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.
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 – 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), beerlabhi.com
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, realgastropub.com; (808) 732-2337, brewdcraftpub.com
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 instagram.com/brokenboundary808
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, hanakoabrewing.com
Honolulu Beerworks – Temporarily closed. Cans are available in grocery and convenience stores statewide. honolulubeerworks.com
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. lanikaibrewing.com
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. mauibrewingco.com
Olomana Brewing Co. – Crowler and growler fills available for all beer. threepeakshawaii.com
Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co. – Temporarily closed. stewbumandstonewall.com
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. villagebeerhawaii.com