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Midwest Barrel Co. has worked with newspapers, magazines, TV news stations, podcasts and others to share not only our company’s story, but also the stories behind the barrels that we receive from distilleries and wineries and then sell to customers for their next barrel-aged beverage, decor project or custom gift.



We would love to work with you to schedule an interview or collaboration with one or both of our co-founders.



Ben, or Barrel Ben, as we call him, is the barrel expert. He knows all there is to know about barrels and barrel-aging. Ben has a Ph.D. in viticulture (grape-growing) and is a research technologist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he manages a plant micropropagation laboratory. On top of that, Ben teaches for the Viticulture Enology Science & Technology Alliance (VESTA).



Jess leads many of the business operations at Midwest Barrel Co. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in leadership. If entrepreneurship or leading a fast-growing, family-owned business are what you’re interested in, then you will want to speak with her.

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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