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St. Nicholas Brewing Company (SNBC) opened in 2011 and sits in a historic marker in Du Quoin Illinois. First built as a space of refuge for railroad workers, it turned into a bustling hotel, then a restaurant, then underground gambling spot, and has worn many other hats since 1879. A three-story impressive brick building, St. Nicholas Brew Co is still the tallest building in Du Quoin to this day.
Presently, the brew pub is a foodie and beer lover's paradise offering unique and upscale pub food like funky burgers, steaks, seafood, and even a hint of Cajun flare. Using locally sourced items, the specials are always changing depending on the season and what is available through local farmers. The 12 taps are always rotating and some top favorites are the Scotch Strong Wee-Heavy, Raspberry Wheat, and Peloton Pale Ale. The cycling theme is strong and present throughout the pub as the owners are all family friends who brainstormed this very idea on a bike ride. Keeping with the heart of the mission statement, SNBC now supports a cycling club of close to 100 riders, hosting weekly rides from the pub, and monthly rides to other brewpubs in the area.
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. Tours are every other Saturday at 2 and 4 pm. If you can't make those, give us a call and our brewmaster, who only lives blocks away, is happy to hop on his bike and meet you for a private tour. The patio is home to several bar games, and can be rented for any special occasion. Live music fills the garden area on Saturdays, and friendly faces are never hard to find.