All About St. Florian's Brewery...
TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES TO YOU…
ARON: our Windsor Fire Captain & hero is dedicated to artfully creating very gratifying brews...
As COO, Aron orchestrates our brewing process, ensuring operations flow smoothly. Aron brews all of St. Florian's beer, ensuring consistency & quality in each batch. To date, entering three beer competitions, Aron has been awarded 4 medals. Aron continues to serve the community as a full-time firefighter.
AMY: once a Silicon-Valley sales and marketing manager, once a stay-at-home mom, had an itch to share her husband’s delectable brews with the masses, while simultaneously contributing philanthropically... so, she furrowed her brow over a business plan & got this brewery started.
As CEO, Amy juggles all aspects of running the brewery with the exception of production (although she's historically jumped in to lend a hand). Sonoma County proud, Amy is very involved in the community, including: the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, WE (Windsor Educational) Foundation Board of Directors, & a variety of committee roles for the Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB).
“Living in Wine Country, many people we know are self-professed wine connoisseurs,” said Amy Levin, CEO/Owner of St. Florian’s Brewery. After hearing many a-person surprise themselves as they put their empty glass on the counter & proclaim, ‘I’m really not a beer person, but please pour me another glass of your beer!’ (or something along those lines), it became obvious that we had something special brewing.”
St. Florian's Brewery donates a minimum of 5% of our profits to fire-related & community-based organizations. We parent two children who love St. Florian’s Brewery as much as we do. Our young lads cannot wait to take over the family business someday & do all that they can to contribute to its success today. We proudly teach them the ropes of the brewing process & the importance of strong business ethics at their young age. Together we are St. Florian’s Brewery. Let's drink to the hero in all of us!
In the beginning, bottling one 30 barrel tank averaged one-week's labor, utilizing equipment which included the machine to Aron's left in the picture above (which we used for our 12oz bottles), as well as other bottling lines which are not shown (used for our 22oz bottles). The labeler to Amy's right is still in use.
In January 2015, as part of a series of upgrades & expansions to St. Florian's Brewery, we acquired a GAI 3031. We now bottle one 30 barrel tank in about half a day & can empty our 60 barrel tank in a little over a day's effort. Rather than spend all of our efforts bottling, we spend our time brewing more beer!