How to Celebrate 6 Years of Making Beer on a Farm in the Ozarks

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We moved our Aleiversary celebration to the last weekend in March this year in order to better accommodate the schedules of our distributor and retail partners. We wanted them to be able to join us in celebrating instead of being up to their eyeballs in St. Patrick’s Day revelry, and it worked! Brian and I hosted almost 100 retail and distribution partners at the BARn for the Aleiversary. Even better—over 600 of our friends and fans and Ozarks craft beer lovers came out for our big day on Saturday. And many of you also joined us on Friday and Sunday, too….

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Sixth Aleiversary Coming Up! You’re Gonna Be Here, Right?

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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…

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Piney River Flows Through Kansas City

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The Big Piney River in Texas County is a wild and a wonderful place.  We are lucky enough that we live here.  When we’re not working, we love to sneak away to this river for a day or a couple of hours.  We truly believe that everyone should be able to experience a glorious day on an Ozarks stream.  So please put a day on the Big Piney on your bucket list. Until the day comes that you find yourself on our river, we’re doing our best to bring a little bit of the river to you.  And Kansas City, as…

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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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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 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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Valentine's is for Beer Lovers

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We’re so excited!  We’ve been invited to do another Valentine’s beer dinner. Join us at one of the newest places in the area to grab a beer–Just a Taste in St. James–on February 13th at 5:30 p.m.  There will be five courses paired with specific Piney River beers.  And there will be an opening beer for a total of 6 beers plus dinner. Brian and Joleen will be there to raise a glass with you and tell you the stories behind the beer and the brewery.  There may even be some people present that can tell stories on Joleen and…

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A Grand Opening & You're Invited

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Piney River Brewing is planning a grand opening weekend for their new brewing facility on February 5, 6, and 7, 2016. The weekend event will begin with ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. that Friday on the Piney River Farm in Bucyrus. Piney River Brewing recently completed the largest expansion in the history of the brewery. The expansion includes a 12,000 square foot barn located near the current “BARn” production facility and tap room. The new building houses a custom built 15-barrel three-vessel brew house from Criveller Company of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; four 60-barrel fermentation vessels and two 60-barrel bright…

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Piney River Brewing Wins Four Awards at US Open Beer Championship

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Piney River Brewing won a gold and three silver awards at the US Beer Open Championships on July 4th. The competition featured over 4,000 beers from 90 different styles from breweries from around the world. An international panel of judges gave the awards based on blind taste tests. Piney River’s Crankbait Cream Ale received a gold award in the “American Cream Ale” category. This beer is a spring seasonal for the brewery, so it is no longer in production until next spring. Three silver awards were given to Piney River for McKinney Eddy Amber Ale, Black Walnut Wheat and Hobby…

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Brewcyrus Does Portland, A CBC 2015 Recap

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“This is insane,” the cab driver said to Brian and I. He was talking about the 11,000+ people in attendance at the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Portland last week. “We aren’t able to handle groups like this,” the cab driver said. “We had a big coffee convention here, but those people didn’t go out to big events every night and need rides everywhere.”  (Which leads me to believe that the coffee folks just don’t have nearly as much fun as the beer folks.) This was our 5th time to attend a Craft Brewer’s Conference, our first time to visit Portland,…

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