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Piney River Brewing Celebrates Lucky Number 13 Aleiversary

Piney River Brewing Company is celebrating 13 years of brewing craft beer in the Ozarks at the brewery in Bucyrus with a party at the brewery farm. The “13th Aleiversary” party will be held at the BARn—the brewery and tap room located off Junction ZZ in Bucyrus—from 12 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The annual party features beer releases, live music, and food. “After 13 years, Brian and I consider ourselves to be lucky to make award winning beers that celebrate the Ozarks on our farm in Bucyrus,” Joleen Senter Durham, co-founder and co-owner of Piney River Brewing,…
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Piney River Brewing Flows All the Way to Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers

Piney River Brewing Company has partnered with Craft Republic in St. Louis to get beer flowing from the Ozarks farm brewery all the way to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers in St. Louis city, county, and surrounding counties. “We are very excited about the opportunity to send our award-winning beers to the largest beer-drinking population in our great state,” Brian Durham, head brewer, co-founder and co-owner at Piney River Brewing, said. Durham and his wife, Joleen, founded the brewery in 2010 with a small, one-third barrel brewing system on their 160-acre farm in South Central Missouri. The…
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How to Celebrate 6 Years of Making Beer on a Farm in the Ozarks

Anybody up for a 6th Aleiversary? 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…
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Sixth Aleiversary Coming Up! You’re Gonna Be Here, Right?

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

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. The Big Piney River--October 2016 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…
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Piney River Brewing Wins Two Medals at the US Beer Open Championship

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

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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