Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Pine Bluffs cousins cut ribbon on Wyoming Malting


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Derrek Jared, left, of Cheyenne Leads, looks on as Chad Brown stands to the right of his partner, Gene Purdy who is about to cut the ribbon at the Wyoming Malting Company's malting and distilling facility on Beech Rd. To the far right and holding the ribbon is Josh Imel, Supervisor of Construction of FCI Constructors of Wyoming.

After five years of dreaming, planning and work, two Pine Bluffs cousins are about to slap the Pine Bluffs brand on vodka and other spirits, while providing Wyoming malted barley to brewers across the state and region.

The dream began in the Las Vegas, Nev. garage of Chad Brown in March, 2012. Brown at the time was employed as a corporate securities investigator in Las Vegas for the Nevada Gaming Control Board. His cousin, Gene Purdy, a Pine Bluffs farmer, and his family had come out to visit him.

"We went out there for a NASCAR family reunion kind of deal and get together. That was when I...

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