Patriot Homebrew Supply is a local homebrew supply store that open their doors on October 5, 2013. 100% veteran owned, Patriot Homebrew Supply is based in Elkhorn, NE servicing Omaha, NE and metro area. Patriot Homebrew Supply provides the highest level of customer service, quality products and promotes the interest of homebrewing and craft beer enthusiasts.
The concept developed from increased interest in homebrewing due to expansion of the local micro‐brewing industry. Omaha is re‐establishing its historical roots in the brewing industry. As of 2013, there are six established brewing companies with three new breweries in progress. Of the established breweries, many have established a national reputation and generating a solid interest in quality craft beer.
Through personal relationships, the founder of Patriot Homebrew Supply has identified a deep desire for a high‐quality, service oriented craft brewer destination. With expansion of the craft beer market in Omaha, the potential for new, energetic, homebrewers is increasing. Patriot seeks to provide homebrewers with a hands‐on experience as they begin in the craft or strive to master the art of homebrewing. Patriot is based in the western suburb of Elkhorn, NE; a growing residential community only minutes from the heart of Omaha.
Matt Misfeldt, a homebrewer since 2008, and advocate for the social aspects of homebrewing and craft beer. A veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Matt has dedicated himself to developing a locally owned homebrew store to serve the growing interest in craft beer and homebrewing.
Matt has developed his skills through on‐line brewing and beer service educational opportunities. His certifications include: Cicerone Certified Beer Server course, Brewers Association Beer 101 course, the Siebel Institute/World Brewing Academy Executive Overview of the Brewing Process course and Canadian Malting Barley Technical Center – Malting Barley Course.
In 2012, Matt entered his Northern English Brown Ale into the AHA National Homebrew Competition and was awarded second place in the St. Paul, MN region, and thus, advancing to the National round in Seattle, WA. He continues to submit his beer in contests and earn awards.
Matt is a member of local homebrew clubs, South Omaha Brewers and the Local 402, and participates in local homebrewing events serving as both a beer steward and volunteer beer judge.
Matt is currently full time military and serves in the store as a seminar lead and class instructor.
Jennifer Misfeldt, a homebrewer’s wife, who brings business ownership experience to the store front. Jennifer was a entrepreneur of two successful businesses but her last job within the corporate world. She also established and continues to run a non-profit dog rescue organization, MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue.
Her skills include training, organization, customer service, documentation, and marketing which will ensure the success of the store and provide our customers with an enjoyable experience that they will return.
Jennifer left the corporate world to open Patriot to find during her notice that she was pregnant with our first. Logan joined the family in December 2013 (two months after the store opened) and we look forward to him becoming the future of Patriot!
Photo Gallery of the Store: (click here for virtual tour)