About us “Jungle John”




Mundo Maya (Mayan world) Brewing Company is the creation of long time Playa Del Carmen resident, known to many as “Jungle John”.  Originally Canadian but now also a Mexican citizen, John pioneered the first ATV motorcycle jungle tour back in 1995 when Playa was just starting to develop. After selling the ATV tour and  later businesses, John returned to Canada for a short time where he became reacquainted with his old hobby of brewing and craft beers.  His brewing hobby grew into a business interest as the micro-brewing industry was taking off in Mexico. Realizing that Canadian winters hadn’t really warmed up much and weren’t likely to any time soon, John decided it was time to return to the warmth of Mexico and the Mayan World he knew and liked so well to start a new business venture that would become Mundo Maya Brewing Company. John put his engineering skills to work and along with ideas developed with his colleagues in Toronto, he was able to engineer a completely-custom 15 barrel brew house. Together with some innovative brewing techniques, great beers started to develop. In early 2012, (an auspicious year??), testing began in Playa with the local water supply, and after a few batches and adjustments to the local water chemistry, the first beers were on the mark.Although we didn’t go to market in 2012, the foundation was then set for the brewing to begin.  Nothing worth doing well should be rushed, and after further equipment was developed and locations identified, the brew house was set to commence operation Dec 2013.  A new beginning in 2012 as the Mayan prophecy predicted…And here we are today

 Mundo Maya Brewing Company…”Beer of the Gods”

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