Isla Brewing Company
Jeff & Rhett McGahee have shared a love for Mexico and it’s people from the day they met in 2002. Whenever time and finances allowed, the two would venture south to enjoy the vibrant culture. In 2010, the duo landed on the shores of Isla Mujeres with their 10 month old daughter in tow. The McGahees had always dreamed of a life in Mexico, and upon experiencing the sense of family and community that is Isla Mujeres, they knew that Isla was destined to be their home.
Meanwhile back at home. . . Asheville, in the mountains of Western North Carolina, was experiencing an explosion of microbreweries and brewpubs, earning the tiltle of Beer City USA for several years. Like many Ashevillians, Jeff had long since been brewing beer at home, and the extensive community of beer enthusiasts provided the perfect environment for him to hone his craft. Having worked in the restaurant and entertainment industry for many years, Rhett had the skills to not only provide service, but to create an experience.
Great Location + Great Beer + Great Experience = Awesome Brewpub
So . . . in the Summer of 2013, The McGahees liqidated their world in Asheville and made the leap into to their next big adventure. . .
Handcrafted on an Island in the Caribbean
Isla Brewing Company is the First MicroBrewery on Isla Mujeres, offering European style ales with a Caribbean Flavor. Isla Mujeres is a small island in Mexico, 8 miles off the coast of Cancun.
Sleepy Iguana – Caribbean Pale Ale
Intense citrus flavor with a strong hop profile, crisp finish, and perfect for cooling down at the beach.
Wild Caribbean Blonde – Blonde Ale
Easy to drink and perfect for the new craft beer drinker. Watch out! Packs a punch.
Landlubber Ale – English Pale Ale
English style hops punctuate the malty finish of this ale. You can drink this one all day.
Mundaca Ale – Porter
Dark and Malty and just like it’s pirate namesake has a spicy finish.
This is the starting line-up of the beer selection, expect many more served in a frosted glass at the pub.