Craft beer alert: All-local tap takeover happening Saturday

Beers from 12 breweries across the state are taking over Village Bottle Shop

This Saturday is your chance to taste the range of craft beers brewed in Hawaii: Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room is hosting an all-Hawaii tap takeover featuring 18 local beers from around the state. Every island with a brewery will be represented.

Besides bringing most of the local craft beer world together for a celebration, there’ll be raffles, games and prizes. Even better, all proceeds will go to the Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild, which promotes independent commercial breweries that produce 100 percent of their beers in Hawaii. Which means every dollar you spend will help the entire local industry, meaning more Hawaii beers for us!

What: Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild Tap Extravaganza

When: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Where: Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, 675 Auahi St. in Kakaako

Who’ll be there: Maui Brewing Co., Waikiki Brewing Co., Honolulu Beerworks, Beer Lab HI, Lanikai Brewing Co., Kohola Brewing Co., Big Island Brewhaus, Ola Brew Co., Hawaii Nui Brewing Co., Kauai Island Brewery, Kauai Beer Co., Inu Island Ales. 

Draft list: 

Beer Lab HI Expelliarmus Session IPA

Big Island Brewhaus Graham’s Pilsner

Big Island Brewhaus Red Giant

Hawaii Nui Southern Cross

Hawaii Nui Hapa Brown

Mehana Humpback Island Lager

Honolulu Beerworks Cocoweizen

Honolulu Beerworks Wet Hop Mosaic IPA

Inu Island Ales Island Punch w/ Peach + Mango 

Inu Island Ales Island Punch w/ Raspberry

Lanikai Brewing Island Life Sour Brut IPA


Ola Pineapple Cider

Kauai Beer Co. Under Construction IPA

Kohola Talk Story Pale Ale

Maui Brewing Land of Rainbows Sour Saison

Waikiki Brewing Kahalu’u Blonde

Waikiki Brewing Wet Hop Loral Pale Ale


What is the Brewers’ Guild? 


The Brewers Guild is an organization that represents member breweries who make 100% of their beer in Hawaii. All of the funds donated to the organization are used to promote brewing locally and to improve the marketplace for current and future members. A lot of this work surrounds legislation as it relates to beer laws, including direct sales, shipping, packaging, and consistency across counties. “We have worked closely with many of the liquor commissioners from the various counties and we continue to work on these goals. They have been very helpful and supportive,” said Steve Haumschild of Lanikai Brewing, one of the Guild’s Board of Directors. 


Raffles and Prizes: 

Raffles are a $5 donation for 1 ticket, or $20 donation for 5 tickets. Must be present to win (drawings start at 830 p.m.). All proceeds will go to the Brewers Guild. Below are the prize packages that will be raffled off: 

Honolulu Beerworks

  • Prize for 2 people

  • Private brewery tour (including barrel room)

  • Lunch

  • 2 HBW tshirts

  • 2 HBW hats


Lanikai Brewing

  • Prize for 4 people

  • Private brewery tour

  • $30 gift card


Stewbum & Stonewall

  • Prize for 2 people

  • Invitation to friends & family”/ “VIP” opening party at new Downtown location

  • 2 $150 Gift Cards

  • Swag pack


Waikiki Brewing Co.

  • Prize for 2 people

  • Private Brewery tour

  • Lunch

  • Swag pack


Maui Brewing Co.

  • $100 gift card to Maui Brewing Co. Restaurants (Waikiki location)


Beer Lab HI

  • Prize for 2 people

  • Private tour of the new Waipio brewery