Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki opens at Holiday Inn Resort® Waikiki Beachcomber
Maui Brewing Co. cracked open its first Oahu location on January 31, 2017 with Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki – a 18,000 square-foot restaurant perched on the second floor of Holiday Inn Resort® Waikiki Beachcomber, overlooking vibrant Kalakaua Avenue.
“At Maui Brewing Co. – we see ourselves as curators of the craft beer lifestyle and movement in Hawaii, as well as stewards of the community,” said Chis Thibaut, CEO of restaurants at Maui Brewing Co. “We have a great passion for local food and local beer and are proud to open our first Oahu location in partnership with Outrigger, a locally based company whose values closely mirror our own.”
Critically acclaimed chef, Terry Lynch will serve as executive chef at Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki, offering a menu inspired by flavors of the Pacific and traditional pub fare favorites to satisfy all patrons. Each dish will be made-in-house from scratch and emphasize fresh local ingredients. Executive Chef Lynch has travelled, trained and worked around the planet and was most recently an executive chef and partner in the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group and a restaurant consultant.
The menu for Maui Brewing Co.’s debut Waikiki restaurant includes its flagship line-up of beers: Bikini Blonde Lager, Big Swell IPA, Pineapple Mana Wheat and Coconut Hiwa Porter – as well as limited release beers like Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA, Haleakala Sunryes IPA, POG IPA and Lemongrass Saison. Comrade Crafts – beers made by other craft breweries – including varieties that are not available anywhere else on island will also be featured at this location. All of the beers offered on tap will be available for purchase in growlers and crowlers, which can be enjoyed responsibly outside of the restaurant.
“Outrigger is proud to partner with this innovative local brewery to bring an authentic taste of Hawaii to our guests and community,” said Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “Enhancing our product here in Hawaii as well our Outrigger Resorts in Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives and Guam is a top priority; we’re confident that Maui Brewing Co. will provide a vibrant new experience for our guests and we look forward to toasting to its success.”
Maui Brewing Co. worked with award-winning WCIT architecture to create a dining experience that is enhanced by craft industrial design that incorporates both the craft-beer heritage as well as the rich culture of Hawaii. The brewpub’s design highlights local artists, just as its menu highlights local farmers and craftspeople. One of the most visually exciting elements to come is a 70-foot kinetic wall on the building façade facing Kalakaua Avenue. The wall is the first of its kind in the state and is made to move in the wind to simulate the movement of waves across the water.
The company’s love of beer is brought to life throughout the restaurant with kegs and growlers used as light fixtures, as well as a stairway entrance that features a large info graphic detailing the scientific process behind brewing beer.
Maui Brew Co. Waikiki will initially be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Beginning March 1, 2017, the restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki has more than 250 employees that are all passionate about the craft beer way of life.
About Maui Brewing Co
Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is a regional craft brewery based on Maui and is Hawaii’s largest craft brewer. MBC operates a production brewery and tasting room in Kihei, as well as a brewpub in Kahana that create more than 50 different styles of craft beer on a rotating basis. Maui Brewing Co. is available in twenty States and eleven countries with more areas to follow. Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Co. is now on pace to produce approximately 50,000 barrels in 2017. MBC is a fiercely local company and has remained steadfast regarding local production. With the motto “Handcrafted Ales & Lagers Brewed with Aloha”, the Maui Brewing Co. team are stewards of the community, the ‘aina, and curators of the craft beer way of life. Their beers have been recognized worldwide for quality, innovation and authenticity. Follow Maui Brewing Co. on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MauiBrewingCo.