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A Craft Distillery in Paso Robles, California


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A Craft Distillery in Paso Robles, California


 

KROBĀR Craft Distillery is the ethanol-induced brainchild of Stephen KROener and Joe BARton. With 40 combined years in the alcohol business, these guys had the fantastic idea to unite their skills and produce something they love: hooch.  With the right skills to distill and the perfect setting in which to do it, they decided to give it go.  Now all of you can try the fruitiness of their labors!

 

The Still

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THE STILL is the most important tool for a distiller. Kroener and Barton spent 4 years researching stills and still manufacturers.  They decided on Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, Kentucky.  Their decision was influenced by many factors. First, Vendome is an American company with hard-working men and women who make kick-ass production stills.  Second, Stephen and Joe wanted a still they could design to meet all their distillation desires and Vendome had the skills to build their still.

The Guys

Stephen KROener & Joe BARton

THE GUYS have a combined 40 years in the alcoholic beverages industry. Stephen and Joe wanted to create traditional and not-so-traditional spirits for all to enjoy including themselves.  By employing old school and new school methods, the guys are making craft spirits that are great on the rocks, neat, or can be added to your favorite mixer.

The Setting

 THE SETTING of KROBĀR Craft Distillery is spectacular, situated on a hill overlooking vineyards and Highway 46 West.  The distillery has a Social Room and Ethanol Alley which will make your tasting experience one to remember.

 


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The Distillery


The Distillery


When designing the distillery, Stephen and Joe spent 4 years researching everything from the still design, low impact distillery layout, cost effective and efficient mechanical systems, and, most importantly, great product recipes.  This equates to a product line that is great tasting, affordable, and sustainable.  


THE STILL WAS DESIGNED BY KROBĀR TO BE A CLOSED STEAM SYSTEM.  THE STEAM ENTERS THE STILL AND HEATS THE PRODUCT THEN RETURNS BACK TO THE BOILER.  THIS EQUATES TO LOW WATER AND ENEGRY USAGE SYSTEM.

 
 

THE COOLING SYSTEM WAS ALSO DESIGNED TO BE LOW IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.  THE WATER USED TO CHILL THE CONDENSERS IS IN A CLOSED LOOP SO VERY LITTLE WATER IS USED OVER TIME. 

 
 

THE KROBĀR BOYS HAVE BEEN IN THE WINE INDUSTRY FOR A LONG TIME.  WITH THIS LONGEVITY COMES EXPERIENCE ON HOW TO "REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE" AS JACK JOHNSON LIKES TO SING.  MOST OF THE BUILDING HAS REPURPOSED SHEET METAL, OLD TANKS HAVE BEEN STERILIZED FOR STORAGE, OLD MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN REFURBISHED, AND OLD BARRELS HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO FURNITURE.

 
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THE HOOCH


Type 74 Craft Distillery License

Approved

THE HOOCH


Type 74 Craft Distillery License

Approved

KROBAR Craft Distillery is allowed to sell 3 bottles per person of every spirit we make.  Please visit us at our distillery to taste and purchase these crafty creations.  Coming soon to KROBAR is our Bitter Project (Sweet Vermouth, "LIT" White Wine Aperitif, Cocktail Bitters, & Bitter Liqueur)

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Events


Events


 

SLO DISTILLERs Passport Weekend

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Jan. 28th Weekend

Down The rabbit Hole

www.pasoroblesdistillerytrail.com

Feb. 25, 2017

FROM THE BARREL

Event Information

April 7th