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About Us

Our Story

Since our founding in 1991, The Brewmeister has been supplying home wine makers and home brewers with equipment, supplies, and recipes. We are your Sacramento-based home brewing supplies resource from beginning brewer kits to advanced equipment.

For those searching for brewing supplies in Sacramento and beyond, we provide grains from around the world, liquid and dry malt extracts, adjuncts, and hops. We are proud to provide the largest and freshest assortment of brewer's yeast, including products from Imperial, White Labs, Omega, Lallemand, and Fementis.

We are recognized for our dynamic variety of home brewing recipes kits that model classic beers styles from across the globe, and include some unique proprietary recipes developed by Erik Schmid, owner and founder of the Brewmeister. We developed with Red Bus Brewing Company our Red Bus Series Recipe kits, a series of recipe kits cloned from the recipe books of Red Bus Brewing. These recipes have seen widespread success at Red Bus, and have been given to us so we can share with our fellow homebrewers true commercial quality brews!

Our owner, Erik, has been home brewing since 1990, has completed a comprehensive brewing program from The American Brewer's Guild, and has brewed commercially for several years. In 2018, Erik also opened Red Bus Brewing Company, our sister company and brewery based out of Folsom, CA (come visit us there too!).

We also provide a large variety of home wine making supplies to the greater Sacramento area. During the harvest season, we provide special services including press and crusher destemmer rentals. For more information, please visit our wine making pages.

Our Team

We take pride in that every member of our staff team is a motivated and knowledgeable home brewer. We love what we do, which is why we are a recognized and trusted resource for home beer making and home wine making. We provide informational and fun brewing classes, and information for beginning and advanced brewers alike on our e-learning blog. We also stock a collection of specialty how-to books and style guides for home brewing and home wine making (not to mention mead, ciders, and distillation). Just meeting our staff and seeing our extensive inventory is worth a trip to Folsom!

Why shop with us?

Part of what makes The Brewmeister so special is our place in the Sacramento beer community. We enjoy participating and supporting local craft brew events and businesses. We hold home brewing classes and events during the year. Ask to be included in our newsletter for more information. If you are interested in becoming a member in a local beer club, we suggest joining GCBA (Sacramento), PUBS (Placer), That Dam Brew Club (Folsom) or GBA (Davis).

We take pride in our commitment to customer service. We've gone out of our way to provide the best resources to our fellow homebrewers and winemakers. Our contact forms, phone contact, and email contact makes it so no matter what, you always reach a real homebrewer on the other end.

Our brick-and-mortar location resides in Folsom. The Brewmeister serves people all over including Sacramento, Lodi, Davis, and beyond in our stores, and nationwide through online sales. To find out more, get in touch by emailing us at sales@thebrewmeister.com. Cheers!

P.S. For website feedback, email your thoughts to folsom@shopbrewmeister.com. Our new website is still going through new development, additions, and improvements, so we'd love to hear what you think could make it even better. You can even anonymously leave feedback through our emailer form on the Contact Us page.