We raise our glasses to everyone that celebrated with us at this year’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration. A big thanks to Max Randolph and his metal forging skills. We’re still getting comments about it! Our brewer’s challenge beers were a huge hit once again. This year’s winner was a Dry Hopped Snake Bite. There’s a couple kegs left at our Speakeasy in SLO, get it before it’s gone. Great music with JD Project and The Small Kicks as well as large portions and tasty treats from the Ribe Line proved to be a winning combination. We had such a great time that we’re already planning next year’s event!

SLOtography was on hand to capture the actions, check out the images below:

Check out all the Photo Booth images at SLOtography!

Mar 14, 2016
Written by Chris
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BarrelHouse BarberShop Now Open



Now Open

Welcome Zac Young, the newest member to the BarrelHouse team. Zac may not know his way around a brewhouse (yet), but give this guy a pair of scissors, an electric razor and watch him get down. With years of experience detailing some of the sharpest guys in North County, he’s now calling BarrelHouse BarberShop home.

BarrelHouse BarberShop, one of the only places you can enjoy a pint of your favorite BarrelHouse craft beer, get a sweet haircut and clean shave while people watching in historic downtown San Luis Obispo. Located at 1033 Chorro Street, the BarrelHouse BarberShop is located directly above our new Speakeasy.

The BarrelHouse BarberShop is now open for walk-ins during our normal “pouring hours” with reservations becoming available soon. As an introductory offer, all mens haircuts start at $22. You know you need it, visit Zac today.



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Feb 11, 2016
Written by Chris
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2016 Curly Wolf Label
Introducing the first release of our 2016 Reservado De Robles beers.This oak barrel-aged, limited release series is the canvas for our talented brewing artists. Creamy and complex, this Russian Imperial Stout was aged in bourbon barrels until the time was just right. We added fresh maple syrup to the boil and whole vanilla beans to each barrel to create it’s unique flavor and sought after complexity. This beer is dangerously smooth and incredibly delicious!



The Wolf is back and at 10.4% ABV it’s even more Curly than before! This Maple Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout has been a crowd favorite since its first release and this year’s batch is even better than ever.

Join us Wednesday, February 10th in San Luis Obispo and/or Thursday, February 11th in Paso Robles for the release of our 2016 batch of Curly Wolf.

The fun begins at 4pm:

  • 2016 Curly Wolf available on draft
  • 2016 Curly Wolf in 22oz bottles available for purchase
  • Limited number of 2015 Curly Wolf in 22oz bottles re-released and available for purchase
  • 2015 and 2016 Curly Wolf vintages available for side by side tasting (while supplies last).
  • Meet our Head Brewer, George Numair in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday.
  • Meet our Barrel Meister, Mathew Jacobs in Paso Robles on Thursday.
  • Keeping with tradition, we’ve created a special 2016 run of men’s and women’s Curly Wolf t-shirts available for purchase at the event. Inventory is limited and when they’re gone they’re gone!



BHBC on the Central Coast Craft Brewers Radio

Jason, Chris, and John Pranjic (BarrelHouse Speakeasy Manager) recently sat down with the guys from the Central Coast Beer Radio Show at our newest Speakeasy location in San Luis Obispo. As usual the interview was filled with laughter, stories (mostly true), insider information, and of course great BarrelHouse beers.

Listen in on the two part series below:
Interview No. 1 (23.12min, 22.3mb, mp3)
Interview No. 2 (32.50min, 31.5mb, mp3)

Mathew as Night Ryder

Nothing screams Fanter (when it isn’t quite winter, but definitely not fall anymore – it’s a California thing) more than dark rich malts and west coast hops. Announcing our newest Forager release: Night Ryder an Imperial Black Rye IPA.

Many of you will remember this delicious beer from last Fanter, but staying true to the Night Ryder form we decided to make this year’s even more unbelievable. We amplified its already rich, malty, and piney resin character and turned it into an Imperial.

Stop by the taproom today or keep an eye out as bottles and draft will hit the market soon!

To celebrate its release we crafted another BarrelHouse Forager Video; complete with a Hollywood budget and star-studded cast. Unlike previous videos, no pumpkins or iPhone’s were harmed, too bad we can’t say the same for Mathew’s lady mobile.

Enjoy this full-length Night Ryder Feature video complete with bloopers and outtakes.

Nov 12, 2015
Written by Chris
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