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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!

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!



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.

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!