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Crystal Ball: Jess Loseke's bourbon industry prediction for 2024

Midwest Barrel Co. Co-Founder & CEO Jess Loseke shared her 2024 preduction for the bourbon industry with Louisville Business First. When you want to hear what the best in bourbon have to say about where the industry’s headed, you go to a Kentucky source. Our source? Louisville Business First. Their reporters...

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Midwest Barrel Co. CFO one of Louisville Business First’s ‘20 People to Know in Accounting & Finance’

Louisville Business First named Midwest Barrel Co. CFO Josh Hoefler to its list of "20 People to Know in Accounting/Finance". Do you know Midwest Barrel Co. CFO Josh Hoefler? Louisville Business First thinks you should! The business news publication named him to its list of 20 People to Know in...

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Louisville Business First features Midwest Barrel Co. in barrel industry cover story

Have you heard about the barrel shortage facing the industry? We’ve been talking about the shortage for a while, but more people are starting to notice. Bourbon, whiskey and especially other barrel-aged spirits – rum, tequila, gin, etc. – are more popular than just about ever. Both new and used...

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Jess selected for Leadership Louisville Class of 2024

Jess Loseke, MWBC Co-Founder & CEO, was selected to be a member of Leadership Louisville Class of 2024. A year filled with highlights and high points continues for Midwest Barrel Co. Co-Founder and CEO Jess Loseke, as she recently was selected to take part in Leadership Louisville. As a member...

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Midwest Barrel Co. makes the hometown paper front page!

Hey, did you see?!? Midwest Barrel Co. made the front page of our hometown newspaper – the Lincoln Journal Star! And the Sunday edition, at that! Check out the online version of the article that ran on the front page of the July 16th edition. Above the fold, baby! We’re...

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Barrel Boss: Jess is Pipeline Innovator of the Year

Jess Loseke, Co-Founder & CEO of Midwest Barrel Co., holds the trophy presented to her for being named Pipeline Entrepreneurs' Innovator of the Year. A year-long journey of professional and personal growth wrapped up in monumental fashion last month for Jess Loseke, Co-Founder & CEO of Midwest Barrel Co. On...

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Jess & MWBC featured on SEAchange's "The Stream of Conscience Podcast"

Selling used bourbon barrels and wine barrels is what we do at Midwest Barrel Co., but the “why” and “how” behind our business runs deeper. Midwest Barrel Co.’s mission to be a catalyst in creating memorable experiences that are better for our people, planet and beverages by providing one thing:...

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Jess Loseke selected as Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellow

Midwest Barrel Co.'s Co-Owner & President, Jess Loseke, joins an elite group of high-growth Midwest business leaders as a 2022 Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellow. Big things are in store for Midwest Barrel Co., and our co-owner and president, Jess Loseke, is leading the way!Last week, Jess was one of 13 Midwest...

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'The ultimate barrel broker': MWBC interviewed on WGN Radio

Midwest Barrel Co. founders and co-owners Ben and Jess Loseke had the awesome opportunity to be featured in a segment on WGN Radio in Chicago in July. With some of our top brewery partners located in and around Chicagoland, Ben and Jess jumped at the chance to share more with...

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Jess shares her entrepreneurial story and business leader mindset at Capital Cigar Lounge's YPT event

Midwest Barrel Co. had a killer year in 2020, as in our best year ever. A lot of that is thanks to the leadership of our company’s co-owner, Jess Loseke. Jess dove into the year that was 2020 and many other topics during her talk at Capital Cigar Lounge’s YPT...

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Midwest Barrel Co. featured in story about barrel brokers’ role in craft brewing, distilling industries

Ever wonder how barrel brokers fit into the craft beer and distilled spirits industries? Well, Spirited wrote an article that answers that question – and it features our very own barrel slinger, Midwest Barrel Co. Co-Owner Ben Loseke, or Barrel Ben, as we fondly call him. From the article: “When...

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Ben joins Nebraska Beer:30 podcast to talk about how Midwest Barrel Co. began and how the business has grown

Just a couple of guys talking barrels, beer and barrel-aged beer (obviously). That’s the gist behind an episode of the Nebraska Beer:30 podcast featuring Midwest Barrel Co. Co-Owner Ben Loseke. Barrel Ben shares the story of our company’s humble beginnings as his hobby and how we became a leading barrel...

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“Support the Craft” campaign raises money for craft brewery employees

In March 2020 the pandemic hit, effectively shutting down the entire world overnight. Before there were stimulus checks and government funding, some of our favorite businesses found themselves wondering how they were going to survive the unknown.  The Midwest Barrel Co. team knew we couldn't sit silently but needed to...

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