Head Brewer Brian Owens grew up in O’Fallon and graduated from Fort Zumwalt North High School in 1996. He attended Truman State University and graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a degree in marketing. Since then he has studied chemistry and microbiology and has earned his Certificate of Brewing and Packaging from the University of California -Davis.
Brian, like most good brewers, has a broad background and lots of interesting job experience. Among other things, he’s been a grave digger, worked in construction and helped run a liquor store. He and his dad began making home brew together some years back, and Brian has successfully turned that hobby into a career.
Brian joined O’Fallon Brewery in January, 2002 as the brewery’s first employee. Since then Brian has overseen several expansions, numerous repair and maintenance projects and the hiring and training of a top notch brewing and packaging production team.