Phil is an original founder of Brass Cannon and is now the General Manager.
A local guy originally from Newport News and now living in Williamsburg with his wife, who Phil met at a book club meeting.
Phil is one of those guys not easily pigeon holed. He tried college…. a few times…. didn’t like it… any of those times! He is a movie fanatic, estimating that he has some 1700 titles notched into his viewing belt. He finds himself drawn to the creative arts in a broad way and Brass Cannon makes use of those talents from sculpting our Tap Handles to making our High Top Tables, or the Giant Logo that hangs in The Cannon Tap Room, all of which were lovingly hand crafted by Phil.
Sarah is a charismatic 30-something who loves craft beer and hanging with her family and friends. Don’t we all??
Sarah has been the Tap Room Manager at Brass Cannon for more 3 years, but was formally moved to the position when the brewery changed ownership on July 1, 2018. So since then, the changes you have seen and the creation of The Cannon Tap Room at Brass Cannon Brewing has in large part been due to Sarah’s passion about bringing an entertaining but true beer experience to the people who come to visit us.
We are still trying to get Emily to release any kind of Bio! What we do know is she is one of the hardest working and dedicated people ever to darken our door and she always brightens the place up with what seems to be a never ending smile. She knows beer and knows people and while she brightens your day, keep in mind she is also a high school biology teacher who is coming back to work for us for the summer. No slouch this one! Her positivity is infectious, her love for craft beer is out of this world, and anytime she is behind the bar its impossible to not have a great time.
Amber is one of the hardest workers we know! Starting out as a regular trivia and bingo player, this Ohio native became a part of The Cannon family in 2020 while also working at Great Wolf and Starbucks. Not only does she sling beer and make her customers smile, she also hosts Trivia night on occasion. There's never a dull moment when Ambers around.
Sylvia was a regular regular at The Cannon before jumping behind the bar. She is a Cannon Battalion member and beer connoisseur. Originally from Germany, she puts the fire in fire cracker and is a jack of all trades, master of all of 'em. She was already family before jumping into the role of beertender and now she's stuck with us.
Matty is the newest member of our team and has made a big splash since his arrival. He's charismatic, always smiling, and ready to jump in with a quick witted joke. He's knowledgeable about the brews and ready to offer a helping hand any time its needed.
Louise is a bit of a sports fan as you can see from her death grip on the Stanley Cup above. But in the rest of her life she is a graphics artist and marketing specialist. Louise has managed the graphics department of a major newspaper, was the marketing manager for the largest booze distributor in the Caribbean, and was a bar tender and lived on St Thomas for nearly 20 years and lets just say ... "all that that entails". Louise is the indispensable person and part of the fire behind the scenes at The Cannon and Brass Cannon Brewing.
Matt is the CCABW making sure the resources are there for us to deliver a quality product and experience. Matt is a home brewer and got ruined by drinking good beer as early as.... well lets just say the 70s!! He was into craft beer before there was such a thing and he knows good beer when he finds it. That is what drove Matt to be an early investor in Brass Cannon back in 2013 and to acquire the brewery out-right mid-way through 2018.
The changes since then are a result of a new direction based upon the concepts of: Great Beer, New Beer Every Week, Entertaining Experience, Community, Customer Service, and rebranding as The Cannon Tap Room at Brass Cannon Brewing. So, stay tuned. The best of The Cannon is still to come!