The Barrel Cellar Takes Life

By | March 4, 2011

Over the past couple of months we’ve slowly amassed a considerable collection of oak barrels. We had two big hauls of Red and White wine barrels which came in from Napa during the month of January. The recent additions to our barrel cellar has since brought the total count up to 50 barrels, giving us all the barrels that we anticipate needing for the first 7 batches. This means we have a lot of brewing to do in order to fill the rest of the barrels. First though we’ll be removing the heads from each barrel, refinishing the inside staves where needed and then re-tightening the heads in place.

Chad standing in the barrel cellar
Barrel cellar takes shape