Aloha Beer Company is proud to announce their new brewery and Tap Room at 700 Queen Street. Kaka’ako was once home to Hawai’i’s booming beer business from 1900 to the late 1960s and Aloha Beer’s new production facility and Tap Room is located a stone’s throw from the Historic Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company Building at 553 Queen Street and blocks away from the former site of Primo’s Cooke Street Brewery. The opening means the return of the production of Aloha Beer to Oahu and an opportunity to establish a new future for the brewer
Dave Campbell is passionate about beer and has been developing new recipes and techniques since he first discovered craft brewing in 1985, as a senior in high school (the drinking age was 18 at the time). He was born and raised in Hawaii, a 1985 graduate of Punahou School. He received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1991.
Dave started home brewing at a young age and founded O’ahu Home Brewing Supply until 1997 when he became the Brewmaster at Sam Choy’s. Dave taught at the University of Hawaii Leisure Studies Program and did consulting work and brewing for Ali’i Brewing Company, along with many other breweries in the islands. He has authored many articles on brewing and the history of brewing in Hawaii and is considered the “Pioneer of Craft Beer” in the Hawaii beer community.
Kaiao Archer takes on the role as brewer at Aloha Beer. Kaiao, born in Kealakekua on Hawai’i Island, brings over 12 years of experience in the brewing industry. He has brewed continuously from 2004, throughout the islands as well as in San Diego. Brought on board in January 2016, Archer has been involved in the brewhouse design and build from the ground up. “It’s been an amazing experience so far. This is the first time in my 12-year career that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a brewery project from the ground floor. To have had a hand in almost every aspect of the buildout has been a privilege. I can’t wait to see where our hard work takes us in the future.”