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Anniversary Celebration Announcement | Saturday, February 21st, 2015

With the party only days away you can already feel the buzz building around us. Literally.
Originally, we had only planned on releasing 500 tickets. But, that number came and went while we were busy brewing and we still have tons of interest. So, we’ve decided to increase the amount of tickets available for a short time.

In addition, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to open up an additional two acres behind the brewery. Here you’ll find more games, more beer, more fun, and plenty of room!

Since that got your attention I should go ahead and mention all the great things we’re going to have at our Second Annual Anniversary Party.

  • One (1) 22oz Bottle of our Celebratory Ale No. 2 Belgian Dark Strong (only 1500 bottles and a handful of kegs are available).
  • Two (2) Drink Tickets good for any of our BarrelHouse Beers on tap.
  • Two (2) Meal Tickets to be used towards any of the mouth-watering food available from The Pairing Knife.
  • Live Music, with our friends the JD Project from 12-3pm and Wild the Coyote from 3:30-6:30pm.
  • What BarrelHouse event would be complete without Games. We’ll be bringing out Life-Sized Beer Pong, Bocce Ball, Corn-Hole, and introducing Giant Jenga!. Challenge your friends and prove once and for all that you are better than them.
  • Raffle tickets. Enter to win one of 5 VIP tickets to the San Luis Taproom Grand Opening.
  • 2nd Annual Brewers Challenge. Sample and vote for your favorites. Last year brought us some taproom favorites like Brazz Monkey and IPAñero. We’re excited to see what the guys think up this year! Limited to supply on hand.
  • Plus, we’ll be giving away Prizes and a guaranteed great time only BarrelHouse can deliver!

Check out this list of beers we’ll have available during the event:

  • Celebratory Ale. No. 2 – Belgian Dark Strong Aged in Port Wine Barrels for nearly a year – Draft
  • Watermelon Mint Gose – Draft
  • Mango IPA – Draft
  • Sweet Flanders Red – Sour Cask
  • Cherry Sour – Draft
  • Heidbanger – Bottle
  • Blonde Sour – Bottle
  • Amber Sour – Bottle
  • IPAnéro – Draft
  • Dark Nectar – Nitro
  • Night Ryder – Draft
  • Brazz Monkey – Draft
  • BarrelHouse Rye IPA
  • BarrelHouse IPA – Draft
  • BarrelHouse Stout – Draft
  • BarrelHouse Blonde – Draft
  • Templeton Kolsch Style Ale – Draft
  • etc…

Let’s not forget about food. The Pairing Knife will be here serving up these tasty offerings:

  • Chile de Arbol Carne Asada Tacos
  • Chile Verde Grilled Chicken Tacos
  • Thai Pulled Pork Tacos
  • Tijuana Bacon Dog
  • Traditional Brat with Sauerkraut
  • Italian Sausage on a Baguette
  • Rosemary Paprika and Sea Salt Fries
  • German Potato Salad
  • and the rest of The Pairing Knife’s mouth watering menu!

If you are planning on staying in Paso Robles after the event, check out the Oaks Hotel. They’ve set up special pricing for our guests. Mention BarrelHouse Anniversary Party to receive a discount on your room. Plus, we’ll be providing Shuttle Bus service to and from the Oaks before and after the event.

Tickets can be purchased online or in the taproom today, check out for more details.

Tickets are only $40 reserve your spot today!



Are kids allowed? For this event, we are keeping it 21 and over. Grab a babysitter and enjoy a night off!

Can I bring Fido? If this party is anything like our grand opening, it would be best to leave your furry friends at home. We all love our animals, but even the best mannered dogs can get a little cranky.

Where else can I buy tickets? Tickets are also available in our taproom. But remember, the tickets are limited, so don’t hesitate.

Are you open before and after the event? This year the taproom will be closed until 12pm. At this time we open to guests with tickets. At 5pm we open back up to the public.

Can I bring my own chair? Yes! We do have seating available, but feel free to bring your own fold up chairs for use in the garden area.

Are you guys open to the public before and after the event? We’re closed before the event, but will be re-open to the public at 5pm.

Feb 20, 2015
Written by Chris

Huntington Beach, CA – BarrelHouse Brewing Co. is pleased to announce Reyes Beverage Group as its Reyes Logodistributor from Santa Barbara to San Diego with Allied Beverages, Harbor Distributing, Gate City Beverage Distributors, Unique Craft Solutions and Crest Beverage.

Jason Carvalho, Owner/President, said, “Our brewing team has just as much experience making wine as they do brewing beer. Our teams approach to brewing lends to unique, balanced portfolio beers and incredible barrel projects both non-sour and sour. Reyes Beverage Group’s broad distribution experience and commitment to quality craft beer makes them an excellent partner to help us deliver our beer fresh throughout southern California.”

Tom Reyes, President Reyes Beverage Group West, said, “Barrelhouse is continuing the great tradition of brewing hand-crafted Californian beer. We are grateful they are helping us meet our retailers, and their consumers, demand for locally sourced top-quality beer.”

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. is located in Paso Robles, CA. Founded in 2011 by cousins and Co-owners Jason Carvalho and Kevin Nickell and joined in 2013 by longtime friend Chris Vaughn who had been brewing with the team since their early recipe development stages in Carvalho’s garage. Since then the team of craftsman including Head Brewer George Numair, Lead Brewer Mathew Jacobs, and Brewer/Cellar Master Gavin Warnock have been pushing the boundaries of beer. Their focus is on unique, drinkable beers with a constant flow of small batch projects.

BarrelHouse portfolio beers includes BarrelHouse Blonde, BarrelHouse Rye IPA, BarrelHouse IPA, and BarrelHouse Stout on draft and in 22oz bottles. Additionally, BarrelHouse is releasing the first two beers from their Salvaje de Robles (Sour of the Oak) series this month. These unique, balanced sour projects are the perfect marriage of wine and beer making techniques that have been in use for thousands of years.

About BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. is located in Paso Robles, CA, just minutes off the 101. For more information go to or stop by their taproom in Paso Robles, CA and treat yourself to a flavorful lineup of well-made craft beers while relaxing in the unique half-acre beer garden with its rushing waterfall, live music and friendly people.

About Reyes Beverage Group

Reyes Beverage Group sells and distributes a wide variety of craft, import and domestic beer as well as fine ciders. For more information please visit

Jan 14, 2015
Written by Chris

Beer Society LogoIntroducing the BarrelHouse Beer Society!

It’s been our goal since day one to introduce a Beer Club. We love the idea and today it becomes reality.
Why should you become a member of the BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Society? Why not? Membership in the BarrelHouse Society offers something no other brewery on the Central Coast is willing to offer…your own key to the brewery. Not really, but pretty much as close to that as you can get. With our Barrel Aged Beer program up and running, our Sours ready for release and the debut of our Forager Series, this is your chance to be part of the everything BarrelHouse Brewing Co. has to offer.
BHBC Beer Society Sign Up

Space is limited and when it’s full, it’s full. Click here for a complete list of Society benefits and additional details.

We’ll see you at BarrelHouse Brewing Co. soon!

Aug 11, 2014
Written by Gavin Warnock

Beer 97% water.

We tried. We tried hard to use our local water. But in the end it just wasn’t conducive for making the best beer possible and we must make the best beer we can. So the search began and once again Jason did the impossible and sourced a used Reverse Osmosis System in pristine shape.

We hadn’t budgeted for water treatment so finding a good value on a used system was vital. Even if it meant an extended drive to Pahrump, Nevada. After driving back from San Diego, our alarms went off at 3am to meet Kevin on the side of I-5 with a flat bed trailer needed to drag our RO System back to it’s new home.

We drove.

As we got closer to Baker we noticed a mirage. In the distance our eyes were telling us there was a huge body of water. Really? We’re in the middle of the desert?! As we turn into Baker, we’re met with water, mud, and snow removal equipment. Lots of all of it. Wild! Talking with the locals, the day before at around 2:30pm clouds started to build and by 3:30 the rain began to pour. Flash Flood! Within a couple hours the entire valley was covered in rushing water, sweeping away everything in its path. We’ve all seen Into the Wild, but damn! Crossing the valley from Baker to Pahrump was interesting and fun. We finally made it to our destination, unscathed, as I know you all were concerned.

We drove through the ‘town’ looking for circus tents. Yep, that’s what we were told to look for and they weren’t kidding. Literally, circus tents full of stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.  Come to find out these guys buy up storage units and sell the goods. You know, I had to go there and yep, they’d been on a few episodes of Storage Wars. Good bunch of guys. They took great care of us and made sure the system was as secure as possible before we drug it away.

We drove. Again. Smiling the whole way.

Great beer demands great people and at BHBC we’ve got the best!

Sep 12, 2012
Written by Chris

When you walk into BarrelHouse Brewing we want it look, feel, and smell of our delicious beer. A main component of west coast style beers are hops. Hops take a few seasons to take root, we were out of season, and with the buildout in full force we thought it was a good idea to keep our precious hop rhizomes close to home. This started our BHBC Hop Project.

We needed 13-15 containers for all of our rhizomes. With cost always a concern, we opted for the ever so elegant orange Home Depot buckets. I drilled drainage holes, added small wooden braces (to later attach our vertical trellises), and blended some soils and nutrients. We decided on an area of fence that would receive good sun and would support a small trellis system.

Let’s see, we’ve got Willamette, Magnum, Chinnock, Nugget, Cascade, Fuggle, & Centennial. I know we wont a harvest this year, but hopefully the following. We’d love to do a small Estate batch of our brew, but until then we hope you’ll enjoy the hop bines around the Brewery as much as we will.

Jul 25, 2012
Written by Chris