Hawaii Nui Brewing Company

19°42′21″N 155°4′9″W / 19.70583°N 155.06917°W / 19.70583; -155.06917 Hawaiʻi Nui Brewing Company is a brewery in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States. It was established in 2007 by Keith Kinsey, Andrew Baker and Nina Lytton. Hawai'i Nui Brewing acquired Keoki Brewing Company in May 2007. In January 2009, Hawaii Nui Brewing acquired Mehana Brewing Company and consolidated operations to Hilo, Hawai'i.[1] It sells Hawaiʻi Nui, Keoki and Mehana labels of beers.

Keoki Brewing Company was located in Līhuʻe on the island of Kauaʻi, and made Primo Island Lager draught beer under license from Pabst Brewing Company from October 2007 until November 2010.

Mehana Brewing Company was incorporated in 1995 by Dustin Shindo with Calvin Shindo general manager. The Shindo family had previously operated a soft drink company.[2] It has a tasting room located on East Kawili Street in Hilo.

In April 2013, Hawai'i Nui Brewing applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Hawai'i Nui Brewing and Mehana Brewing Combine Forces". press release. November 7, 2008. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Allerson, Michael (March 2, 2023). "One Brew at a Time: The Story of Mehana Brewing Company". Virtual Hawaii 360. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  3. ^ "Hawaii Nui Brewing Chapter 11 Petition" (PDF). PacerMonitor. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Hawaii Nui Brewing likely to gain new owner in bankruptcy reorganization". Pacific Business News. 2013-04-12.