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Joleen and Brian Durham founded Piney River Brewing Company on their farm in South Central Missouri in 2010.  Their award winning brewery is dedicated to making distinctive craft beers that celebrate the Ozarks.

Longtime craft beer lovers, Joleen and Brian were first homebrewers, making beer on the kitchen stove and 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.

Piney River's dedication to quality has earned some accolades. In April 2014 Float Trip Ale received a gold award at the World Beer Cup in the American wheat beer style.  In October 2013 Old Tom Porter received a gold medal in the brown porter style at the Great American Beer Festival.

Joleen and Brian love to share their award winning beers with friends, family and anyone that makes a trip to the BARn in Bucyrus, MO.  The BARn tap room 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 Bluff City Beer in Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff; Grellner Sales in Rolla, West Plains, Camdenton and Sedalia; Heart of America Beverage in Springfield and Joplin, and NH Scheppers in Jefferson City and Columbia. 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.

Insane? No…we're having the time of our lives.


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