We’ve asked this question before – how far would you drive for really good beer? In the case of St. Louis beer lovers, we hope at least 1 hour and 48 minutes. That’s about how long it will take you to drive this week from the STL to Rolla, Missouri where you’ll find a brand new beer.
Public House Brewing Company will be tapping the first keg of their new Frisco 1501 Historic Lager on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rolla Brewpub. After its debut, Frisco will be joining Public House’s year round beer menu.
Public House Brewing | Frisco 1501 Historic Lager
Malt: Pale Ale, Caramunich, Caramel malt
Hops: Northern Brewer, Cascade
This beer is named after Frisco 1501, a steam engine that rumbled down the Frisco Railroad line through Rolla, Mo., where the brewery was founded. “It’s beer for those who work as hard as the steam engines and people who forged our nation,” said brewer Josh Stacy.
This California Common style beer originated in San Francisco during the Gold Rush era. For this copper-colored beer, Stacy uses a lager yeast and ferment it at warmer ale temperatures to yield a unique flavor and mouthfeel. The taste you’ll get will be fruity with toasty and caramel flavors, all while showcasing rustic, traditional American hop characteristics.
Historian Wayne Bledsoe and Rolla City Administrator John Butz will be on hand to discuss the history of the steam engine.
Public House Year Rounders
Rod’s Cream Ale | ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 16 | SRM: 2.5
While most modern styles of American craft beer originated elsewhere in the world, Cream Ale was born right here in Missouri. You’ll find a lot to like in this golden beer.
Named in honor of its creator, former Public House brewer, Rod Murray. We think this beer can be summed up in three big words: American. Golden. Original.
Tasting Notes: Prominent malt notes complimented by a flaked maize aroma that bubbles up through the carbonation, elegantly balanced by noble hops.
2016 – Bronze Medal, American Cream Ale – U.S. Open Beer Championship
2015 – Gold Medal – Best of Craft Beer Awards
2014 – Bronze Medal – Best of Craft Beer Awards
Malt: Pilsen, Pale Ale, Flaked Maize | Hops: Magnum, Hersbrucker
Hide and Seek Hefeweizen | ABV: 4.9% | IBU: 14 | SRM: 7
This is a serious Hefeweizen. Public House uses traditional ingredients, but their brewers use the traditional, multi-step infusion mash method (adding time and toil to the brew day) which gives the beer the appropriate body without cloying sweetness. Pale, spicy, and fruity, our Hefeweizen is medium-bodied with a fluffy, creamy fullness that comes directly from the wheat.
Tasting Notes: Subtle flavors and aromas of banana, clove, and even bubblegum–all naturally imparted by the yeast–are balanced by slightly tart and citrusy noble hops.
Malt: White Wheat, Pilsen, Crystal | Hops: Magnum
Elusive IPA | ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 65 | SRM: 7
In a world loaded with IPAs, it’s rare to make one that stands out, but This one does for an unexpected reason.
Rather than create an IPA that mimics the flavor profile of so many other IPAs out there, Publich House spent half a year brewing batches of beer with just a single hop in order to truly discover what each varietal lends to the flavor and aroma profiles of our beer.
After carefully selecting the most interesting and delightful, they crafted a recipe that blends six of these hops in just the right amounts and in just the right order. The end result is one of the smoothest tasting IPAs you will ever have.
Malt: Pale Ale, Munich, Victory
Hops: Centennial, Millennium, Falconer’s Flight, Ahtanum, Crystal
Revelation Stout | ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 43 | SRM: 40
Moments of revelation are rare indeed …
Lift a glass of this dry stout to your nose and breathe in the decadent aroma of dark chocolate emanating from the creamy off-white to tan-colored head. Take a sip and feel the familiar warmth of roasted coffee that goes down smooth. Notably, we don’t add either of those to this beer.
The joy of discovery is unspeakable and often can only be appreciated by one’s “other” senses–a third eye perhaps. Revelation Stout isn’t just allegory. It’s dry–with no coffee or chocolate. Just pure malt….it’s a Revelation.
2015 – Gold Medal – LA International
2014 – Silver Medal – Best of Craft Beer Awards
2012 – Bronze Medal – World Beer Cup
Malt: Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley
Hops: Millennium, Magnum