June 21, 1865, Gloucester, England.
March 1, 1928, Millers Green, Gloucester, England.
Brewer started his musical career as a chorister in Gloucester Cathedral, where he was a pupil of organist Charles Lloyd. He attended the Cathedral School and Exeter College, Oxford.
He served as organist at St. Catherine’s and St. Mary de Crypt, Gloucester (1881), and at St. Giles’ Church, Oxford (1882). He received the first organ scholarship to the Royal College of Music (1883), and was organ scholar at Exeter (1883). He later played the organ at Bristol Cathedral (1885); St. Michael’s, Coventry (1886); Tonbridge School (1892), and Gloucester Cathedral (1896).