GREAT BREWS
MADE WITH GREAT HEART

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HEAD BREWER

MEET ALAN STILES

A Colorado Springs native, Alan’s grandparents moved here from Greece in the early 20th century. In fact, his Grandfather’s cobbler shop sat right across the alley from Phantom. He started home brewing in 1987 and has been brewing professionally since opening Cheyenne Mountain Brewing Company in 1996. Alan is an avid mountain biker (his favorite bike is his Waltworks rigid 29er single speed, but has been known to get after it on his Stumpjumper Expert on occasion). He has three hunting dogs and an amazing wife. Alan has been with PCBC since October 2009.

LEAD BREWER

MEET TROY JOHNSON

Lead Science Janitor Troy was conceived and born in a seedy pool hall on the wrong side of the tracks in the worst part of town (Pueblo). Raised by feral dogs on the mean streets this retired male dancer found his “forever home” amongst kindred spirits at Phantom Canyon four years ago. His bucket list includes becoming a Bollywood stuntman. Fun fact: Rumor has it that he’s in the witness protection program but we’re scared to ask him.

PROSPECT

MEET RYAN EMLEY

Former resident cat juggler at a kitty mill, Ryan was imported from a not-for-profit brewery in Kansas where he was the assistant to the assistant of the head bucket operator. When the cat breeding/juggling industry fell on hard times (and PETA nearly chased him out of the state) he saw the error of his ways and took a vow of poverty leading him naturally to a career in brewing. He’s moved up in the world and is now allowed to switch the mill on (due to his previous cat mill experience) but only when supervised. Fun fact: While in high school voices in his head told him to “tune in, turn on and drop out”. He did, and in an unfortunate turn of events he became a Jonas Brothers roadie.

Dedication would be an understatement when acknowledging the passion our brewers share with one another. They and their ideas are as bold as the very brews they craft. Through their fearless experimentation, we proudly introduce unique, interesting beers—unlike anything you’ll find at any other brewery in Colorado Springs.