The Owners

Originally from New Mexico, Preston Brown has lived in Houston, Texas for 25+ years and has 10 years’ experience in brewing beer and distilling spirits, as well as creating the occasional mead or wine.

Before opening The Grain Cellar, Preston's "day job" was in oil & gas as an IT Director, but his play time has been spent as a co-host, with Jon Denman, of the popular Drink of Ages talk radio show and former President of the Rogue Brewers Coalition Homebrew Club.  He enjoys camping, fishing, traveling, Ham radio, and rebuilding/restoring vintage automobiles.  Preston is also a member of Shriners North America.


From a small East Texas town, Mindy Brown has lived in Houston for 20 years.  A U.S. Navy and Nevada ANG Veteran, she is also a graduate of University of Houston, and currently works in human resources for an IT consulting firm.

Mindy can often be found with Preston at The Grain Cellar on Sunday afternoons and during the classes and events hosted there.  She enjoys downtime at home, cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, and gaming (Preston’s fault!), as well as camping and traveling with Preston and their dog, Logan.