A loan helped a woman, minority & veteran owned brewery fund start-up costs.


Harsha's story

I grew up as a Jamaican-American immersed in the melting pot that is New York City. About 4 years ago, I relocated to Colorado and found it difficult to find others from the Caribbean and connect with my culture, which is extremely important to me. In order to bridge the cultural gap that I was experiencing, my fiancé, Jesse, and I decided to use our appreciation for great beer as an opportunity for diversification -- both in the brewing industry and our local community.

I want to create a space where Jamaican immigrants or Jamaican-Americans (like myself) could experience a little piece of home here in Colorado.

Together, we have over 15 years of work and educational experience including work in the sustainability, energy, customer-service, retail, cybersecurity, software development and food-service industries. Our brewery will combine skills from these career experiences while merging our passion for beer, community and the Jamaican culture.


This loan is special because:

It helps a female entrepreneur kickstart her business.



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About Wah Gwaan Brewing Company

Industry: Food
Years in operation: New Business
Website: wahgwaanbrewingco.com


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