Homebrewing

BREW BRAG WORTHY BARREL-AGED BEER AT HOME

MEET RICKY CERVANTES

Homebrewer Turned Pro

Ricky Cervantes is proof that homebrewers can make exceptional barrel-aged beers. He’s also proof of what can happen with a lot of hard work, experimentation and a little bit of luck. Cervantes and a couple partners started Foreign Exchange Brewing Company in 2020 and are currently contract brewing. They have also opened a craft brewery and taproom in Aurora, Illinois.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BARREL?

To help you avoid endless internet searches and bad advice, we have curated some of the BEST resources. Whether this is your first time barrel-aging or you are an experienced pro, we are here to help. Need more than an article or a video? Talk to our staff brewer - Nick.

JUST PUT IT IN A BARREL

Don't Overthink It!

We all know making great craft beer isn’t quite as simple as just picking up a DIY homebrew kit at the store. It takes the right tools, strategy and patience to master the art AND science. But once that’s done, it’s actually pretty simple to up your homebrew game with barrel-aging. Our job is to help you make craft - not crap - so your friends stop by every time you are ready to release your next garage brew!

Damn. Good. Barrels.

OUR BRAND PROMISE

At Midwest Barrel Co. we take pride in doing things right. Simply put, that means our customers get the right barrel at the right time, by people who actually give a damn. It’s our promise.
Damn Good Barrels Guaranteed

GARAGE BREW TO AWARD-WINNING CRAFT BEER

Whether your goal is to win awards for the best homebrew craft beer or bring the hype to the neighborhood block party, don’t miss your defining key ingredient: the barrel. Freshly-emptied barrels are sure to add depth, flavor and uniqueness to every small batch you produce.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

Because barrels can be complicated, we have a team of brewers, bourbon aficionados, craft beer lovers, bbq masters and DIYers ready to share their expertise and know-how with you.
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EASY

We keep things simple & speedy - order online or talk to a human. It’s up to you.

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EXCLUSIVE

We have exclusive partnerships & products (hello Willett barrels) that equal trust, access and consistency.
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EDUCATION

We humanize the education experience by being your all-access barrel consultants.
  • Easy Icon
    EASY
    We keep things simple & speedy - order online or talk to a human. It’s up to you.
  • Exclusive Icon
    EXCLUSIVE
    We have exclusive partnerships & products (hello Willett barrels) that equal trust, access and consistency.
  • Education Icon
    EDUCATION
    We humanize the education experience by being your all-access barrel consultants.

Why the biggest names in craft beer trust Midwest Barrel Co.

READY TO LEVEL UP YOUR HOME BREW SKILLS?

"Over the past six years, we’ve seen a dramatic reduction in problematic leaks and lost ZERO barrels to infection. Coupled with their excellent service and selection, Midwest Barrel Co. should be the first place any barrel wrangler looks to start, grow or optimize their program."

MARTY SCOTT, HEAD OF BARREL AGING AT REVOLUTION BREWING

NEED TO TALK TO AN EXPERT?

MEET NICK

MIDWEST BARREL CO. BARREL-AGING CONSULTANT

Have questions? Nick is your guy! As a brewer who has gone from kitchen to brewpub, Nick has been there done that. He has the knowledge, experience, and creativity (triple threat!) in both the brewing and barrel worlds. And we pay him to answer your questions!

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