The Rare Barrel is a relatively new brewery founded in 2013 by Jay Goodwin, Brad Goodwin, and Alex Wallash. Jay Goodwin earned his stripes as brewer and head of the barrel aging program for The Bruery and since founding The Rare Barrel have won several awards at various competitions for their blends of sour beer. Recently at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, the Rare Barrel earned two new medals to add to their trophy room. A silver medal for Ensorcelled, and a bronze medal for Apropos of Nothing.
The Rare Barrel
American sour beer may very well be the fastest growing segment in the craft beer renaissance. Any brewery that is worth its weight in wort and wishes to remain relevant has a sour program.