HONOLULU | Hana Koa Brewing Co. is an independent Kaka’ako brewery opened in 2019 by husband and wife duo Josh and Chrissie Kopp. Housed in an old Coca-Cola syrup plant, the brewery has an industrial look and feel – lots of seating and tables, high ceilings, and the brewery equipment in full view.
As well as being the co-owner, Josh is also Hana Koa’s brew master. Across the taproom’s 45 taps, you’ll Hana Koa’s two core range beers – Breaktime Blonde and Roof Top Pale Ale, along with a rotating selection of seasonal and limited brews. Expect 15 unique beers on tap at any given time, with new releases kegged each Friday.
The tap list is diverse, featuring everything from pilsners to sours, and brown ales to stouts. A wide variety of hops are showcased, and several of the beers incorporate tropical Hawaiian flavours like lilikoi (passionfruit), lychee, and mango. The sours at Hana Koa are particularly notable, with a dedicated saison program producing some delicious brews.
For food, its Asian and local inspired pub bites, prepared using the freshest local ingredients. Think panko popcorn shrimp, spicy tofu lettuce wraps, and tonkotsu ramen. The burgers here are particularly good. Try the teri-burger. It’s a 6oz prime chuck patty slathered in house Teri sauce made from chashu pork rendering, on a toasted brioche bun topped with white cheddar, red onion, and mayo.
If you’re not a beer fan, there’s a decent selection of cocktails, wine, and spirits on offer. An off-venue license also means that you can take away beer in cans and crowlers.
Hana Koa Brewing Co.
962 Kawaiahao Street
Tue – Thu: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 9:00pm