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Cheers to Honolulu: Discovering the 6 Best Breweries for Beer Connoisseurs

July 2023

Get ready to embark on a beer lover’s paradise as we take you through the top six breweries in Honolulu that you simply can’t miss.

1. Honolulu Beerworks

If you’re visiting the island of Oahu, it’s a good idea to stop by Honolulu Beerworks. This Honolulu-based brewery offers a unique assortment of artisan beers that will delight any beer enthusiast’s appetite. IPAs, lagers, and stouts are just a few of the different types of beers you can sample when you go to Honolulu Beerworks. We recommend trying their flagship beer, the Pia Mahi’ai Honey Citrus Saison, made with local honey and citrus. The beer is perfect especially when paired with the pork belly banh mi or the Honolulu cheese steak. Experience the true taste of Hawaii through their locally crafted beers. Try out Honolulu Beerworks on your next vacation!

2. Waikiki Brewing Company

Waikiki Brewing Company offers an unbeatable combination of great beer and ocean views. The brewing company is a must-see for any beer lover traveling to Honolulu. Waikiki Brewing Co. has gained popularity amongst tourists and locals mainly because of its focus on using locally sourced ingredients and creating delicious craft beers. They also offer a delicious food menu, with items like their popular beer-battered fish and chips and their mouth-watering pulled pork sandwich. Visit Waikiki Brewing Co. for an excellent brewing experience!

3. Aloha Beer Company

Aloha Beer Company is another local brewery that you should check out. It stands in the bustling neighborhood of Kaka’ako and is a go-to for beer lovers. A favorite spot from the Aloha Beer Company is their spacious and inviting taproom. Here, you can enjoy a cold pint of one of Aloha Beer Company’s signature brews, one of which is the award-winning Aloha Lager. There’s always something new and exciting to try at Aloha Beer Company. Visit today! 

4. Lanikai Brewing Company

Lanikai Brewing Company is a small family-owned brewery that uses fresh local ingredients with a menu that has a unique, tropical taste. Pillbox Porter, one of their rich, chocolatey beers, has that tropical twist. You could also order a Maunawili IPA, another one of their popular drinks. Situated on the beautiful Windward side of Oahu in Kailua, this brewery offers a chill and relaxing atmosphere with a great selection of handcrafted beers. One of their most natural ingredients is honey from their bees. Lanikai Brewing Company also offers guided tours in their area for visitors who want to know more about the brewing process. You can also expect live music performances and regular events that keep the spirit of Oahu alive. What are you waiting for? Get ready to sip at Lanikai Brewing Company!

5. Beer Lab HI

Beer Lab HI is a brewery and taproom that specializes in experimental beers. This small and cozy brewery located in the Kakaako neighborhood offers a unique experience of beer tasting and brewing. One of their more popular beers is called the “Lilikoi Sour.” It’s a tart and refreshing sour ale made with passionfruit. Another standout beer is their “Coconut Hiwa Porter,” which is a rich and creamy porter infused with toasted coconut.

There are also plenty of community-hosted events held at Beer Lab. Trivia nights, live music, and beer release parties are some of their most popular activities. Plan your visit to Beer Lab HI now!

6. Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co.

Last but certainly not least, Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co. is a local brewery known for quality, innovation, and a constantly changing selection of unique brews. We recommend trying the Okole Maluna, a smooth and easy-drinking blonde ale, or the Black Strap Molasses Porter, a rich and complex beer with complementing hints of coffee and chocolate. Enjoy a plate of their delicious Italian Aussie while you’re there. 

Give Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co. a call for more details! 

Final Thoughts

We hope this list has helped you choose the next spot on your itinerary. If you still need accommodations, check out the Best Western The Plaza Hotel — the perfect place to stay while you visit the top local breweries in Hawaii. 

The hotel’s convenient location and comfortable rooms will make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to taste the best beers, and stay at the best hotel in town!

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