When John entered the beer world in 2008, fighting corporate juggernauts wasn’t the first thing on his mind.
As Director of NWT Enterprises Ltd, John saw a lack of choice in the local beer market and set out bring major international beer brands to T&T. In the years that followed, John developed a specialized skillset in the beer industry, successfully building brands while battling an ever-present monopoly, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing.
Selling beer wasn’t enough. John wanted to bring craft beer to the Caribbean in a truly meaningful way, and founding his own brewery was the only way to make that happen. Armed with a dream and a practical brewing course with world-renowned brewing scientist Charles Bamforth, John embarked on a mission to make Tommy’s Brewing Company a reality.
In 2018 John opened Tommy’s Brewing Company with the mission of continuing his fight to transform Trinbagonian beer culture, putting quality, innovative beer within reach of every beer drinker.
Favourite Beer Styles: Pale Lager, IPAs
Favourite Tommy’s Beers: Stowaway IPA, Batch 33, Pirogue Tropical Pils
Favourite Quote: “Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.” – Kanye West
We'd also like to raise our glass and mention all the hard-working managers,
bartenders, servers, chefs, and the rest of our Tommy's family
who helped make our brewpub a reality and keep it ticking every day!