – Until further notice, we will not be re-filling any growlers brought in to either location. We will continue to fill growlers that are newly purchased from the taproom.
  • Packaged Beer – We will continue to offer packaged beer for sale in both locations.
  • Curbside Pickup – We would like to extend the offer for call-in orders and curbside pickup of Public House Products.

For our team members throughout the Public House family, we have and will continue to provide up-to-date information to keep themselves and their families safe. We have communicated various preventative measures and have advised staff to stay home if needed.

We encourage all to follow public health authority guidance on this matter. For more information, you can view recommendations from the World Health Organization here.

On behalf of everyone at Public House Brewing Company, we greatly appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Josh Stacy, Owner
Public House Brewing Company

Best Ever & Flynn’s Irish Red

Some of you around the Rolla, MO area may have noticed Public House Best Ever Irish Red in stores. If you’re from Rolla – then you get it. If you’re not, here’s the story.

Each year, Rolla, MO is home to a spectacular St. Pat’s bash. Students and alumni from Missouri University of Science & Technology paint Pine Street (the main street running through downtown Rolla) green and a parade ensues, amongst many forms of revelry. With this local tradition happening in our hometown, it was befitting of us to create a beer perfect for the occasion.

“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re so excited to release this beautiful, commemorative beer in alignment with one of our city’s greatest celebrations,” explained Josh Stacy, Public House Co-founder.

Best Ever Irish Red is our seasonal beer, Flynn’s Irish Red, just with a commemorative label for those in the Rolla area to enjoy. The term “Best Ever” stands for The Best Ever St. Patrick’s Day because each year St. Pat’s in Rolla, MO just keeps getting better and better.

The art includes a deck of cards and features Saint Patrick holding a shillelagh (a walking stick used to ward off snakes) in one hand and a serpent in the other. This represents the story of Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, which students at Missouri S&T have incorporated into their annual festivities. Learn more about Missouri S&T St. Pat’s traditions here.

So, when you crack open a Best Ever Irish Red, you’ll be enjoying an extremely sessionable beer that lends itself well to this holiday. The malt-forward, toasty character of this ale will inspire you to revel in St. Patrick’s Day making every sip, the… Best Ever. Cheers!

For more details about the history of St. Patrick’s Day in Rolla, MO read here.

ABV: 5% | IBU: 20 | SRM: 21



Halloween Candy and Beer Pairings

Halloween candy can be great. It is even greater when properly paired with a brew.

Try these devilishly good pairings for yourself and let us know if you come up with any of your own by posting to social media. Be sure to tag us, when you do!

  1. Bierleichen! + PB cups
  2. Cream Ale + Candy Corn
  3. Elusive + Sour Gummy Worms
  4. Hide and Seek + Starburst
  5. Giddy Goat or Revelation + Milky Way

Frisco Grilled Pork Rib Chop Marinade

Looking for a great grilling recipe? Look no further. Chef Rob Komotos with US Foods whipped up a marinade using our Frisco Amber Lager. Give it a try.

  • 1 can of Frisco
  • ½ cup Grain Mustard
  • ¼ cup Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ cup Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • 3 T Tarragon, Freshly Minced
  • 3 T Thyme, Freshly Minced
  • 3 T Rosemary, Freshly Minced
  • 3 T Garlic, Freshly Minced
  • 3 T Shallots, Freshly Minced
  • 1 oz Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
  • 1 oz Sea Salt, Freshly Ground
  • 1-½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Marinade pork rib chops for 4-6 hours or overnight and grill on high until cooked through. Serve with seasonal veggies and Frisco Amber Lager!

St. Louis Craft Beer Week

We will be attending St. Louis Craft Beer Week July 27-August 4! St. Louis Craft Beer Week is a nine-day festival that celebrates the history of beer in the St. Louis area. Many breweries, distributors, bars, restaurants, retail and beer fans come together in promoting and enjoying our favorite thing, craft beer!

Each night an event will be going on all around St. Louis. Pair food and beer, talk to brewers and other beer enthusiasts, and try local craft beverages.

Find us at St. Louis Craft Beer Week:


Pucker up. Sour-endipity is here.

We are thrilled to introduce our first-ever sour beer, Sour-endipity, an ale brewed with real kiwi fruit!

This beer took months to develop. To find the right flavor, Head Brewer Matt Burkhardt enlisted the help of our loyal customers at the Rolla R&D Brewpub. In December 2017, we held a Battle of the Sours, pitting a lemon sour beer against a kiwi sour beer. The kiwi flavor prevailed as it nicely balances the base beer – a sour wheat ale.  The resulting Sour-endipity is sharp, sour and effervescent with a dry finish. Refreshing and thirst quenching, it is perfect for summertime!

To give you a little background about this style, sour beer is one of the oldest types of beer in history. Before pasteurization and sterilization was understood, many beers had the potential to have a somewhat sour note because of wild fermentation or naturally occurring bacteria in the environment. Over the last couple of years, this style has started to gain popularity because adventurous craft beer drinkers are always looking for something new and craft beer brewers are always looking for a challenge.

Because this was the first time we’ve kettle soured a beer, Burkhardt was extra diligent. He even slept overnight in the brewery to make sure everything ran smoothly! After creating the wort like in other normal brews, we ran the wort into the kettle and cooled it to a temperature just right for bacteria growth. We used lactobacillus to sour the beer. This bacteria is a probiotic that converts sugars to lactic acid. It’s the same live culture you find in unsweetened yogurt and sauerkraut.

Once the lactobacillus was pitched, Burkhardt had to wait. He checked the pH and acidity every few hours to get the exact level of sourness he wanted. Then, the wort was boiled again and hops added. Boiling killed the remaining lactobacillus, ensuing the bacteria cannot contaminate future batches of beer. This is important because if not controlled, this bacteria can grow rapidly in our equipment and can cause off flavors in all of our other beers. And we definitely don’t want that! The sour beer was then fermented using an ale yeast strain. The kiwi fruit concentrate was added at the end of fermentation.

Get your hands on this delicious Sour-endipity Ale! Find it exclusively in our Taproom Sampler variety packs in stores near you. Plus, get it on tap at both of our locations in St. James and Rolla or take it home in a Taproom Sampler!

ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 6 | SRM: 3.2