Building of a Craft Beer Bar at the BARn

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A long, long time ago we dreamed of having a cool bar in the top of our barn.  That dream was before we even hauled hay out of the top of what is now the BARn way back in 100+ temperatures in July 2010.  https://pineyriverbrewingcompany.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/down-to-the-barn-shell/ In November or December this year, we went upstairs and measured and drew and talked through building the first craft beer bar in Texas County.  We bought a bar sink, ran water upstairs, and put electricity into our bar shell.  We added some tables and chairs and lighting, and found Tim Prater’s Wood Mill. We…

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Bucyrus, Missouri–A Craft Beer Town

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Bucyrus.  Pronounced “Bue-sigh-russ”.  I know.  It doesn’t look like that. Bucyrus is little more than a postal code.  In fact, Bucyrus is one of the rural post office towns that’s on the post office chopping block.  But we’ll get to keep our name. A whole bunch of good people live in Bucyrus.  I imagine that every single resident of Bucyrus has had the distinct pleasure of giving someone we don’t know our zip code for a town look up only to receive complete silence while they try to figure out how to pronounce the town that just popped up. At…

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Craft Beer Shoot at the BARn*

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*There were no beers injured in the making of this blog post. There comes a time in every beer’s life where a professional must be called in.  In this case, the professional was once again Brooke Hamilton of Grindstone Studio. This time, Brooke brought her camera, a whole carload of “stuff”, and her mentor and teacher and our friend, Marian McKinney.  Here’s how it went down: The Star:  Piney River Beer The Professional:  Brooke Hamilton, Grindstone Studio The Assistant:  Marian McKinney, McKinney Forge & Design Studio The Beer Runner & Other Assistant:  Me (Joleen) The Beer Pourer :  Brian (while…

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