Meet the Maker
It is now 2018 and "the old beer guy" is hanging up his hat. John says, "It's been great participating in the development of new beer taste and styles. I feel a huge factor in our success is because of the quality of our small batch brewing equipment and our wonderful customers." When the law changed and brewing became legal for home brewing. He thought, "What an opportunity to provide equipment for this new market." Initially he bought a three barrel STAINLESS STEEL system. The darn thing leaked! He learned a lot about stainless steel. This lead to his pioneering the development of small batch brewing equipment. This was twenty years ago. After much research and development, plastic was chosen for his "beer making equipment." It is ideal for the small batch brewer. This indeed was the material of choice. John saw the opportunity for manufacturing brewing equipment not manufactured from stainless steel but high density polyethylene plastic. Along with HDPE acceptance by the home brewers, we are pleased to discover it is being used by hospitals, bio-research, pharmaceuticals, and other companies where sanitation is imperative. After much experimenting and comparing, he was on to something exciting. John was very impressed with these two factors, affordable and forgiving. Those two key words also impressed the small batch brewer. Wala…..a new business was born. Minibrew will always be known for fast courteous service and a friendly family owned company.
Many of John's old time customers know that John was a stockbroker for twenty years. After that Minibrew was his dream. He shipped his first beer making equipment order twenty years ago in December. Now his wife is wondering, what is he going to do the next twenty years? She can hear the words already as they drive through town, "Now there is a good business opportunity."
Along with HDPE acceptance by the home brewers, we were pleased to discover it was being used by hospitals, bio-research labs, pharmaceutical companies, and other companies where sanitation is imperative. After much experimenting and comparing, he was on to something exciting! John was very impressed with these two factors, Affordability and Forgiving. Those Two Key Words also impressed the small batch brewer. Waaalaaa! John’s new Baby was Born! MiniBrew will always be known for Fast Courteous Service and a Friendly Family Owned Company.
After retiring from the Stock Market, MiniBrew was John’s dream! He shipped his first beer making equipment order twenty one years ago in December. To be one of the first manufacturers of a complete line-up of Small Batch Brewing Equipment! People all over the world have made great beer for 21 years with John’s Fermenters!
Nearing the end of 2017, and at the prime age of 82, John decided it was finally that time - time to pass on MiniBrew & all of his knowledge and experience to the next generation of Brewers! For if it was not passed on, it wouldn’t be tradition. And, Brewing Beer is all about Tradition!
John will stay aboard Mini for as long as he would like, and will be available for any questions someone may have. John has left MiniBrew in the hands of an energetic brewer eager to continue the legacy and offering the home & craft brew population Innovative Small Batch Brewing Equipment.
Both John & Jeremy are excited to announce several different upgraded applications for several of the Products in the MiniBrew Line-up!