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Our Company

Pirate Republic is the first production craft brewery in The Bahamas. Like many craft beer companies, our adventures began in our own kitchens, with a homemade 5-gallon brewing system and enough bravado, enthusiasm and wide-eyed dreaming to now make us cry with laughter. One bold September home-brewing day, we agreed if we didn’t get our brewery opened by March we’d done something wrong. We did open in March – three years later! Brewing world-class beer and sharing it with our fans are our core passions.

OUR LOGO

Our corporate logo speaks to who we are: rooted in authentic historical detail, it celebrates our deep roots in The Bahamas, our focus on brewing world-class beer and our joy in sharing our brews with craft compatriots.

We called on the Jolly Roger of Christopher Condent, one of the pirates who considered Nassau home. Rather than surrender, Condent fled when Woodes Rogers arrived. We paired Condent’s jawless skull with cross-bottles instead of cross-bones. That “X” has two meanings. The first is certainly “X marks the spot.” Nassau was declared the Republic of Pirates in the early 1700s – Bahamian pirate history is as about authentic as it gets! The cross-bottles are also a nod to camaraderie when good friends get together to share a cold brew – cheers matey!

Lastly, using the 300-year old signature of Peter Pyfrom, our founder’s first ancestor in The Bahamas, we crafted our own, proprietary font: Pirate Republic.

We are indebted to the very talented Ryan Feerer who helped create the elements of our corporate logo and brought them together so perfectly. Ryan also hand-created our font. Our website is scattered with Ryan’s work.

All of our logos and marks are trademarked.

Our Crew

Alan Willner

CEO

Favorite Band: Darius Rucker and Dave Mathews Band
Favorite Bahamian Food: Conch Salad or Fritters
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer: Take No Quarter
Where did you first drink it? Tap room after an interview

Clayton Russell

Finance Manager

Favorite Band: Lassie Doh Boys

Favorite Bahamian Food: Crack Conch

Favorite Beer: Take No Quarter

Where did you first drink it? First had it in the Tap Room

Gio Johnson

Tap Room Supervisor

Favorite Band:  Bahamen – Who let the dogs out
Favorite Bahamian Food:  Fried Snapper
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer:  Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Where did you first drink it?  In a dark alley!

Jackson Herrington

Sales Manager | Florida

Favorite Band: Hatebreed

Favorite Bahamian Food: Conch served any way

Favorite Pirate Republic Beer: Long John Pilsner

Where did you first drink it? Casa Maria St Augustine Fl

James McIver

Key Account Manager

Favorite Band: - KISS

Favorite Bahamian Food: Caribbean Lobster and conch salad

Favorite Beer: Long John Pilsner

Where did you first drink it: Brew Hub

 

John Gallo

Sales Director | USA

Favorite Band:  The Rippingtons

Favorite Bahamian Food:  Conch Chowder

Favorite Pirate Republic Beer:  Long John Pilsner

Where did you first drink it?  Brew Hub (Lakeland FL)

James Farquharson

Key Account Manager | Nassau

Favorite Band: Guns N' Roses

Favorite Bahamian Food: Stew Fish (Red Snapper)

Favorite PIrate Republic Beer: Take No Quarter

Where did you first drink it?: On a kayak!

Jonathan Knowles

Head Brewer & Operations Manager

Favorite Band: Ronnie Butler and Tarrus Riley
Favorite Bahamian Food: Cracked Conch
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer: Captain Kidd's Kolsch
Where did you first drink it? Straight out of the tank during my first day!

Maggie Magdala

Cook

Favorite Band:  Willis and the Illest
Favorite Bahamian Food:  Pea Soup and Dumpling
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer:  Gold & Haze of Piracy
Where did you first drink it?  In the Taproom

Shari Clarke

Sales Manager | Bahamas

Favorite Band: Ira Storr and the Spank Band
Favorite Bahamian Food: Fried Barracuda
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer:  Long John Pilsner
Where did you first drink it? With Alan and Brian in the tap room!

Stephen Holowesko

Founder

Favorite Band:  Bob Marley and Old U2
Favorite Bahamian Food:  Minced Crawfish
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer:  Take No Quarter
Where did you first drink it?  From the tank!

Vance Farrington

Cellerman

Favorite Band:  Coldplay
Favorite Bahamian Food:  Pea Soup and Dumpling
Favorite Pirate Republic Beer:  Captain Kidd's Kolsch
Where did you first drink it?  In the Taproom

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