Piney River Brewing Company is celebrating their sixth anniversary on Sat., Mar. 25th at the brewery in Bucyrus.
The “6th Aleiversary” party will be held at the BARn—the brewery and tap room located off Junction ZZ—from 12 to 7 p.m.
“Once again, we are looking forward to enjoying a beautiful spring day in the Ozarks at our upcoming Aleiversary,” Joleen Durham, co-founder and owner, said.
Durham described the Aleiversary as “the biggest event in Bucyrus”. Each spring hundreds of people from across the region visit the Piney River Farm for the Aleiversary.
“The event is family-friendly, and there is no charge for admission,” Durham said. “Many Piney River fans look forward to this day at the BARn all year long.”
The Piney River tap room will pour several beers that are available year round in the tap room including Float Trip Ale, Black Walnut Wheat, McKinney Eddy Amber Ale, Bronzeback Pale Ale, Old Tom Porter, Missouri Mule India Pale Ale and Masked Bandit IPA.
Lizzie Twister, a Berliner-style weisse beer, a mixed fermentation ale, brewed in the original BARn as part of the “Farm Raised Funk” line of beers will be poured. Raise a Ruckus, a limited release imperial stout with coffee and vanilla, will be poured at the event, too.
“Our most anticipated limited release beer to be available at the Aleiversary will be our Mule Team India Pale Ale,” Brian Durham, co-founder and head brewer, said.
Mule Team IPA is an imperial India pale ale that was first brewed for Piney River’s 2013 anniversary event.
“This year’s Mule Team IPA has strong hop flavor and aroma,” Brian Durham said, explaining that the 2017 imperial IPA will be almost 10 percent alcohol by volume.
“All of the brewing staff is very excited about releasing this year’s version of Mule Team IPA at the Aleiversary,” Brian Durham said. He noted that for the first time the imperial IPA will be available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans.
Mule Team IPA takes almost a month to complete from brewing to packaging. The “6th Aleiversary Limited Release” Mule Team label thanks the team—“dedicated employees, partnerships with distributors, support of friends, neighbors and craft beer lovers”—that has helped the brewery achieve success over the past six years.
Mule Team IPA and the other beers will be available all weekend long, beginning on Friday afternoon when the tap room opens and going through Sunday evening, if they do not run out.
“Saturday’s party can be a little too busy for some people, so we will plan to have enough Mule Team IPA available to last all weekend long,” Joleen Durham said. “You will be able to enjoy a pint in the tap room or purchase a four-pack to take home.”
Durham noted that because Mule Team IPA is only released once a year, many people make extra efforts to purchase it.
Weather permitting, most of Saturday’s activities will take place outside.
“If the sun is shining we encourage you to bring a camp chair to enjoy the bands, food and beer outside with us on the 25th, “ Joleen Durham said.
In addition to the handcrafted ales, the Aleiversary will feature two bands providing live music—Auntie Em and the Tornadoes and The Hamburger Cows. Both bands feature multi-talented instrumentalists and singers that perform Americana, folk and rock covers and original songs.
Two food trucks will be available on the 25th. Mike and Julie’s Smoked Meats of Huggins will provide unique handmade foods such as Irish nachos and smoked meat sliders. The Waffle Company by Twisted Mikes Food of Springfield will provide a tasty twist on foods featuring waffles.
Andy’s Homemade Root Beer, a non-alcoholic homemade root beer, is available for kids and designated drivers. The Aleiversary is a free event and open to all ages.
See you there!