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St. Nicholas

Brewing Company

x Brewing Local Happiness Since 2014 X

An Illinois brewpub located in the historic St. Nicholas Hotel in downtown Du Quoin. 

 

Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. // Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. // Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

12 South Oak Street, Du Quoin, IL

618-790-9212  

stnicholasbrewingcompany@gmail.com

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About the St. Nicholas 

Since the 1800's, the St. Nicholas Hotel has been a landmark in Du Quoin, Illinois. After a devastating fire, the owners reconstructed The Hotel in 1879 at its original location at 12 Oak Street. For the next 125 years The Hotel served the people of Southern Illinois providing rooms, food, drink, and entertainment. Its location, situated near the train station, provided an ideal hub for travelers and residents. 

By 2005 The Hotel was closed for business and abandoned. A piece of Du Quoin history was at great risk of being demolished, but The Hotel was identified as a historic site and the importance of "saving" it was recognized throughout the city. In 2009, renovations began toward the next phase of the building, the St. Nicholas Brewing Company. Years of neglect meant layers of wear had to be removed. The façade has been restored and the building has been structurally reinforced. After years of work, the St. Nick is ready to be a focal point in Du Quoin once more. The St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened its doors in August 2014  as a microbrewery and restaurant. All of our beer is  brewed in house and paired with your favorite pizzas and sandwiches. We are so happy to share our  love for craft beer with the rest of Southern Illinois!

The owners of the St. Nicholas Brewing Company share a love beer, bicycles, and great food. Our logo brings the past and the present together. We are committed to creating a fun and unique dining experience while honoring the history of the St. Nicholas.  We hope you can join us for fun, great food, and great beer. 

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Current Brews

All of our house brews are produced on-site by our brewmaster, featuring the finest ingredients. The precision and techniques used are essential to develop the perfect flavor. Make sure to ask if tours are available next time you're in to learn more about our process! 

Flagship Beers

7*11 Blonde Ale

Light, crisp, and refreshing! Light bread notes from the malt with a slight fruit aroma from the yeast and hops. 5% ABV 16oz pint glass

Cadence Porter

This full-bodied black as night ale is smooth with a velvety texture. Notes of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate fill the pallet and nose. 6% ABV 16oz pint glass

PELOTON PALE ALE

Bright hop flavor and aroma dominated by tropical fruits, including mango and pineapple. The beer finishes smooth and balanced with three varieties of malts. The hop flavor and aroma are extra pungent due to the dry hopping (add extra hops after fermentation is complete). 5.6% ABV 16oz pint glass

Scotch Strong Ale/Wee-Heavy

We used seven varieties of malts to brew this bomb of a brew! Deep rich malt character slightly warms from the high alcohol content. 8% ABV 12 oz snifter

Seasonal

Barleywine

A huge malty beer with notes of dark fruits and cherry.  As the beer warms you will notice the malt becomes more and more complex. 9% ABV 12oz snifter 

Belgian White

This unfiltered wheat beer is light crisp and refreshing.  Spicing with coriander and chamomile then fermenting with special Belgian yeast make this a bright citrusy ale!  5% ABV 16oz pint glass

Cocoa Milk Stout

Organic cocoa nibs, lactose milk sugar, and Madagascan vanilla powder were added along with roasted barley to give this stout a silky smooth dark nutty flavor. 7% ABV 16oz pint glass

Lemon Ginger Ale

Brewed with local honey from Leedle Houme Bees and fresh lemongrass; then racked onto lemon peel and ginger in the bright tank during carbonation, this dry ale has plenty of crisp summer flavor.  7.5% ABV 12oz snifter

Raspberry Wheat

Light bodied wheat brewed with over 160 lbs. of raspberries. It’s a slightly tart extremely refreshing ale.  5% ABV 16oz pint glass

So ILL IPA

We loaded this juicy IPA with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops.  They come together beautifully, creating wonderful notes of pine and citrus.  8.2% ABV 16oz pint glass.

Trans AM IPA

It’s hazy; it’s hoppy; it’s juicy!  Brewed with flaked grains then loaded with a mildly obscene amount hops added throughout the fermentation process.  Packaged quickly to keep the most hop flavor in the beer as possible!  5.5% ABV, 16oz pint glass

Velo Mellow

This Belgian style table beer is light and easy drinking, slightly fruity from the Belgian yeast with notes of pear and clove.  5% ABV 16oz pint glass

Small Batch Beer

When our brewers want to do some experimenting they brew a 5-10 gal. batch.

Check back soon for our next small batch offering

BREWERY TOURS 

Tours available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month in Du Quoin, beginning at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tours are $10 per person and include 4 tastings at the end of the tour and St. Nick glass to take home!

Reservations are required by noon on the Friday before. You may call (618-790-9212) or email (stnicholasbrewingcompany@gmail.com) to reserve. Arrangements for large tours may be made on different days by request. 

 

BREWMASTER

Paul Plett

Paul grew up in Rockford, IL and graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in Computer Science.  It only took 10 years as a web developer in NJ and NY to learn he’d rather be a brewer.  A hobby of Sunday afternoon brewing in the St. Bartholomew's Church beer co-op quickly escalated to a part time position with NJ Beer Co.  After learning the ropes of industrial brewing in North Bergen, Paul joined the team at St. Nicholas in the fall of 2015.