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About Us – Starting Point Brewing Equipment

About Us


Whether you’re a beginner homebrewer or grandmaster, Starting Point Brewing Equipment Company has a little something for the beer-lover in everyone.

Based out of the suburbs of Chicago, Starting Point was founded by husband and wife team Shane and Brittany Smith with the goal to provide carefully hand-crafted equipment, supplies, and more for homebrewers and beer aficionados throughout the nation, no matter their current experience. We aim to provide quality products, all personally hand-made to perfectly fit each brewer’s needs and enhance each home brewing experience. Our small-business model allows for hands-on customer interaction and personal attention. We strive to maintain a high level of excellence, quality, and attention to detail in each and every product.

ABOUT SHANE: Shane has had a genuine love for craft beer and homebrewing even before he was even twenty-one. This passion only grew as the years went by and he knew he belonged the beer and homebrewing industry. Shane came up with the idea for Starting Point and put the plans into motion just before his 30th birthday. His 10+ years of professional welding experience and expertise helped him invent the designs for the products you see today offered by Starting Point and his 12+ years of homebrewing experience has inspired his creative side in coming up with innovative ideas to facilitate the process of homebrewing for others as well.

ABOUT BRITTANY: Brittany has over six years in the food and beverage industry specializing in customer service, with a brief stint in the restaurant business. She has a growing passion for craft beer and has loved discovering the ins and outs of homebrewing alongside Shane during their many home brews. Her passion for her hobbies of crafting, blogging, and beerĀ all came together with the beginning of Starting Point, allowing her to be the creative side of beer-lover’s merch, website design, and social media management.


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