When Kevin, a triathlon enthusiast, was sidelined by an injury, he used his time off from training to pick up a new hobby—home brewing. His Pearl Harbor buddies and fellow craft beer enthusiasts Nick and Derek were always happy to taste test a Saturday afternoon pint, and soon the three friends dreamed of opening a brewery together. Nick returned from a visit to Dogfish Head Brewery convinced that they could make it work, and the rest is history.

Beer Lab HI was founded in 2015 and opened a tasting room in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2016. The brewery is built on the concept of constant change, experimentation and small batch brews to ensure that beer lovers have a memorable experience on every visit. Our 7 bbl system allows us to create unique brews with varying malt bills, hop profiles and specialty ingredients. The possibilities are endless. Come join us on our journey!

Beer Lab HI's Founders

Beer Lab HI in the News

Beer Lab HI Opens a Third Location on O‘ahu at Pearlridge Center
Christi Young, November 30, 2018, Honolulu Magazine
Hawaiʻi’s Newest Tastemakers
Martha Cheng, Fall 2018, UH Magazine
Beer Lab HI just opened in Waipio
Will McGough, September 12, 2018, Frolic Hawaii
Waikiki Brewing, Beer Lab HI team up to launch new beer
Katie Murar, June 1, 2018, Pacific Business News
4 Local Beers to Celebrate International Beer Day in Honolulu
Timothy Golden, August 4, 2017, Honolulu Magazine
Class of 2016: 34 of the Best New Breweries in the US
BeerAdvocate Staff, January 2017, BeerAdvocate Magazine
The Truth, much more, is on tap at Beer Lab HI
Tim Golden, March 16, 2016, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Beer Lab HI is Mānoa’s Newest Brewpub Where You Can Sample Local Craft Beers
Catherine Toth Fox, March 15, 2016, Honolulu Magazine
A Preview of Beer Lab HI
Tim Golden, March 1, 2016, Beer In Hawaii