While enjoying some beers on a boat on the crystal clear waters off Seven Mile Beach one Sunday afternoon, the question was posed: why does the Cayman Islands not have its own craft brewery? It was this question that fueled the desire to establish a quality, local, craft brewery that would cater to the Cayman lifestyle and become something that Cayman could call its own.
With any craft brewery, a qualified brew master is essential, so the search began for someone who could assist with bringing the idea to life, reflect this in the brews, and help bring true, quality, local craft beer to our islands. Jordan MacNevin was the man for the job.
A name for the brewery and a sharp logo had to be formulated. As this brewery is all about the islands and the Cayman lifestyle, the nautical coordinates were the obvious place to start and 19-81 Brewing Co. set sail.
Three beers are our foundation. Cayman Blonde, Island Session and Tropical IPA. From time to time, you will find limited editions produced in collaboration with local farmers and stakeholders.We are very proud to bring you fresh, local, craft beer, made right here in Grand Cayman from the finest ingredients. We are a craft brewery that truly wants to embody in its brews all that our islands represent.
You’ll find us brewing at 273 Dorcy Drive where you can visit us in the tap room and sample our foundation brews and limited editions. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in private events, tours or even creating your own craft beer.