Assistant General Manager
Local to New Haven County, James Flynn spent most of his high school, college, and post grad years enveloped in the music scene. From running a live music venue in New Haven's Wooster Square neighborhood to working on Fauxchella, an all-Connecticut local music and arts festival, he has logged countless hours showcasing New Haven's local music scene. While a student of audio engineering at the University of New Haven, James began his career at Cask as a server, eventually moving through ranks as a barback, bartender, and beer trainer. In 2014, James left for New York City to pursue a master's in music education, but returned after finishing the program and was delighted to find a home back at Cask Republic. The world of craft beer that Cask opened up led to an avid interest in the brewing process. After a few years of group homebrewing and various wins at competitions, James decided to begin the process of opening a nanobrewery with a few long time friends turned business partners. He spends his down time working on the perfect playlist for Cask Republic, exploring the outdoors, and writing and performing music.
A few fun facts about James:
- He is an avid hiker and is planning a thru-hike of the Appalachian trail
- His band won a Connecticut Music Award for Best Indie Rock in 2014
- He loves road trips and has driven across the country five times