12 September 2014

Before Canvitational, get to know Piney River Brewing!

We are pleased to have Piney River Brewing join us for Canvitational this year. Joleen and Brian Durham founded the brewery in 2010 in South Central Missouri. It started as a nano brewery (in a barn!) and has grown quickly. Their award winning beer is only distributed in Missouri and Arkansas, make sure you stop by to sample their brews and say hello!

Get to know Piney River Brewing:

1. What music is usually playing on the brewdeck? 
We listen to a WIDE range of music from Led Zeppelin to Nickel Creek. There's really no telling what you might hear playing in the brewery on any day, but I know Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jack White, Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers have their very own pre-programmed Pandora stations.
2. What's your brewing mission...what are you trying to accomplish with your beer? 
 Our mission is to make high quality craft beer that celebrates the Ozarks.
3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day? 
Everyone has a beard with differing density and location depending...
4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? 
We enjoy almost all well crafted beers--enjoying each for its own style. We love our hops, and we've got quite a few sours in our cellar right now.
5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day at the brewery? 
Bronzeback Pale Ale
6. Anything else you'd like us to know about you and/or your company? 
Joleen & Brian Durham founded Piney River Brewing in 2010 in a 75 year old barn on our farm. We were homebrewers that loved local craft beer. We started out brewing on a 10-gallon system and grew to a 7-barrel brewhouse and related equipment in 2011. We were also the first microbrewery in Missouri to can our beer at our brewery (in November 2011); since we are in the heart of the Ozarks, we have always been committed to brewing beer that was portable in nature. Piney River Brewing has been growing rapidly since the brewery's inception. We won a gold medal for our Old Tom Porter at the GABF in 2013 and a Gold for our Float Trip Ale at the World Beer Cup in 2014 (both will be poured at Canvitational). We are planning to at least double our production capacity in 2015 with a new brewhouse and related equipment. Our goal remains to continue to brew great craft beer in the Ozarks.

What is Canvitational? The 2nd Annual Sun King CANvitational will take place in the heart of Midwest – Indianapolis, IN. Located on Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and Pan Am Plaza, the CANvitational is set to showcase 40+ craft breweries from all over America who CAN. On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, the 2nd Annual CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sampling craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local eats provided by local food trucks and music that will be sure to get you dancing in the streets, in an urban downtown atmosphere.

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