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Harsha Maragh & Jesse Brown


Wah Gwaan Brewing Company was founded by owners, Harsha Maragh and Jesse Brown in 2020. The idea for the brewery was driven by Harsha's Jamaican heritage, a shared love for craft beer, a passion for homebrewing and the desire to create social change within the industry.

Harsha is a first-generation Jamaican-American, as her parents were both born and raised in Jamaica. She relocated to the Front Range of Colorado from New York City and has since found it difficult to connect to her culture and find other Jamaicans. Jesse is a US Marine, veteran of the Afghanistan war and Denver native. He has always had ambitions of opening his own business, while giving back to the local community. 

Harsha and Jesse wanted to create a place where Jamaicans (and Caribbean immigrants or other first-generation Caribbean-Americans) could experience a little piece of home.

Wah Gwaan Brewing Company is the perfect blend of the laid-back culture, sense of community and appreciation of good beer found in both Colorado and Jamaica.