About Us

Our Mission

Rebel Brewer is on a mission to do our little part to improve the overall quality of home brewed beverages all across the country, by providing fresh ingredients, the right ingredients, the right tools and through brewing education. By bringing brewers and brew clubs together and encouraging involvement in clubs and in competitions. And to extend our reach not only to existing brewers, but also to brewers that don’t know that they are yet. We also stand ready to face the challenge of improving the reputation that Homebrew has with the uninitiated. A reputation that has been sullied over the years by unfair advertising by the Major Breweries, and by the sub-standard beers that have been made (and thrown out), by those “just add water” department store type kits. We ask you to join us in our quest to make Homebrew more of a norm than an exception.

Tom - Founder, Visionary

Tom started brewing in 1994 by making a batch of Irish Stout. Later that year opened his first homebrew supply shop in El Paso, Texas. He joined the local homebrew club and before too long was "volunteered" to publish the newsletter and eventually forced into the presidency. In 1997-1998 he was assistant brewer at Jaxon's Brewpub in El Paso. In 1998 he became a BJCP beer judge and still travels around the country to regional competitions to "help out." Tom taught weekly basic brewing classes from 1995 to 2003 and has enlightened thousands over the years to the joys and wonders of homebrewing. In 2003 he moved his family to Middle Tennessee, and upon arrival joined up with the Music City Brewers homebrew club, where he was quickly "volunteered" to become the judge coordinator for the annual Music City Brew Off. Tom currently rides an '02 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic which will seat one keg comfortably.

Andy - General Manager

Andy has been brewing since 2010 when he realized you can make just about any consumer good in your own home. He whiles away his hours making beer, contemplating chicken coop building, making cheese, and working on his fleet of bicycles. He brews on a thrifty 5-10 gallon cooler system.

Andrew - Gate Keeper & Customer Service

Tim - Warehouse Manager

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Mischa's Dad- Warehouse Associate & Packing Peanut Specialist

Alex (Mischa's dad) is a warehouse associate by day and a grizzled Sound Engineer by night. He has years of beer and wine experience both on the consumption,and production sides. Alex's daughter is also currently the leading Hop Addition Assistant on all brew days whether present or not.

Current offices held: President of Nashville Sparkling Water Afficionados(NSWA)