Black Pony Brewing Company Finds Niche in Maryville | Business
About two months after opening to the community of Maryville, Black Pony Brewing Company entered the small business scene with its niche approach.
A two-tiered experience occupying a building over 100 years old, the four-person-owned business serves its specialty, craft beers and an extensive menu of dishes. Brewery co-owner Stephanie Campbell said recent supply shortages and the move to a building that was never used as a production facility created an interesting set of bridges to cross.
“It was certainly difficult but also extremely rewarding to work with our community, our city and our other civic leaders and to really consider preserving and restoring a building that occupies a prominent place in our downtown plaza,” said Campbell said.
Much like what a craft beer connoisseur would find in Saint-Joseph, the dynamics of Black Pony combine the tastes and opinions of the four owners as well as one other brewer within the business.
“What you find is we have a wide variety of tastes,” Campbell said. “We don’t specialize in APIs or stouts; we kind of have a bit of everything.
Black Pony recently collaborated with The Angry Swede Brewing Company of St. Joseph to present their Arvak German Rauchbier. This is the first notable collaboration for the Maryville Brewery, as The Angry Swede has worked alongside River Bluff Brewing, KC Cider Co. and others.
Campbell said the owners of Black Pony Brewing Company believe in the community so much it is reflected in their most recent collaboration.
“Of course, we have more concrete ideas. Being new, that will change and develop over time, ”said Campbell. “In general, we focus on the community and try to bring our passion for people and beer there. If this is what we are capable of doing, then we will feel like a job well done.