Hawaii Business Magazine: Brewed and Bottled in Hawaii

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Running a brewery is a tricky job, and when put to the task, Paul DeMare has definitely stepped up! Check out this article from November by Tiffany Hill in Hawaii Business Magazine called “Brewed and Bottle in Hawaii” for insight insight on what it takes to successfully run a brewery with two brands in Hawaii!

Some of the highlights of the article include:

“DeMare was familiar with the brewery’s location and the “salt-of-the-earth community” of Hilo, having consulted there in addition to his longtime Honolulu-based practice. As he was slowly exiting from his oncology practice, the article piqued his interest.”

“I wanted to save the business and be proud to own it,” says DeMare, adding that his family and friends were “surprised, but happy, too.”

“I was willing to take risks on my own personal money and I didn’t want to put other people’s money at risk,” he says.

“It’s more sustainable. The cans are made in Kapolei,” says DeMare. “It’s cheaper to move them from Oahu to Hilo, rather than glass bottles.” Both Hawaii Nui and Mehana also sell beer in 19.2-ounce cans – the “imperial pint” – which are made in Texas.

Mahalo to Tiffany Hill of Hawaii Business Magazine for such a great article about our family of brews!

To read the full article, that mentions many of the other breweries across Hawaii, click here.


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