Our Story


Quality Affordable Brewing Equipment

John S. Thomas


Welcome to the Hobby Beverage Equipment Company, proud makers of MiniBrew®. We are a US based family owned company.  We ship all over the world with distributors in Canada, the UK and Australia.  Small batch brewers such as home brewers, brewpubs, distillers, home wine makers and wineries are our primary market.  

The least risky way to start a brewery or brewpub is to buy small until your customers learn about your beer and like the taste.  Once you make it and have more customers than you can image buying that fancy stainless steel ferment with the profits will reduce your rick.  Don't spend all your money on a large fancy system up front.  Don't do the Wolfgang Puck scenario.   Other than the home brewer, and small batch commercial breweries our fermenters are in use by some of the largest wine and beer makers in the US.

Our fermenters and mash tuns are unique because they are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).  In 1997 we manufactured the first 60 degree conical bottom fermentor. We were the first and this was a challenge.  They are less expensive than stainless steel, easy to clean, and use.  The process is an evolutionary one, and we constantly innovating and improving our products.