Get To Know Your Brewers

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.

Kat Hess

Head Brewer

Kat Hess is the Head Brewer at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, a distinguished craft brewery, pub and restaurant nestled in the heart of Colorado Springs. With extensive experience overseeing brewing operations at various celebrated craft breweries throughout Colorado, Hess brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the team. In her role, Kat oversees all aspects of the brewing operations, curates recipes for sought-after brews and leads the Phantom Canyon team that delivers beer straight from their barrels to guests’ hands.

In 2023, Kat received her World Brewing Academy Diploma from the Siebel Institute of Technology/Doemens Academy, which is recognized as one of the world's leaders in brewing education. Kat's passion for brewing, coupled with her commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, positions her as a standout professional in the craft brewing industry. Her two favorite styles of beer are French Saisons and Munich Helles.

When she isn't creating one-of-a-kind brews, she is often fishing, cooking, playing video games or Dungeons and Dragons, and traveling the world with her family. Kat is originally from Boston and is a huge Boston sports fan. She loves to watch NFL games to cheer on the Patriots! Kat believes beer is best enjoyed with family and friends and great food; you can find her creating those experiences for her guests at Phantom Canyon!

Andy Herrera

Assistant Brewer

Originally from LA, Andy fell in love with craft beer here in the Springs! His favorites are Pilsners, but he'll enjoy a little bit of everything.

Tap List

We invite you now to step up to the bar where you’ll find 14 to 19 brews on tap along with all kinds of adventurous seasonal rotators. That’s what makes us the best brewery Colorado Springs has to offer.

Our Beers

A tap selection as expansive as the canyon itself.