The first impression of Robert Dale, owner of the D & D Brewery in Honduras, is that he is an Independent man. He thinks for himself, has his own agenda and he enjoys his life.
12 years ago, he purchased 2 small houses on 2 acres of land.
He has built the cabins and brewry with his hard work and the help from his many visitors. He gave free lodging to some in
exchange for their labor.
Robert now has 4 cabins, a dorm room and has converted one of the original buildings to a facility for sleeping large groups.
The brewry is located in a refrigerated trailer from the U.S.A.. This is the type of trailer that is used to haul frozen foods or
perishable foods behind a large semi – tractor. He has the whole brewry enclosed in this trailer.
The D & D Brewry also has a restaurant, free wifi, and XM Sattelite music.
Close to D & D Brewry, located in the town of Los Naranjos, are Mayan Ruins, Lago Yojoa, caves to explore and the
Parqu Nacional Cerro Azul, or the Panacam Cloud Forest.
The brewery uses local ingredients to put together a beer that is unique.
Robert was taught by his father to brew beer. Since there were no micro breweries in Honduras, he thought that it would make his establishment unique. It has worked very well for him.
His establishment had been written about on traveladvisor.com, thenileguide.com, moon.com.
I asked, “Why Honduras as a place to settle?”
He told me that Honduras has a Constitution similar to the U.S.A. and a Bill of Rights. The ouster of the President last year was done according to the guidelines set by the Constitution.
The U.S. condemnation of that action was due to the use of the president as a agent within the ALBA, a group that is bucking the free trade initiative in Latin America. As it turned out, the ex- president was a double agent, working for ALBA. So much for the America Intelligence communities smarts!
I asked about the rights of foreigners.
Robert told me he was more worried about what was going on in the U.S.A., and the threats against his freedoms there. That was why he left, and moved to Honduras.
Interesting fellow, Robert Dale. He has certainly found a niche for himself in Honduras and seems to be enjoying his life.
If you visit the largest freshwater lake in Honduras, Lago Yojoa, stop in and have a brew with Robert. Tell him John Wilson says hi!
Cheers for now.