About

About

Barrel House Beard Co.
Founded in San Antonio, Texas, Barrel House Beard Co. crafts with care handmade beard oils and balms from the finest natural ingredients. Founder Josh Baugh, who has worn a beard his entire adult life, conceived the idea after listening to myriad complaints from his wife about the odors emanating from his lengthy whiskers.

Josh Baugh, Founder and Chief Beardsman
Josh Baugh has worn a beard for the better part of his adult life -- and perhaps before -- though it wasn't until this decade that he began letting it grow to a length that required attention. Josh has always enjoyed creating things and decided to give the Great American Entrepreneurial Spirit a go. Besides running BHBCo., Josh is a senior reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, where he writes about government and politics. He's also fairly certain that he's the only such reporter at a major American newspaper to sport an epic beard.

Our Name
"Barrel House" pays homage to an era when times were simpler and purveyors of goods put time and care into their wares. Barrel houses, also known as "juke joints," were establishments from that same era. Barrel house patrons could imbibe sometimes-illegal liquor and, perhaps, find a companion from the world's oldest profession.