Yes, there is a new microbrewery in Roatan! I find that one of the pleasures of traveling is to discover new places that are worth visiting. Although I have been to Roatan countless times, I always find a great new surprise. This past week, upon arrival to the island I found a new breakfast spot in French Harbour. While enjoying a fantastic breakfast with great Honduran coffee, I said hello to a couple of old friends from the island. One of them told me about a healthy soursop beverage that he claims is a great anti-cancer agent. It probably is, I have heard many compliments about soursop and its benefits. He told me they were brewing it for him at the new microbrewery in Roatan!
This of course caught my attention and I set out to find this new brewery. I am happy to report that I did indeed find it. Sadly, it turns out that they are only open on Sundays for the time being. (I was there on Wednesday) However, Mark, the owner was on premises, brewing some beer. He was kind enough to give me a tour of the site. I was honestly, very impressed. This is a major operation and it was a privilege to visit. Mark even gave us a sampling of the different beers that he is brewing, a total of eight to be exact! But before he gave me a taste of his beer, I got to try a carbonated sample of my friend’s soursop tea. I was blown away at the great taste of his concoction.
Don´t Miss the new Microbrewery in Roatan
If you are on the island on a Sunday, make sure you visit the Roatan Island Microbrewery. Not only will you enjoy some great beer, but it seems like that atmosphere here can be lots of fun! There are a couple of bars on the island that are serving some samples of this locally brewed beer. These include the Sundowners bar in West End, the bar at the Paradise Beach Club and the best sports bar in Honduras: Herby’s. I must confess that after the taste of beer at this beer, I decided on having lunch at Herby´s. I really wanted to enjoy one more beer from the new microbrewery in Roatan before I came home.
The new microbrewery in Roatan is next to the Palmetto Bay Plantation Resort. This is the middle of the island and very easy to get to with the new roads in Roatan. Coming from Coxen Hole or the West End of the island, take the detour towards Mud Hole. The new road is a pleasure to drive and will get you there in a jiffy! If coming from French Harbour or the East End, take the new Brick Bay Road to the North Side of the island. The brewery offers a couple of food options that vary from week to week.