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August 2011

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New Microbrewery Stuff

Visitors to Piney River Brewing Company last week got a chance to take a gander at some of our new brewery "stuff". First came more stainless--our new (to us) 7-barrel brew house. Yes, we were planning to build our own system, but Brian found a used system at Big Muddy Brewing in Murphysboro, IL.  Don't worry, we're going to use the parts we were already working on to add some components to this brewing system. It took two trailers and two trucks, but it all arrived safely at the BARn. Now, the fun part...getting it all hooked up.  Rees Oil…
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The Fun of Microbrewery Ownership

If you read our blog regularly, you know that microbrewery ownership is a lot of planning, risk taking, sweating and late nights.  And in our case, we already have day jobs and a small farm. This Saturday was another great example of why microbrewery ownership is so much fun even when it's so much work.  We had been closed for three Saturdays--two because we were traveling on vacation and at a wedding and one because we had no beer.  We hated to be closed for three weekends, but we didn't have a choice. We opened little earlier than usual…
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Northern Brewer Saved PRBC

Once upon a time there was a family in the Ozarks that started a nanobrewery called Piney River Brewing Company.  The family spent time every summer on a fishing trip on Rainy Lake in Northern Minnesota/Canada.  The first year their brewery was in operation, the family found it very difficult to pick “the right time” to leave the brewery for their annual pilgrimage to North Country. However, as the summer of 2011 went along, the family realized that the first week of August would be a good week to make the annual Rainy Lake trip.  They began planning, and as…
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