Expanding the Piney River Beer Reach

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It’s taken a while, but finally we can say that we’re trying to quench the thirst for craft beer in Southeast Missouri! Last Friday Bluff City Beer in Cape Girardeau sent a big old’ truck to Piney River to pick up a plethora of Piney Pints. And the people of Southeast Missouri rejoice! Let me take you back…a long way back. Brian and I have good friends in SEMO. They have wanted our beer since day #1. Then, Rodney Edwards at Grellner Sales (our first distributor) suggested we talk to his friends, the Bess family, in Cape when we were…

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Prepared to be Overwhelmed–Our 3rd Aleiversary Tale

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“If you would have told me a year ago that I would be standing here tonight making potato salad for ‘my staff’ for the Aleiversary After Party, I would have laughed.” That’s what I told Brian on Friday night about 9 p.m. Install a bar in the upstairs tap room before the 1st Aleiversary? We did that in March 2012. Put together tables and chairs for 100 before the 2nd Aleiversary? We did that in March of 2013. Every year we’ve been building something until hours before our big event. This year, we had professional help from Tim Prater at…

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Celebrating Craft Beer in the Ozarks–Piney River Style

By | Beer Events, The BARn, The Beer | One Comment

It was in March of 2011 that Brian and I cracked open the doors to the BARn for the very first time. Somewhat to our surprise, folks showed up! We filled growlers, we poured pints, we sampled the beer that we were brewing after work, sometimes after midnight, on our Sabco Brew Magic 10-gallon system. The “system” for serving beer that first year at the BARn included a table across the middle of brew house floor and picnic tables and camp chairs located out in front of the BARn. A year later, we had a bar built in the upstairs…

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