Founded in 2010, Piney River Brewing Company is a microbrewery dedicated to making distinctive craft beers that celebrate life in the Ozarks. Joleen and Brian Durham, owners, have lived and farmed in Texas County for many years, and they have enjoyed craft beer for a long time, too.
Today, Joleen and Brian live up the hill from the Little Piney River that flows into the Big Piney. They benefit from multiple fresh water springs and a waterfall on their farm, and they continually find themselves drawn to the rivers that flow around their farm and throughout the Ozarks.
Joleen and Brian first made beer on the kitchen stove, fermenting it in the basement of their 100-year old farm house. In July 2010 they partnered together to revive a 70-year old barn made from red and white oak trees harvested off the farm, and Piney River Brewing Company was born.
The barn, rechristened BARn, is home to Piney River Brewing Company. Joleen and Brian began the craft brewery as a “nanobrewery”, brewing on a 10-gallon Sabco system. In the fall of 2011, a 7-barrel brewhouse with an automatic canning line was put in place for the microbrewery.
The BARn has a tap room that is open on weekends. Piney River brews can be sampled. Growlers can be filled. Pints can be enjoyed. Check out the calendar on our Events Page for specific information about the hours at the BARn.
You can enjoy a handcrafted Piney River Brewing Company beer when you enjoy a day in the Ozarks. Piney River Brewing Company distributes their beer in Missouri retail stores and restaurants through Grellner Sales in Rolla, Heart of America Beverage in Springfield and Joplin, and NH Scheppers in Jefferson City. Glidewell Distributing in Fort Smith distributes Piney River beer throughout the state of Arkansas.
Piney River Brewing continues to grow as we focus on providing great craft beer in the heart of the Ozarks. Keep track of our progress on the PRBC Blog.
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