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

Heritage Music Festival is Bigger and Better This Year

A diverse mix of up-and-coming Missouri musicians will converge in The Gardens for an expanded two-day Heritage Music Festival Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. This is the second year we are bringing music lovers together in our beautiful backyard (540 State Route B, St. James, Mo. 65559).

Guests will have access to the new rustic Italian-style menu featuring locally sourced food and expertly paired craft beverages at the St. James Taproom.

The two-day festival lineup:

Saturday, June 23

 Sunday, June 24

Tickets for both days of the festival are $12. Saturday only admission is $10. Sunday only admission is $5. Children under 5 are free. Tickets provide entry into The Gardens to listen to the bands. Guests receive a wristband at the gate that allows them to come and go as they please.

Part of the proceeds from the festival benefits the Friendship School Foundation, an organization dedicated to engaging and educating local community on sustainability best practices.

Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival

The Italians that settled in this area more than a century ago were a tight knit community that enjoyed socializing over good wine and food. Over the years, this region fondly became known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks.” We honor the area’s Italian social traditions at our Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. Celebrate with us on our beautiful campus.

Friday, May 18

St. James Winery Tasting Room


Winemakers Series Anniversary

5 – 8 p.m.

$15 per ticket includes St. James Winery crystal stemless wine glass

We are celebrating the first anniversary of releasing our Winemaker Series, a line of distinctive, small-batch wines that pay homage to our winemakers and their team’s grape growing and winemaking talents. Enjoy five of our handmade, small-batch wines expertly paired with delectable fare.

  • Chambourcin – Vanilla and lemon zest panna cotta
  • The Folly – The Folly-pickled asparagus
  • Blend #43 – Mini pimento cheese balls
  • Seyval – Smoked salmon served on a marinated piece of cucumber
  • Dry Vignoles – Diced hard salami and smoked Gouda tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette with Italian seasonings on crostini


4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Justyn Moreland


Public House Brewing Company St. James Taproom

6 – 9 p.m. | Marissa Harms


Saturday, May 19

The Gardens

11 a.m. until early afternoon

Vendors include:

Noon | Italian Dance Group
6 – 9 p.m. | Drifter’s Mile

All-day Rosati-style spaghetti dinner special | $15

Win a winery gift box and tickets to a Sporting Kansas City major league soccer game.


Public House Brewing Company St. James Taproom


Our Winemakes Series turns one! Celebrate by tasting these exclusive, small-batch wines.

Choose between Norton 42, Chambourcin, Seyval and Dry Vignoles

Find us at these festivals in May

Grapes in the Garden

Friday, May 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis, MO – https://www.facebook.com/events/938596266322434/

Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. – Ballwin, MO – https://www.facebook.com/events/136613597138838/

Fest of Ale

Friday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. – Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis, MO – https://www.facebook.com/events/187794251949875/



Grab a Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens

Make The Gardens your living room for the night! Back for its third year, the Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens series is the perfect way for you, and your family and friends, to relax on a summer evening.

While watching a movie under the stars surrounded by a beautiful garden setting, enjoy a wood-fired pizza or try a dish from our new menu. If you are looking for the perfect beer or wine to pair with your food, our brewmaster and the St. James Winery’s winemaker have you covered.

Admission is free. Come early to grab a seat or 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 before you can see 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

Movie schedule:

  • Thursday, June 7 | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  • Thursday, June 28 | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Thursday, July 26 | Tommy Boy (1995)
  • Thursday, August 30 | Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Thursday, September 27 | Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Thursday, October 25 | Ghostbusters (1984)

Taste Something New at the St. James Taproom

The Public House Brewing Company St. James Taproom is excited to announce the release of our new menu. Using fresh, locally sourced pork from Gemstone Farm and beef from Moon Dance Farm, the PHBC culinary team worked hard to create unique Italian dishes that make every day delicious in our community. Deriving inspiration from the Italian heritage of our region, the new selections are sure to satisfy any palate, especially with each dish featuring an expertly paired craft beverage from our brewmaster and from St. James Winery’s winemaker.

“We are taking the rustic Italian-style and putting our own spin on it. It’s exciting changing up the menu by focusing on fresh, local products for every dish,” said Chef Gabe. “We get to experiment, enjoy ourselves, and know that we are putting out the best products that we can.”

Chef Gabe moved on to explain that the creation process for the new menu took nearly four months to finalize. He personally sampled each food prior to selection and incorporated the PHBC craft beer and St. James Winery wine into the recipes for many of the dishes. He further expressed a mindfulness toward those who have certain dietary choices or restrictions. Simply ask your server about what options the St. James Taproom has to offer.

Don’t worry. You can still enjoy the wood-fired pizzas you know and love too. Check out the new menu before you visit and hear from Chef Gabe regarding the menu refresh below.

Mild May

During the month of May, come in to the Rolla R&D Brewpub or St. James Taproom to enjoy special pricing on a pint of our Bird & Baby Mild ale. A light-bodied brew, this will be the first time it is available at both of our brewery locations.

With a wonderfully balanced mouthfeel, Bird & Baby Mild is refreshing, yet full of flavor. With having a lower gravity, this beer is readily suited for drinking in quantity. Light-bodied, but big on taste, this beer exhibits a low bitterness – almost sweet – malt character that is light enough for timid beer drinkers, but flavorful enough to please most die-hard beer fans.

We brew this ale as true to style as possible. Roasted barley provides a nutty, malt foundation with subtle hints of smoke. The malt is also responsible for the beautiful deep ruby hue. Genuine Fuggle hops bring a delicate harmony to this English style you’ll want to enjoy again and again.

Curious how this brew got its name? Acclaimed novelists and members of the Inklings writer’s group, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, were regulars at a traditional pub of unique character in Oxford, England named The Eagle and Child. Nicknamed The Bird and Baby, Tolkien and Lewis drank a beer similar to this brew while letting their creative juices flow at this inspirational location.

ABV: 3.5% | IBU: 18 | SRM: 17
MALT: Pale Ale, Munich, Chocolate, Flaked Maize | HOPS: Fuggles

American Craft Beer Week with Public House Brewing Company

American Craft Beer Week is Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20. We have plenty of beer releases, tap takeovers and activities to celebrate this monumental week for American brewed craft beer at both of our brewery locations!

Check out the flyer for dates, times and events. Don’t forget to sign up for the Beer Run scheduled for Friday, May 18 at the St. James Taproom. REGISTER HERE:http://bit.ly/2JHje91


We are the official beer of Big BAM


Public House Brewing Company is excited to be the official beer sponsor of this year’s Big BAM on Route 66 and Big BAM on the Katy Trail! These two cycling events offer the best of Missouri and are open to both experienced and novice cyclists. If you don’t have a bike or a desire to ride – you can still be a big part of these events by joining us any (or every) evening in the featured community stops. Each community stop will feature a free concert paired with your favorite Public House Brewing Company beers.

Big Bam on Route 66 starts in Joplin, June 17 and ends in Eureka, June 22. This Big BAM (Bike Across Missouri) is a 304 mile journey that features rolling hills, beautiful roads, great people and small town hospitality. Big BAM on the Katy Trail will be October 7 through October 12 starting in Clinton and ending in St. Charles. This route is 311 miles along the Katy Trail, offering riders a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great outdoor scenery Missouri offers during the fall.

This event attracts approximately 800 riders from across the United States and abroad. Canadian rider Judy Siebert has participated in Big BAM since its start in 2015. As quoted in the Columbia Missourian, Siebert said, “You meet the nicest people – it’s a great community of friends. And it gets you fit, too. Life isn’t going to wait for you to grab it. You gotta go out and grab the fun. And it is fun; it’s fun for sure.”

At the Public House Brewing Company, we agree with Siebert. Life isn’t going to wait for you to grab it, so grab a Big BAM schedule today and gear up for a Missouri adventure. We hope to see you along the trails.



Farmstand Peach Ale is back


It’s always an adventure searching winding highways for roadside stands with stacks of delectable peaches. And nothing says summer better than biting into a sun-drenched, ripe peach picked fresh that morning. We’ve captured those juicy peach flavors in this golden, easy-drinking beer that has a finish as smooth as the peaches themselves.

“With this beer, we worked hard to make sure that the fruit was a good accent to the base beer and didn’t stand apart. This brings balance and allows the beer flavors to still be present,” said Josh Stacy, owner and co-founder of Public House Brewing Company.

To enjoy this customer favorite, pick up a case of our Farmstand Peach this April from a retailer near you.

ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 16 | SRM: 4.5
MALT: Pilsen, Pale Ale, Flaked Maize | HOPS: Magnum, Hersbrucker