Ah…the story of us. There’s too much “Us” to write about, so we’ll just get down to the Nitty-gritty of who we are and how we started brewing great beer.


The story begins with John and Kristine Boothe. Formally co-workers, now a married couple living in Spencerport, NY with their three children along with 3 dogs, a duck and a lot of chickens.

Now on to the story of the beer. Many a moons ago, John got to assist in brewing his very first batch of beer on the back of a pick-up truck with his brother in-law while our pit bull licked the foam overflowing the 5 gallon carboy. From that point on, he was hooked. He ordered his very first homebrew kit, a bunch of empty bottles, and took over the kitchen to brew HIS first batch of beer on his own. As time went on, the equipment got bigger, the recipes were more precise and Kristine got her kitchen back as operations had moved into the garage. A few years later, an entire outbuilding was dedicated to brewing beer. He continued his research to perfect his recipes and enjoyed many great beers with a lot of good friends and family. For those of you that don’t know John, he takes a lot of pride in everything that he does and will accept nothing short of perfection. Now that the recipes have been perfected, there was nothing left other than to open a brewery to share our brews with all of you.


After sharing our idea with friends and family, our good friends Tom & Sarah DiPietro decided they wanted to jump on the Brindle Haus bandwagon. Tom and Sarah are Rochester natives and currently reside in Penfield with their two children.


So why Brindle Haus? This is a question we get a lot, so we figured we should throw is in there as well. We love dogs! We used to have 5 of them, but now we have 3 (R.I.P. Bentley and lexus), and when we were trying to come up with a name to somehow incorporate the dogs, we realized that all of our dogs had brindle pattern, so what about Brindle House? Well since we follow German purity laws for our Bavarian beers, we thought it would only be appropriate to change the House to Haus.