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.

Charles McManus

Head Brewer

After completing the Food Science degree from Florida State University, Charles moved to Colorado to pursue a career in craft beer and earned a spot on the team at Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. After nearly 5 years with the company, he was offered the position as Head Brewer at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs. While his passion for beer is obvious he is also an avid rock climber, food science geek and a loving dog dad.

Ryan Emley

Lead Brewer

Former financial planner turned brewer, Ryan has an affinity for all things craft beer. His love of brewing began where most start, at home. Ryan previously worked as Packaging Manager at Tallgrass Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas before he and his wife moved to Colorado Springs to further his brewing career. He has been with Phantom Canyon Brewing Company since 2017 and is the main Production Brewer. When he’s not in the brewery, he can be found taking advantage of all Colorado has to offer including camping, hiking, golfing, snowboarding or enjoying a scenic drive in the mountains.

Alex Turner


Alex comes to us with a background as an Athletic Trainer. Immediately after graduating college she began working with Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL. Consistently questioning everything about brewing spurred her on to delving into the depths of the world of beer. Wanting to live surrounded by nature brought her here to Colorado Springs. Fun fact: Her official arm wrestling name is the Schwarz Phantom.

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.

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