Fall on the Farm, the annual celebration of fall at Piney River Brewing will take place in October, marking the second year of the event.

German Road Oktoberfest and Sweet Potato Ale are the featured beers for this year’s Fall on the Farm. German Road Oktoberfest is a Vienna-style lager beer, malt-forward with a light hop aroma from Hersbrucker, a German hop traditionally used in beers like German Road. As a lager, this beer spends over a month in tank to achieve for an extremely smooth finish, Piney River Brewing’s founder and owner, Joleen Durham, says.

Sweet Potato Ale is Piney River’s play on the traditional “pumpkin” beers released by many breweries in the fall. The ale’s recipe is based on Durham’s Sweet Potato Pie recipe, a classic on the family’s Thanksgiving day table. The beer features roasted sweet potatoes, cinnamon and nutmeg in the brewing process, Durham says.

A limited number of Fall on the Farm steins will be available for purchase at the event on Saturday, Oct.12 to be filled with German Road, Sweet Potato Ale, and at least a dozen more varieties of beer handcrafted at Piney River, Durham said.

Special guests, The Chef’s Table from Dawt Mill, will have some unique culinary creations available for purchase at the event, and pretzels and beer cheese will also be available to purchase in the taproom. 

Stevie Newman of Springfield will kick off the music. Newman, the front-man for The Domino Kings, will perform classic and original rock and country tunes. Joshua Allen and the Show-Me Saints, a five-piece Americana band from Rolla will play original and cover tunes after Newman’s performance. 

“Fall on the Farm is family-friendly, and there is no charge for admission,” Durham said. “We hope for a beautiful fall day of fun with all of our friends.” 

In its second year at Piney River, Fall on the Farm will be held at the BARn—the brewery and tap room located off Junction ZZ in Bucyrus—from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Andy’s Root Beer, a non-alcoholic root beer, is available for children and designated drivers. Fall on the Farm is open to all ages. Information for a local shuttle service, area hotels, camping and other accommodations near Bucyrus are available for out of town visitors at www.pineyriverbrewing.com. 

Piney River Brewing is located on the Durham’s 160-acre farm in South Central Missouri, operating out of a restored barn built in the ‘40s and a larger production “barn.” Joleen, and, Brian, Durham, founded the brewery in 2010 with a 10-gallon brewing system. In 2018, Piney River Brewing produced 2,400 barrels of beer. 

Piney River Brewing operates a tasting room on the farm that is open to the public every weekend. The brewery has distribution in Missouri and Arkansas.