Piney River Brewing Company

A little more remembering

In Start up on February 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Back in December we spent a memorable weekend with our friends Marian McKinney and Calum Learn at McKinney Forge and Design Studio in Bucyrus.  Marian and Calum helped us forge four handles for the big BARn doors.

We completed the handles in a weekend, but Brian took them to work to drill holes in them, we had to polish them, buy big wood screws, etc., and we finally got our handles hung on the doors this past weekend, just a few days shy of the anniversary of our friend, Charlie’s death.  We aren’t master blacksmiths like Charlie was, but we wish he were here today to take a look at these handles.

One set of handles


Second set of handles

"PRBC" and "2010" are stamped into the tops of both left and right handles

McKinney Forge touchmark on the bottom of one handle

And one of these days when you drink a can of McKinney Eddy Amber Ale, this is what you’ll find on it:

In the heart of Texas County, McKinney Eddy on the Big Piney River was home to our friend and master blacksmith, Charlie McKinney.  Charlie toiled over an anvil with purpose, passion and pure Ozark creativity—an inspiration for our handcrafted amber ale.

  1. Those are beautiful handles. Thanks for the post. Cheers!

    Miles Wilhelm

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