Located in Kaka'ako on the Island of O'ahu, Aloha Beer Company is a locally owned and operated brewery, with beer brewed on Oahu. The company was founded by Steve Sombrero with Brewmasters Dave Campbell and Kaiao Archer at the helm. Aloha Beer Company is committed to the future of craft brewing in Hawaii, with roots in the traditions of the past.
Aloha Beer Company is proud to announce their new brewery and Tap Room at 700 Queen Street. Kaka’ako was once home to Hawaii’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 brewery.
Local businessman Steve Sombrero and noted brewer Dave Campbell are spearheading the efforts at Aloha Beer’s new brewery and Tap Room. Born and raised in Hawaii, Campbell is a respected pioneer of craft brewing in the islands. He became involved with Aloha Beer Company while serving as Brewmaster at Big Aloha Brewing at Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab. In addition, he has been a consultant on many craft beer projects on Oahu and beyond throughout his 20+ year career. Campbell will serve as Director of Brewery Operations at Queen Street and Kaiao Archer will be on the brew deck. Archer brings over thirteen years of craft brewery experience to the production of Aloha Beers.
The Aloha Beer Company Tap Room will feature a variety of beer styles brewed in-house along with crafted cocktails. Brad Miller, former Beverage Manager of Monkeypod Kitchen Ko Olina, joins the “A-team” at Aloha as Beverage Director and will be overseeing Tasting Room operations. Miller has his own history in brewing, having worked as an assistant brewer at Big Aloha with Campbell. He brings a passion for all things fermented from beer and wine to cheese, kraut, Kimchi and Kombucha. He can often be seen at the Kaka’ako Farmers Market on Saturdays picking up produce for the week, something new to pickle and ingredients that might be the star of his next cocktail.
The menu at Aloha Beer is being created by noted chef, restauranteur and pork purveyor Robert McGee. McGee has put together a menu that is inspired by, and designed to be paired with, Aloha’s brews. Many of the selections will feature beer as an ingredient as well. Items will range from pupus & shared plates, salads and sandwiches.
700 Queen St,
Honolulu, HI 96813