Meet the Maker
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 of 1997. 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."
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.
For 21 years, people have made & enjoyed great beer from all over the World. As one of the first manufacturers of a complete line-up of Small Batch Brewing Equipment, John is a pioneering legend.
The Second Generation MINIBREWER also took a slightly different course in career paths, before realizing the Art in Fermentation. After once being told when younger, you could turn Cool-Aid into Wine, Jeremy was too curious to learn how, and from that point, he hasn't looked back. After meeting John, it was clear there was a connection and before too long it was decided the match had been made. John would be leaving his baby in good hands, with Jeremy eager to take what he learned from John and run with it.
We thank you for your support over the last 21 years, and we hope to continue serving your Small Batch Brewing needs for another generation! Here's to You, the Small Batch Brewer!!!