Kapālama Kai announces the addition of 
Honolulu Beerworks to its community

Honolulu Beerworks expanding with new production facility in Kapālama Kai in 2023

HONOLULU, HI (October 17, 2022) – Kapālama Kai welcomes local brewery Honolulu Beerworks to the district known for food and beverage manufacturing and distribution. The 23,000-square-foot space in Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) Waiakamilo Industrial Complex will increase production capacity for Honolulu Beerworks, which 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 KS 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 retail sales 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 KS. “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 in Kapālama Kai that support Hawai‘i’s food systems industry. KS 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 goals and needs, 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, KS 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.


About Kapālama Kai
Made up of 104 acres of Kamehameha Schools commercial lands in the Kapālama ahupuaʻa,
Kapālama Kai is an area of imminent renewal contributing to community resiliency within and beyond the region. It is a place of innovation based on the area’s existing connectivity and relationships, with ‘āina and culture as a foundation for realizing a safe, inclusive mixed-use community. Kamehameha Schools envisions stimulating Hawai‘i’s food systems, creative industries, and adding much-needed housing for kama‘āina.

Learn more at  and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kapalamakai).

About Honolulu Beerworks
Founded in 2014, Honolulu Beerworks is a family owned and operated craft brewery on O‘ahu specializing in artisanal craft beers. With over ten International Beer Cup Medals, and a limitless amount of creativity, Honolulu Beerworks delivers the finest beers in the Islands. For more information, visit and connect via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@honolulubeer).

About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people through education. In 2015, KS embarked on a bold voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, achieve postsecondary educational success and become leaders who contribute to their communities both locally and globally. For more information, visit and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).