Coronavirus Alert: These Honolulu Breweries Need Your Help Now

Need a good beer to get through all the bad news? Add growlers to your pantry and support local brewers facing draft brews with a shelf life.
Hana Koa Brewing Co Kakaakos Newest Brewery And Largest Taproom Tap Handles

The taps at Hana Koa Brewing Co. two dollars from each crowler sale will go into the staff’s tip pool. Photo: Alexander B. Gates



Wednesday afternoon, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell ordered all restaurants, bars and nightclubs to close dine-in service for 15 days starting Friday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m. Many local breweries bottle or can their products, but most of the smaller ones rely on customers who enjoy a few rounds of beer with a full meal. Fresh beer can only last about 30 days in the tanks.


We called around to see where you could still fill up crowlers (32-ounce cans) and growlers (32- or 64-ounce glass or stainless steel containers) to help out. After all, everything looks brighter with a good beer.


The situation is ever evolving, so details below are subject to change.


Beer Lab Hi Taps

Photo: Courtesy of Beer Lab HI



Aloha Beer Co. – Temporarily closed. Look for to-go options coming soon on a limited basis.


Beer Lab HI – The University and Waipiʻo locations are offering crowlers and growlers filled to-go only and are open for the limited hours of noon to 7 p.m. Order online or over the phone. (808) 888-0913 (University), (808) 517-3128 (Waipiʻo),


Bent Tail Brewing/Real Gastropub/Brew’d – At the Kakaʻako location, all Bent Tail beers are available for growler fills. Menus are available online. Bring your own growler; it will be sanitized, filled and sealed. For beer currently on tap at Brew’d in Kaimukī, prices vary but all (excluding sours) are available for growler fills. (808) 200-2739,; (808) 732-2337,


Broken Boundary Brewing – The newest brewery on Oʻahu has delayed its soft opening but has beer ready to go. Look for growler fill opportunities on a limited basis. Located in Homebrew in Paradise. Find it at


Hana Koa Brewing Co. – The full menu is available to-go. All beers on tap are available for crowler fills. Keep in mind, two new St. Patrick’s Day beers are on tap and $2 of each crowler goes to the staff tip pool. Limited hours of noon to 7 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Call or drive up and place your order. (808) 591-2337,


Honolulu Beerworks – Temporarily closed. Cans are available in grocery and convenience stores statewide.


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Inu Island Ales – Open limited hours, 3 to 8 p.m., for crowler pickup only. All online merchandise sales currently have free shipping.


Lanikai Brewing Co. – To-go bottles are 19% off at its Tap and Barrel tasting room in Kailua. Bottles are also available in some stores.


Maui Brewing Co. – All four brewery and restaurant locations are temporarily closed. Kīhei and Kahana on Maui will be the first locations to reopen with beer, seltzer, canned coffee and a set menu for takeout. Waikīkī and Kailua details are coming soon. Cans and bottles selections are available in select stores.


Olomana Brewing Co. – Crowler and growler fills available for all beer.


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Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co. – Temporarily closed.


Waikīkī Brewing Co. –Both locations will close for dining in on Friday. The Kakaʻako location will have beer and food to go. Cans are available in stores.


Village Bottle Shop and Tasting Room – The tasting room is temporarily closed, but the bottle shop, with one of the best selections in the state, is open for limited hours.


Neighbor Island BreweriesBig Island Brewhaus, Hilo Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Ola Brew Co., and Kōhola Brewery all offer cans and bottles at select stores.