The Makers of Awesome

Historic Brewing Company was born out of a huge dream taken on by too few people. We all have a passion for craft beer and a vision that doesn't involve working for the man. We are family, we do it our way, and we chose the name "Historic" because we believe history is what you make of it. Craft what matters.




John “Johnny” Kennelly

Co-Founder + Master Beer Taster


A big lover of craft beer, Johnny has long had a dream of running his own brewery. It was just a little spark of an idea until the Spring of 2013 when that spark ignited into a freaking firecracker. Johnny has spent the last few years owning and operating his family’s three restaurants in Williams, AZ, where you can find many taps flowing full of craft beer greatness. Always dreaming of owning his own brewery, he one day shared this entrepreneurial vision with his sister Carole and a high-five was heard around the world. Fueled by the support of his kick-ass wife Tami and three ridiculously cute daughters, Johnny believes that craft beer doesn't need to be fussy, it just needs to be good.

#ManWithAPlan #MasterBeerTaster #MakerOfAwesome


Carole Kennelly

Co-Founder + Brand Warrior


Carole made her way back to Flagstaff from the San Francisco Bay with her dude and a dream of putting her heart into something she's passionate about. An entrepreneur just like her brother and co-founder John, Carole's true talents are winning over hearts in sales and marketing. She also creates most of the awesome names for the Historic Brews. Plus she's also kicking ass for their sister company, Grand Canyon Winery. Carole loves gardening, yoga, juicing, supporting local and throwing some big fist bumps to mother nature.

#Babewiththepower # #IdowhatIwant #Doerofcoolshit


Jeffrey Ryan May

Experienced Beer Taster + Event Support


Jeffrey made his to Flagstaff from the glorious state of California chasing his love of beer and the love of a beautiful woman. A true artist and craftsman, he spends his free time throwing pots on the wheel and working with wood. This man is good with his hands. In the brewery, Jeffrey brings a soft-spoken energy combined with the strength of a lumberjack, perfect for slinging kegs and hauling grain. Jeff is good for anything that needs to get done and has the stamina of an ox to follow through.

#pingpongmaster #bestbeardinthebrewery #thehairypotter


SherrilL Kennelly

Co-Founder + Keeper of the Castle


This mother of the bunch is the reason it's all possible. Sherrill's retirement plan went awry when this crazy lady chose to invest in the hopes and dreams of her ambitious offspring and (along with their father, Kevin Kennelly) be the primary investor in their brewery project. When she's not meticulously going over the books, Sherrill spends her hours writing music, rocking out at local open mics, and tending to her verdant backyard garden. Mother of five, grandmother of ten, this generous mama is an inspiration to us all in her ability to balance family with family business.

#HippieRocker #MotherofallMothers #BelievesinherKids


Zack "Muffins" Stoll

Brewer + The Muffin Man


From Philly, by way of the Sierra Nevada of California, Zack is a master of the outdoors, science, and taking care of business. His training in brewing started back in his undergrad days in PA with a course in the Art and Science of brewing, and then he completed his brew education (brewducation?) with the American Brewers Guild while working with wildlife in the California mountains. If you're lucky, you can find him brewing it up, behind the bar, or shredding some trail on his bike. Oh, and he REALLY likes muffins.