A lot can happen in two years. For Downtown’s Square Barrels, it’s transformed from a burger and craft beer joint to one of the biggest supporters of locally brewed craft beer and now even brewing their own beer.
On Tuesday, April 11th, Square Barrels will be celebrating their two year anniversary with the release of a brand new beer brewed just for them, 4-1-1 Golden Ale. The new beer is the brain child of co-owners Hideo Simon, Thomas Ray and newly enlisted head brewer Phil Lisonbee and is the first of what they hope to be many more house beers.
Ray and Simon have slowly over the past two years transformed the draft list at Square Barrels into one that features almost predominantly locally brewed beers, but have always had ambitions to brew their own as well. The idea to jump from just serving beer to actually creating and brewing beer happened a few months ago when they connected with long time regular customer and avid home brewer Lisonbee. After taste testing a few home brewed re
Source: Beer in Hawaii
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