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MIDWEST BARREL CO.

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MEET BEN & JESS LOSEKE

We think it’s nice to know who’s on the other end of the phone calls, emails, and happy hour invites, so take a chance to get to know us here – or stop by our place if you’re in the neighborhood!

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Put a Face to the Name

MEET BEN & JESS LOSEKE

We think it’s nice to know who’s on the other end of the phone calls, emails, and happy hour invites, so take a chance to get to know us here – or stop by our place if you’re in the neighborhood!

From the Heart of

THE MIDWEST

We’re smack dab in the middle of the United States and have the hospitality to match – they don’t call it the heartland for nothin! Drop us a line to find out how we keep shipping costs so low and morale so high.

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From the

BEGINNING

2013

Before we became Midwest Barrel Co., we were a collection of auction, estate and garage sale finds being turned for buck under the name Loseke Trade. Ben, the self-proclaimed side hustler, spent Saturdays sifting through one man’s trash in search of another man’s treasure. From barbie collections to tractors, there was no item too small and no category too niche. He knew he could find a diamond in the rough eventually – but in the meantime – he’d stress out his wife, Jess, by inviting strangers from the internet into their home with hopes of making a sale and not getting murdered.

2015

Thankfully, Ben closed plenty of sales and opened up to the idea that maybe a storage unit was better for his emerging small business, and the safety of his growing family. With new priorities at home and a full-time job as a research technologist and Ph.D student in the viticulture program at the University of Nebraska, it was time to combine his passions and his side projects. So in September, he listed his first 40 used wine barrels for sale, and the rest is recent history…

2017

Barrel orders really started rollin’ in and it was time customers had a legit place to stop by, say hi, and pick what they wanted to buy. By partnering with some local buds who brew, we got a chance to expand our square footage and our overall reach. As sales grew, so did our need for more space; the year officially welcomed new team members and yet another three moves because you know what they say: Relocation! Relocation! Relocation!

Giving Back With

THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

Today, our roots are settling into a home base with all the bells and whistles we spent those first years sweating for; unloading heavy barrels by hand without a loading dock isn’t exactly a stroll through the winery. Having the space to take stock of inventory and ideas allows us to bring our bigger ones to life, which is why we’ve partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation to ensure the life cycle of our barrels can continue responsibly for years to come.

OUR MISSION

From the

BEGINNING

2013

Before we became Midwest Barrel Co., we were a collection of auction, estate and garage sale finds being turned for buck under the name Loseke Trade. Ben, the self-proclaimed side hustler, spent Saturdays sifting through one man’s trash in search of another man’s treasure. From barbie collections to tractors, there was no item too small and no category too niche. He knew he could find a diamond in the rough eventually – but in the meantime – he’d stress out his wife, Jess, by inviting strangers from the internet into their home with hopes of making a sale and not getting murdered.

2015

Thankfully, Ben closed plenty of sales and opened up to the idea that maybe a storage unit was better for his emerging small business, and the safety of his growing family. With new priorities at home and a full-time job as a research technologist and Ph.D student in the viticulture program at the University of Nebraska, it was time to combine his passions and his side projects. So in September, he listed his first 40 used wine barrels for sale, and the rest is recent history…

2017

Barrel orders really started rollin’ in and it was time customers had a legit place to stop by, say hi, and pick what they wanted to buy. By partnering with some local buds who brew, we got a chance to expand our square footage and our overall reach. As sales grew, so did our need for more space; the year officially welcomed new team members and yet another three moves because you know what they say: Relocation! Relocation! Relocation!

Giving Back With

THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

Today, our roots are settling into a home base with all the bells and whistles we spent those first years sweating for; unloading heavy barrels by hand without a loading dock isn’t exactly a stroll through the winery. Having the space to take stock of inventory and ideas allows us to bring our bigger ones to life, which is why we’ve partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation to ensure the life cycle of our barrels can continue responsibly for years to come with a company that inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

OUR MISSION

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