Barrel Republic (VIDEO)

Barrel Republic, the ultimate destination for craft beer enthusiasts, has two locations: one in Pacific Beach and another newer one in Oceanside. Barrel Republic is unique in that it gives customers the freedom to pour their own beer. To deliver on this personalized experience, they required a custom and specific tap system.


After experiencing some temperature control issues at the Pacific Beach location, the owners decided to try a new company for the installation and design of the taps at the new Oceanside location, which is what brought them to Glacier. Thankfully, one of their managers had worked with Glacier when he was at Stone and knew we were the best company to design and install a unique tap system.

They gave us a call and explained what they needed: 48 beer taps, 8 wine taps, 4 non-alcoholic taps and 4 water taps. A total of 60 taps needed to be installed so the bar’s clientele could pour their own drinks!

Glacier went in and designed, measured and worked with the contractors to set up exactly as planned. Upon entering the location there is a wooden barrel draft beer tower that extends from floor to ceiling with 11 faucets surrounded by 2-12 faucet wall mount draft beer towers. There is another 11 faucet wooden barrel beer tower (again floor to ceiling) in the back of the bar with an adjacent 4 faucet iced tea, coffee and soda tower. Located in one corner is an 8 faucet wooden barrel tower servicing 4 white wines and 4 red wines. A unique addition to this location is the accessible handicapped draft beer tower pouring 4 various draft beers.

“The beer pours perfectly,” said General Manager Sean Hale. “We have over 60 taps and they all work just fine.”

It was a remarkable difference from their Pacific Beach location. The lines in the Oceanside location, Hale explained, were neat and perfectly wrapped to ensure the proper temperature. After seeing the great work Glacier completed in Oceanside, the owners decided to have Glacier redesign their Pacific Beach location too!

According to Barrel Republic, Glacier’s work was “thorough and specific.” Exactly what they need and how they needed it. Their taps are beautiful, unique and protected. They couldn’t have asked for a better company to help them with the full installation, and know if there are any future expansions, Glacier will be the company to call!