Alchemy of booze and barrels irresistible for local beverage makers

By November 3, 2015Blog
Photo from Ralph Barrera of The Austin American-Statesman

Photo from Ralph Barrera of The Austin American-Statesman

For many who brew beer, distill spirits or ferment grapes into wine, barrels can be a crucial component — one that can transform the beverage from something already good to something downright magical.

Just ask Scott Hovey, the founder and brewmaster of Adelbert’s Brewery. He wanted a thriving barrel program to be a focal point of his North Austin brewery ever since stepping foot into Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. years ago and admiring the walls of barrels in the tasting room. But there and at his own brewery, barrels are far more than just a striking wooden backdrop…

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