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Kapālama Kai announces the addition of Honolulu Beerworks to its community

Kapālama Kai welcomes local brewery to the district known for food and beverage manufacturing and distribution. The 23,000-square-foot space in Kamehameha Schools’ Waiakamilo Industrial Complex will increase production capacity for Honolulu Beerworks, who has plans to open a tasting room at the location in the future.

“We’re excited for this next phase of Honolulu Beerworks and am heartened to be part of the Kapālama Kai community,” said Geoffrey Seideman, owner of Honolulu Beerworks.

The husband-and-wife team of Geoffrey Seideman and Charmayne Malloy opened the local brewery on Kamehameha Schools lands in Our Kaka‘ako in 2014. From the beginning, the owners focused on using unique and locally sourced ingredients in the brewing process. Honolulu Beerworks now has an experimental and robust barrel aging program with one simple goal—delicious craft beer. Seideman and Malloy attribute their success to the drive of their Beerworkers, whose passion is fueled by the support of their loyal beer-loving community.

Honolulu Beerworks hopes to start production and sell cans from its Kapālama Kai location in mid-2023.

“We welcome Honolulu Beerworks to our tenant ‘ohana in the growing Kapālama Kai community,” said Haunani Fujimoto, director of leasing with Kamehameha Schools. “Honolulu Beerworks adds to the already solid base of commercial and industrial businesses to support a resilient community with an array opportunities for food sustainability, workforce development and production.”

Honolulu Beerworks joins a diverse group of tenants that support Hawai‘i’s food systems industry. Kamehameha Schools is focused on growing healthy and accessible food in Hawaiʻi by creating opportunities in production, processing, and consumption on its lands.

“From Our Kaka‘ako to Kapālama Kai, our tenants are pillars of the communities they serve and their success is important to us,” said Fujimoto. “With all of our market areas, we work closely with our tenants to understand their needs and constraints, and how we can kōkua in those areas.” 

Located in the heart of the Kapālama-Iwilei area, Kapālama Kai is a district on the verge of revitalization. In 2018, Kamehameha Schools began the implementation of its Kapālama Kai Plan — a master plan that aligns commercial properties, educational outcomes and community building to direct a long-term vision for this area.

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