About Free Roam Brewing Company

For most of us, having a three-time world championship baseball career in San Francisco would be the high point of our lives. For Jeremy Affeldt, it was the foundation for his true calling, empowering the youth, feeding the hungry, and protecting the vulnerable. It is through his philanthropy that Jeremy would develop a passion for craft beer.

During his time in SF, he found a second home at a small brewpub, the 21st Amendment Brewery. For several years, he worked closely with brewpub manager Brandon Phillips to host Generation Alive's fundraisers. Baseball, craft beer, and cigars became the foundation of a life-long friendship between Brandon and Jeremy. The joy he received in mingling with the brewery crowd and charitable contributors inspired him to bring a world-class microbrewery home to Texas. In 2020, Jeremy returned to where he fell in love with craft beer to recruit his new team.

During his time in SF, he found a second home at a small brewpub, the 21st Amendment Brewery. For several years, he worked closely with brewpub manager Brandon Phillips to host Generation Alive's fundraisers.  Baseball, craft beer, and cigars became the foundation of a life-long friendship between Brandon and Jeremy. The joy he received in mingling with the brewery crowd and charitable contributors inspired him to bring a world-class microbrewery home to Texas. In 2020, Jeremy returned to where he fell in love with craft beer to recruit his new team.

At the 21st Amendment Brewery, Brandon Phillips and Jaron Shepherd dreamed of running their own brewpub someday. They both started as bartenders who worked their way up the ranks together. Going through the same hard knocks school created a lifetime bond between the two that only men in battle can understand. A Texas native, Brandon ran the iconic west coast brewpub for six years, alongside head brewer Jaron Shepherd. Brewing since 2011, Jaron started as a bartender. Focused on his passion, he pressed the SF head brewer for a brewing position until he got the job. After years of apprenticeship, he earned the head brewer position. His perseverance and groundbreaking beers won a 2019 Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). They also earned him a coveted scholarship at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, IL. In San Francisco, Jaron was responsible for developing high-quality, innovative beers for the Bay Area community and competition. He also worked closely with the 21st Amendment Master Brewer, Shaun O'Sullivan, to fine-tune recipes destined for national distribution.

Bison in Snow

Free Roam Brewing Company is an homage to our spirit animal, the mighty buffalo. A creature built for the storm, the buffalo, symbolizes inner strength, perseverance, and a love of freedom. Free Roam is determined to strengthen our community through the love of craft beer. Our premium quality lagers and ales reflect the diverse experience and tastes of our community. In a boundless world of potential beer styles, we cherish the freedom to roam.

MEET OUR TEAM

Jeremy Affelot

CEO | Co-Founder

Brandon Phillips

General Manager | CO-Founder

Jaron Shepherd

Brewmaster | Co-Founder