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Hawaii brewers find strength in numbers


    A Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild “tap takeover” at Square Barrels on Feb. 28 brought together representatives of the industry. Front row from left: Waikiki Brewing Co. brewmaster Joe Lorenzen, Lanikai Brewing Co. founder/CEO Steve Haumschild, guild executive director Cindy Goldstein, Honolulu Beerworks brewer Ken Caldwell and Beer Lab Hawaii president/CEO Nicolas Wong. Back row from left: Homebrew in Paradise owner Bill Sunrow, Lanikai Brewing Co. tasting room manager Trey Roy, Big Island Brewhaus brewmaster Thomas Kerns, Maui Brewing Co. owner Garrett Marrero and Stewbum & Stonewall owner/brewer Darren Garvey. Kaua‘i Island Brewing Co. brewmaster Dave Curry is at the very back.

Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero is one of the more active Hawaii brewmasters on social media. His Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with adventures inbeer making, a lot of shoes (he’s a kicks guy, too) and travel photos — plus a few cute dog shots for good measure. Read more

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