List of breweries in Hawaii

Breweries in Hawaii produce a wide range of beers in different styles that are marketed locally, regionally, and nationally.

In 2012, Hawaii’s 11 breweries and brewpubs employed 180 people directly, and more than 5,500 others in related jobs such as wholesaling and retailing.[1][2] Including people directly employed in brewing, as well as those who supply Hawaii’s breweries with everything from ingredients to machinery, the total business and personal tax revenue generated by Hawaii’s breweries and related industries was more than $128 million.[3] Consumer purchases of Hawaii’s brewery products generated almost $65 million extra in tax revenue.[4] In 2012, according to the Brewers Association, Hawaii ranked 27th in the number of craft breweries per capita with 10.[5]

For context, at the end of 2013, 2,822 breweries were in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries, and 119 regional craft breweries.[6] In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.[7]

Breweries[edit]

Brewery City Island Notes
Big Island Brewhaus[8] Waimea Hawai‘i
Waikiki Brewing Company[9] Waikīkī, Honolulu Oahu
Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co.[10] Kāneohe Oahu
Maui Brewing Company[11][12] Kihei Maui The Lāhainā no longer produces as of 2016; all production is currently out of the Kihei location. Lāhainā has a full restaurant as does the Kihei location. MBC opened a Honolulu location on January 31, 2017 and a Kailua location in February 2019
Lanikai Brewing Co[13] Kailua Oahu
Kona Brewing Company[14][15] Kailua-Kona Hawai‘i A pub is also located in Hawai‘i Kai, Oahu. All draft beer served in Hawai‘i is brewed in Kona according to Craft Beer Alliance, though it’s not actually true as many of the kegs actually come from Portland old CBA brewery. The majority of production takes place in the Anhesuer-Busch plant in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Koholā Brewery[16] Lāhainā Maui All beers are brewed and packaged on Maui.Located in the former Maui Brewing location.
Kauai Island Brewery & Grill[17] Port Allen Kauai
Honolulu Beerworks[18] Kaka‘ako, Honolulu Oahu
Kauai Beer Company[19] Lihue Kauai
Hawaii Nui Brewing Company[20] Hilo Hawai‘i Combined with Mehana Brewing
Beer Lab HI[21] Mō‘ili‘ili, Honolulu Oahu
Aloha Beer Company[22] Kaka‘ako, Honolulu Oahu Opened on January 19, 2017.
Primo Brewing & Malting Company[23] Kauai Bottled Primo is imported from California and draft Primo in Hawai‘i was being made on Kauai, but with no recent reference as to who brews it currently.
Home of the Brave Beverage Co[24] Kaka‘ako, Honolulu Oahu
Hana Koa Brewing Co.[25] Kaka‘ako,

Honolulu

Oahu
Mahalo Aleworks[26] Makawao Maui First Maui brewery to open Upcountry. Opened 2021.

Defunct breweries:

  • Hoku Brewing Company[27] – Honolulu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Brewer’s Almanac – Active Brewer Permits, 2004–2012”. The Beer Institute. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ “The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry – State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Hawaii”. The Beer Institute. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  3. ^ “The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry – State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Hawaii”. The Beer Institute. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  4. ^ “The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry – 2012 Data, Hawaii”. The Beer Institute. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  5. ^ “Capita per Brewery” (PDF). Brewers Association. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  6. ^ “Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth”. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  7. ^ “Beer Serves America”. The Beer Institute. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  8. ^ “Big Island Brewhaus Expanding its Distribution”. Big Island Now. May 17, 2013.
  9. ^ “Waikiki Brewing Company Grand Opening Beer List”. Beer In Hawaii. March 24, 2015.
  10. ^ “Launching new brews at Stewbum & Stonewall”. KITV4 News. June 20, 2015.
  11. ^ “Maui Brewing taps into its global potential”. Pacific Business News. March 1, 2013.
  12. ^ “Maui Brewing Company to Build Brewery in Kihei Share”. Maui Now. January 13, 2013.
  13. ^ “Lanikai Brewing Company Brewers Series Release #1 – POG Berliner Weisse”. Beer In Hawaii. September 3, 2015.
  14. ^ “Kona Brewing is Now a Subsidiary of Craft Brewers Alliance”. Mutineer Magazine. September 3, 2010.
  15. ^ “Interview with Kona Brewing president Mattson Davis”. Chicago Now. March 28, 2013.
  16. ^ Bohlool, Kiaora (24 March 2016). “Koholā Brewery: Tapping in to a Dream”. MauiNow.com. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  17. ^ “2013 Maui Brewers Festival List of Breweries”. Beer In Hawaii. April 8, 2013.
  18. ^ “Honolulu Beerworks Grand Opening This Friday”. Beer In Hawaii. April 10, 2014.
  19. ^ “Kauai Beer Company Opens With 2 Flagship Beers”. Beer In Hawaii. September 11, 2013.
  20. ^ “Big Island’s Hawaii Nui Brewing LLC gets new owner”. Pacific Business News. December 30, 2013.
  21. ^ “Beer Lab HI a Love Story”. Honolulu Magazine. March 15, 2016.
  22. ^ “Beer Mania: Aloha Beer Co”. Pacific Edge Magazine. October 31, 2012.
  23. ^ “Hawaii’s Iconic Primo Lager Now Available On The Mainland For First Time In Over A Decade”. Transworld Surf. February 18, 2009.
  24. ^ “The Brewseum – Home Of The Brave New Beer Hall and Tour”. Beer In Hawaii. January 30, 2014.
  25. ^ “Home”. Hana Koa Brewing Co. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  26. ^ “Mahalo Aleworks”. Mahalo Aleworks. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  27. ^ “Meet The Brewer: Adam Boggs of Hoku Brewing Company”. Beer In Hawaii. Jun 16, 2015.