Brimming with excitement, we are pleased to announce the location of The Rare Barrel. Over the past couple of months, we have been quite busy examining warehouses and cities throughout the Bay Area. While it has been lengthy process, we have discovered the perfect location for The Rare Barrel: Berkeley, California.
While there are many reasons we decided to start The Rare Barrel in Berkeley, the one that trumped them all is the City’s climate. Berkeley remains relatively cool in the winter and summer months, which is great for aging sour beer. While some parts of the Bay Area may reach 90-100 F for extended periods of time in the summer, Berkeley maintains a relatively cool climate because of “The Slot.” The Slot is a term used to describe the path that cool ocean winds travel. These cool winds, which are strong in the summer, travel from the Golden Gate Bridge, directly through Berkeley, and over to the Central Valley. We have been electronically monitoring the internal temperature of our barrel warehouse all summer, and are very pleased with the data.
In addition to finding our new barrel house, we’ve also been busy obtaining our Building Permit. We look forward to starting construction very soon.
Thank you for waiting patiently while we are in this initial phase of The Rare Barrel. We cannot wait to share our sour beer with you!