Brass Cannon is a Veteran and W&M Alum owned craft beer micro-brewery and tap room, called The Cannon. Tightly tied to the community in which we live, Brass Cannon was founded in 2012 by local enthusiastic beer fans and home brewers.
Initially, we were a bootstrapped operation cobbling together a 100 gallon “Franken-Rig” from commercial steam heated dough frier components in Toano VA. That was the rig where home brewers learned that commercial brewing is another animal entirely. It became clear that to make quality beer and to do it over and over again, a new rig would be required. The result was a move down the road to Williamsburg and to design and install a brand new 20 barrel (620 gallon) all stainless steel gas fired brew rig in a purpose built building. Throughout all the ups and downs of this tumult and the ever changing craft beer business, we never lost our commitment to the beer. Because that is how it started... We just wanted to make good beer that could be enjoyed with friends.
Today, with the craft beer market changing fast, we have to keep up, so we are always changing too, trying to improve and staying current. If you stop by today, you’ll find us in the midst of redecorating to make the Tap Room more of a hang out and fun place to be. You’ll see our “can to go” machine so you can walk out with any of our beers canned on the spot just for you. You’ll see we have expanded from 6 taps to 12 Taps, with 6 of them small batches. The other taps are also rotating but that just means the beers are on tap for longer periods of time while we swap in amongst our award winners and long time favorites.
When you stop by you may still find the founders hanging out in the Tap Room, but you'll also find new staff from the brew space to front end, all of whom love the beer and are willing to engage and inform. You'll find an expanded Tap Room experience for Craft Beer aficionados and those who love them in what we now lovingly call The Cannon. And you'll find at least one new beer every week!!
So, come on by The Cannon and enjoy something truly different in craft brewing right here in Williamsburg VA near where Virginia colonists first brewed ales back in 1587… and we’ve never stopped!
The Cannon is teaming up with local artist and soul food cafe owner, George Buskey, to bring you and evening of fun, food, and unbelievable music. Get the details on our FB page or click the link on the right.
We are a Veteran owned brewery and we know what it means to have someone's back. You've got ours and we want to show our appreciation by having yours at least when it comes to our beers!
If you are an ER nurse or doctor, EMT, Ambulance, Fire, Police or Active Duty Military or a Vet.... Let us show you some love... by offering discounts everyday.
Our Signature Event takes place in April. Tartans & Tie Dye is a huge festival of fun supporting Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. Don't miss GHOSTOBERFEST in October with specials, events and spooky-doings all month long!
In the end, the brewery is about two things: The Beer and Fun. Fun with old friends, and making new friends. Fun with family you were born to or family you choose to make. We've got the beer to make all of that more fun for you and we are constantly trying to offer entertainment options or just a relaxing atmosphere to kick back and do the most important thing we all do... spend time with each other! So check in with us and check our social media because things change fast! Grab a friend and a Brew...
We look forward to seeing you!
Tuesdays- Teacher's Night - Discounts for those who teach our kids!
Wednesdays- Game Night - Starting 6:00pm
Thursdays- Original Trivia- 7 Rounds- Prizes
Fridays- Check Calendar for Music and Food Trucks
Saturdays- Check Events and Music and Food Trucks
Sundays- God took the 7th day off but not us. So we have a chillax day at the brewery so he/she has a place to go!
Beers on Tap Pretty Much All the Time - We offer 4oz/8oz/Pints/Stove Pipes (19.2oz)/Pitchers/Growlers
7.8% ABV; 28.9 IBUs
It’s strong, but smooth, soothingly dark amber, but creamy and just a bit smokey. A "Wee-Heavy" Scottish Ale. Malty with minimum hop impact. Bready and honey-like notes. Full bodied. A subtle smokiness with the added complexity of oak and English Treacle. This is an anti IPA and a beer you'll compare others to.
6.5% ABV; 69 IBUs
English IPA with an American twist by adding rye to the malt. A best of both worlds IPA with aromas of pine and citrus balanced against earthy English hops. Crystam malts create a vivid hop sensation and a strong but not excessive bitterness. Rye malts add a spicy character to the profile creating a great and long lasting mouth feel of hoppy goodness.
5.8% ABV; 22.4 IBUs
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2017 VA BEER CUP
Excellent representation of the Stout style modified with steel cut oats to give it a special smoothness and mouth feel. Low bittering hops prevent overpowering the complexity of the malts which present a roasty flavor with chocolate tones. This full bodied brew is an "I'll have another" stout.
ABV: 6.0% IBU’s: 25.54
We only make one standard Lager so we wanted it to be awesome! We use American Pilsner as the base malt and we use enough of it so the complex flavor doesn't get lost. We compliment that full flavored Lager by using premium Summit and Fuggles hops in proportions suitable to keep it clean and fresh. This is a Lager the way they were meant to be done.
5.8% ABV; 34.9 IBUs
Our American Amber Ale offering. Rich amber color in a beer that tastes smooth, caramelly, with a hint of pine and citrus. Medium body and sweet finish. Uncommonly mild bitterness from the perfect combination and timing of Zythos, Summit and Cascade hops.
ABV: 6.3% IBU’s: 25.5
A true Golden Ale brewed on a whim and blew us away to the point where it became one we wanted around all the time! Clean but full flavored by using a combination of American Pale Ale and Maris-Otter Malt that is then hopped using both Summit and Kent Goldings.
Size really does matter! It allows us to be more satisfied more easily and to experiment.
Its beer! It Pie! its beer AND pie! Two great things that go great together.
Half Rye Half Wheat. We couldn't decide so we used them both and ended up with a clean bright refresher.
ABV: 6.0% IBUs: 25.0
An Octoberfest style Marzen but made in the Ale style that is a once a year brew that goes fast. The base malt is an American Pilsner and American Vienna combined with a fair amount of Munich malt for additional flavor. We then use authentic German Tradition hops creating a clean and minimally bittered brown Marzen Style the way they used to be done.
Here is a Marzen made in the Ale Style infused with Hazelnut Coffee. Can anyone say "winter warmer".
A 1/2 Rye, 1/2 Wheat refresher that we then added Cranberry Sauce to because... well, it's that time of year, and we felt like it. It came out awesome!!
Take our Angry Scot Wee Heavy Scottish Ale and blend it with our award winning Smoothbore Stout. Then go for broke by adding Cardamom, Vanilla and Cinnamon spice and what do you get? Everything nice of course!
For those who need other than beer or an accompaniment
Apple, Strawberry, Grapefruit .....
Coke and Diet Coke, Sprite, Water
Assorted: Plain, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Cheddar, Rosemary, Horseraddish
Soft Pretzels made lovingly in Pennsylvania and trucked in special. Add mustard and its like being at home.
Souvies and Take Aways
Don't just read about us, come on in and quaff your thirst with the best Craft Beer in Williamsburg!
5476 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, US
Tuesdays- Teacher's Night Out - Discounts for Teachers and a little extra!
Wednesdays- Game Night
Thursdays- Original Trivia- 7 Rounds- Prizes- Starting 6:45pm
Fridays- Check Events and Music and Food Trucks
Saturdays- Check Events and Music and Food Trucks
Sundays- God took the 7th day off. We have a chillax day at the brewery so he/she has a place to go!