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State of the Stave

Barrel Ben hit the road to Tuscan, Arizona this week for the Associated Cooperage Industries of America annual meeting. Topics covered all things barrels and oak.  Meaning, Barrel Ben was in his element.    What Did We Learn? One hot topic definitely had our attention: available supply of American White...

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Why sustainability matters for barrels and barrel-aging

Midwest Barrel Co. co-owners Ben and Jess Loseke Imagine for a moment what a world without barrels would look like. No more aged whiskey, wine, rum and other spirits that rely on oak barrels for their signature flavor character and brown color. We would no longer have barrel-aged beer, either....

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Let's talk barrel prices

A lot has changed since Midwest Barrel Co. first began slinging used barrels in 2015.  We’ve grown from a single storage shed to an office building and warehouse here in Lincoln. Our team has expanded from Barrel Ben’s one-man show to a team of more than 15! However, while MWBC...

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MWBC will be closed December 24 to January 2

  Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays… Which is why Midwest Barrel Co. will be closed December 24 through January 2. Our hardworking team absolutely rocked it this year slinging barrels, so we thought we’d give them extra time for rocking around the Christmas tree! But don’t...

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