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 Ben Loseke started hawking used barrels out of his garage in Lincoln, Neb., he had no idea there was a future in the castaway oak containers except as quirky bits of decor. Just five years later, he’s shipping hundreds of barrels at a time to destinations as far away as Japan.
Loseke’s Midwest Barrel Company is one of a handful of barrel brokers. The boom in bourbon making has created a booming business in used barrels, with brewers, distillers, and even vintners searching for distinctive flavors that secondhand barrels can provide.”
Read the rest of the Spirited article.