waikiki brewing company – seriously good beer, food and fun

Cruising in Kakaako a few months back, we landed at Waikiki Brewing Company. Famished, Chrissy had the Kiawe Smoked Baby Back Ribs and I ordered the Kona Coffee Rubbed Beef Brisket along with a flight of beer each.

My flight had Aloha Spirit Blonde Ale, 808 Pale Ale, Hana Hou Hefe, and English Brown Ale.  Between the carnivoris meal and swigging 16 ounces of beer, we were satiated and on the verge of leaving when, Joe Lorenzen, the Brewmaster, offered to show us the brewery – aka “where the magic happens”.

Joe lead us on an impromptu tour.  Walking and talking he took us through the steps from grain to can. Thus my new disclaimer: I don’t know a lot about beer. I thought I did… but I don’t.

His zeal for the craft was evident and this near obsessive attention to detail spells success. And the best way to enjoy success – is to share it!

Beer aficionado’s already hangout here but even non- beer enthusiasts come to Waikiki Brewing Company because it’s a pleaser. So “to beer” or “not to beer” is a question that can be decided later because it’s a kinda perfect place to chill out, grab a bite, loosen up and go with the flow. But… have the beer… for goodness sake.

Waikiki Brewing Company

831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

1945 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

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our top ten list of where to get married in hawai‘i

A Destination wedding in Hawai’i is always a good idea. For February, the month of love, we are sharing our favorite island wedding venues. Below, and in no particular order, are seven Oahu venues (where we live) and three outer island venues. With half a century of experience in the Hawai’i wedding industry between Chrissy and me – take our word on this.


The Kahala Hotel & Resort


Moli‘i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch


The Royal Hawaiian Resort

Turtle Bay

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa


Olowalu Plantation House


Four Seasons Hualalai


The St. Regis Princeville Resort

Each of these properties has it’s own character and we hope you’ll consider your unique style to find the perfect match. Need help? Shoot us an email and we’ll point you in the right direction.

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