10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Wildfire Brewing, founded in 2006 by twin brothers Jeremy and Chris Cox, is now known as 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Despite the name change in 2008, the craft beers coming out of this brewery are consistently setting fires in the hearts of beer enthusiasts throughout the Pacific Northwest.10 Barrel’s focus as described by its founders is to create unique, thought provoking and interesting beers—with an emphasis on having fun. With six brewers who all have different styles, backgrounds and levels of experience, 10 Barrel’s philosophy encompasses both the scientific and artistic expressions of brewing. Using the combination of traditional and “out of the box” brewing is integral to their continued success.With highly experienced, heavy-hitting brewers like Jimmy Seifrit (formerly of Deschutes), gold-medal brewer Tonya Cornett and Shawn Kelso (awaiting the helm at the new 10 Barrel location in Bosie, Idaho) on their team, the staff at 10 Barrel has an excellent foundation upon which they’ve built their fantastic menu, seasonal beer selections and attentive customer service.“Our chef is very creative and likes to change up the menu quite often,” said Cox. “He uses local, seasonal ingredients and pairs each entree with new beers coming out of the brewery.”Having recently built a new 15,000-square-foot brewery, their territory now covers all of Oregon, most of Idaho and Vancouver, Wash. Shortly, 10 Barrel will be opening distribution in Seattle. The new production brewery took most of 2011 to build and feels huge compared to the old 2,500-square-foot building.“We designed a custom, four vessel, 50-barrel brewhouse with 100 and 200-barrel tanks,” said Cox. “We also have our original system on-site which is a 10-barrel Specific Mechanical brewhouse. In addition, we have a dedicated sour cellar and barrel cellar that are humidity and temperature controlled.”