We take our name from one of our owners.
Fenwick Farms Brewing Company


Fenwick Farms Brewing Co. is a community based brewery. We invite you to experience what local is all about!

Fenwick Farms Brewing Co. is a nano brewery located in Rensselaer IN, celebrating our 3 year anniversary. This is a midwestern town of about 5,000 people and we are extremely proud to be Rensselaer’s first brewery and we know we share a lot of the same values as this small town that we call home.

We believe in hard work and taking pride in everything we put our name on. We believe in a genuine smile, a firm handshake, and an honest day’s work. We work hard to keep all these values at our core – every day, every plate we serve, every beer we pour.


Sam Yacko

Brewmaster at FFBC, Sam has a sense of humor that will bring levity to any situation. Seriously though, Sam's best trait is his unparalleled work ethic. All we have to do is ask and it gets done, if he hasn't done it already! He has been an integral part of our transformation from a gutted building to a beautiful brewery. After graduating from Purdue Calumet, Sam found his way into insurance and financial services, which is how he met Kenny. We're still waiting to see how this pans out, but you put those two together and they come up with some grand ideas!

Ron Fenwick

Born and raised in Rensselaer, he's spent a lifetime making a name for him and his family. He puts his best effort into everything and it can easily be seen in his marriage, in his daughters, on his farm, or even in the halls of the local high school. He still holds the single game scoring record for varsity basketball at Rensselaer Central High School! We have no doubt you'll meet Ron when you come in to see us and also have no doubt you'll love him just as much as we do. There's no way we could put a title on what Ron does at the brewery because he's involved across the board.

Kenny VanHouten

After about a decade in the United States Army, his path crossed with Ron's youngest daughter, Kayla, who is now his beautiful wife and mother to their two kids, Brinley & Kennon. Two overseas tours as a Light Infantryman helped reinforce the core values he had instilled growing up and it shows he brings those same traits to Fenwick Farms Brewing Co. A jack-of-all-trades, Kenny's had his hand in everything, from having the first idea of opening the brewery to making the tables in our taproom!