Going to Kansas City, Kansas City Here Piney River Comes

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Amazing things can happen in Kansas City. On May 17, 1997 Brian and I traveled to KC for our first Kansas City Royals baseball game.  We were celebrating our first anniversary with a few days in KC. The Royals were playing the Tigers.  The Royals weren’t as well regarded in baseball at the time.  Since we avidly followed the St. Louis Cardinals and the National League, we really didn’t know much about the Royals or the Tigers, but we were at a baseball game together. And we loved baseball.  Kaufman Stadium was really beautiful, too, with the fountains in the outfield. We had…

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Honey, I Shrunk the Piney River Cans

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Today was a cloudy, rainy day on the Piney River Farm; not too different from the cloudy, rainy night in 2011 when Piney River first canned craft beer in the Ozarks. Today’s first–12 ounce Piney River cans. Those of us that have been canning beer on the Farm are still trying to adjust to these smaller cans in our hands, but we’re doing what many of our consumers and our distributors have asked us to do by putting our beer in a smaller can. Waaay back in 2011 when Piney River was the first microbrewery in the state to can beer…

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Chchchchanges Coming in 2017

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We are so excited to bring you the Piney River Brewing Company 2017 release calendar! Twelve ounce cans are headed your way! There will be more information about that later, and actual 12 oz cans sooner rather than later, too. Stay tuned for that! We are releasing–in limited quantities–new canned beers throughout the year. They are Raise a Ruckus Imperial Stout, River Access Ozarks Lager and Aux Arcs Saison. And that foeder, those barrels, the original BARn is officially where we’ve got the funk going on.  The first of our Farm Raised Funk was Lizzie Twister, the first funkified beer…

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Piney River Brewing Wins Two Medals at the US Beer Open Championship

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Piney River Brewing recently won two bronze medals at the US Open Beer Championship for their Black Walnut Wheat and Bronzeback Pale Ale beers. The US Open Beer Championship is held annually in Oxford, OH. Over 5,000 beers from around the world were entered in 90 different beer style categories. The contest is open to professional brewers and home brewers. US Open judges hail from England, Canada and the US. Black Walnut Wheat won in the “American Wheat Dark” category. This American-style wheat beer is dark in color and is brewed with hand harvested black walnuts.   The beer features an…

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First of the Piney River Farm Raised Beers…Lizzie Twister

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We’ve made a new beer that’s selling like hot cakes this summer in the tap room. Lizzie Twister is a Berliner-style weisse beer which means that it’s a style of wheat beer traditionally made in Germany. In fact, a Berliner weisse is a tart wheat beer. This style of beer is also traditionally low ABV, so Lizzie is a mere 4% which is nice and easy on a hot day in the Ozarks. To make this beer, we brewed the beer then pithed lactobacillus into the beer while it was in the fermentation vessel. The lactobacillus when used properly gives…

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Raise a Pint with Us for CASA

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We do lots of beer events. We get asked to donate to lots of events. This weekend we get to give back to a great area cause. It’s right here, close to home, at our very own BARn. And you can join us! This Saturday, July 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. we are hosting a fundraiser at the BARn for CASA of South Central Missouri. What is CASA? The Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States…

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Missouri's Craft Brewers Oppose Big Beer Bill in Missouri Legislature

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Members of the Missouri Small Brewers Guild have fought against “big beer” successfully throughout the spring legislative session only to see Anheuser Busch-In Bev (ABI) successfully amend their legislation to a wine-related bill on Thursday afternoon. Originally proposed as SB 919, ABI sought legislation allowing them to lease coolers to convenience stores and grocery stores across the state. Missouri Brewers Guild members testified and spoke out against SB 919, and the bill passed the Senate after much debate and with only one vote. With just two weeks remaining on the legislative calendar and SB 919 not scheduled to be heard…

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How the Piney River Seventh Trumpet Came to Be

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At the 5th Aleiversary we were able to share our first Imperial Stout with you–Seventh Trumpet. This isn’t just any stout; this stout has a story that you really need to know. In late 2014, The Home Brewery in Ozark, MO contacted us regarding the annual Zymurgists of the Ozarks homebrew  competition. They asked is we would be willing to judge the winning beers of the competition and choose a favorite to brew with the winning homebrewer.   Brian and I started out as home brewers, and we have great respect for some of the homebrewers that we know that brew great…

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How We Celebrated 5 Years on the Piney River Farm

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Five years. Five years?! FIVE YEARS!!! In February, during our grand opening weekend for the new brewery, I told people that five years ago, if you would have told me that there would be a new 12,000 square foot barn on our farm with a new brewhouse, new cold storage, new canning line, etc., I would have laughed and said, “You’ve obviously been drinking.” And here we are, five years later with all of those things and celebrating our 5th Aleiversary to boot. For the first time at an Aleiversary, Brian and I did not spend a crazy portion of the…

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Things to Know Before the Big Event

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First and foremost, we will be celebrating with Piney River beer all weekend long–Friday from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.  The BIG event will be Saturday’s party with lots of beer, two food trucks and two bands.  Here is a little bit more information about Saturday’s event so you are prepared! The Aleiversary is free admission as our thanks to you for your great support over the past 5 years! The Aleiversary is open to all ages. We will give all attendees over the age of 21 a…

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