About Us

 The Southwest Florida Brew Crafters exists as a means for members to explore their hobby through the promotion and education of home brewing. The mission of the Southwest Florida Brew Crafters is to promote awareness and appreciation of the quality and variety of homebrewed fermented beverages (beer, mead, cider, etc.) through education, research, and the collection and dissemination of information; to serve as a forum for the technological and cross-cultural aspects of the art of brewing; and to encourage personal responsibility when using beer or other alcohol containing beverages. The consumption of samples allow for examination of the various styles of home brewed beverages for the purposes of competition, evaluation, feedback and problems solving.  

Club Officers

Rob Sypniefski - President


Rob loves making all styles of beers and  loves experimenting with new hop varieties.  He is know for making his Sgt. Pepper, a Bell Pepper Saison, through out the beer community.  His favorite style of beer is New England IPA's and is on a mission to perfecting his own recipe.

Zach Smith - Vice President


Zach is a teacher by day and an event planning wizard by night.  He is our newest officer and has already played a huge role in the continued growth of our club.  He took the lead on the planning of our two most recent events; Bonita BrewFest and Brew for the Birds.  His favorite style of beer are Saisons.

Don Story - Treasurer


Don is also a founding member and the owner of Brew Story, our club's meeting location.  Don loves all beers and is an avid believer that all beers taste better with time.  Let Don try your latest brew creation and his response will always be, "How long did you age it?"  His favorite beer style is, well......anything aged!

Terry McGuan - Secretary



Roy Tomasch - Event Coordinator



Founding Father

Cass Palmer


Cass was our President from 2015-2018 since founding SWFBC.  Cass stepped down from his post in 2018 after moving to New Mexico.  We can't thank Cass enough for bringing us together and he will always be remembered for growing our club into what it is today.  

Club Documents

SWFBC Bylaws (pdf)