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
Hailing from India, our award-winning master brewer is fluent in four languages: English, Hindi, Oriya, and most importantly, brewing. With experience spanning 7 countries, Saty has worked in some of the world’s largest breweries, helped set-up dozens of craft breweries, and won numerous international beer awards in the process.
Whether he’s working hard in the brewery, or sharing a pint with our brewpub regulars, Saty’s knowledge, passion and personality are at the centre of everything we do.
Favourite Beer Styles: IPA, German Lager
Favourite Tommy’s Beers: Devil’s Woodyard, Pirogue Tropical Pils
Strategy & Brand Development
Like many beer nerds, Bryan’s love of beer began in university, and never quite stopped. Having discovered the different styles of beer available outside of Trinidad, he returned home unwilling to settle for local options, and began brewing, building his beer knowledge one mistake at a time.
Ten years of home brewing later, he joined the Tommy’s team, and settled into a perfect role which combined his interests in brewing, creativity, and branding.
Favourite Beer Styles: Belgian Quads, IPAs, Hoppy Pilsners
Favourite Tommy’s Beers: Papa Yo!, Dragon's Mouth Barrel Aged, Pirogue Pilsner
Wilfredo "Gigio" Omana
Taproom & Restaurant GM
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!