Brasserie St. James
An old world style craft brewery and restaurant located in the historic Crystal Springs building in Reno, NV.
!!! RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED !!!
We make beers for all palates. A lot of our beers have been lovingly referred to as so finely crafted that they seem to be made for a serious wine drinkers palate. A saying goes in wine making, it takes a lot of good beer to make good wine.... The point being, we make complex, delicate, nuanced beers, not just the same typical west coast hop bombs or dark extremely high alcohol brews (though we make quality versions of those too). Our goal is to show the whole spectrum of beer, its history, and its evolution. To show beer its proper reverence, as not only The people's beverage, but one that pairs as well with food as wine, and when it's skillfully crafted and not over hopped to hide the flaws in production, it does. The truth is, it takes more skill to make a delicate lager, than a double IPA. You would be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate and knowledgeable about beer than myself or my brewer Josh Watterson. We welcome you to come down to our weekly brewery tours every Saturday at 11am, and discuss all things beer, food, wine, or whatever be the topic of the day!
Our beer Ingredients
Grain: We are one of the only breweries in the country who uses Pilsner Malt as our base malt. We do not use a base 2-row or pale malt. It is more expensive but delivers a more delicate flavor profile.
Hops: In our opinion the best hops in the country. Tried multiple hops from several suppliers before deciding we had to go with a small family hop farm in Sonoma valley that only produces certified organic hops. Again much more expensive ingredient but we are unwilling to compromise on quality.
Water: Sierra Mountain Spring water, from our own artisan lake located 285 feet below our historic icehouse.