While not everything of necessity can be found locally, we believe in a concentric circle model of sourcing our goods.
We first start with our neighboring businesses. If we cannot find the product we need with the quality we demand, we expand our search to our neighboring cities, and then states. As a last resort, we look internationally. For instance, we chose to source our Brew-House from A.B.E. Maybe you saw it showcased at the Craft Brewers Convention this summer? Sure we could have saved tens of thousands of dollars by sourcing our equipment from China, but American Brewing Equipment (A.B.E.), located in Lincoln , NE is our neighbor, and neighbors help neighbors. In the end, Locavore Beer Works was instrumental in providing several American jobs for our fellow country-people. Equally as cool is that our equipment is both manufactured, and made in the U.S.A.
About the Brewers
After a few years in the US Navy, Jason Reinhardt completed a degree in chemistry and until recently, spent the last two decades analyzing drinking water for pollutants all the while fostering his love for brewing. Now when not brewing beer, you might find him fine-tuning his woodworking skills or even better, casting flies in the Platte.
For Andy Nelson, making hard cider with his Dad in the 70’s gave him a life-long appreciation of creativity in fermentation. An airline pilot by trade, all he really wants to do is make beer and chew the fat in the taproom. Show Less