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Aloha Beer Company

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii Head Football Coach Norm Chow, Na Koa Football Club and an estimated 400 guests will join Aloha Beer Company as the Hawaii-based brewery celebrates its grand opening on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The celebration is open to the public, and will take place inside the new brewery located at 580 N. Nimitz Highway in Honolulu.

"We cannot wait for people to come and experience all that is Aloha Beer Company," stated Aloha Beer Company co-founder Steve Sombrero. "More than any other beverage, Aloha Beer embodies the classic Hawaii lifestyle. With the generous spirit of Aloha as a namesake, this is a premium beer that combines the smooth balance of ohana with the refreshing, hang-loose attitude of a Sunday barbecue."

The Aloha Beer Company grand opening celebration will feature:

· Five food stations, presented by local chefs;

· Performances by Amanda Frazier and the Boys, and other local musicians;

· Prizes and giveaways;

· Freshly brewed craft beer from Aloha Beer Company.

Seven different beers will be on tap for the celebration, including Aloha Lager, Aloha Red, Aloha Dark, Aloha IPA, Aloha Blonde, Steam Ship Lager and Kiawe Honey Porter.

Tickets are available on the University of Hawaii Foundation website. Net proceeds will be donated to Na Koa Football Club, in support of University of Hawaii football.

"We are very excited about what we have created, which is a regional beer brand for Hawaii's palate," added Aloha Beer Company Brewmaster Dave Campbell. "Our beers are somewhat stylized and idealistic in nature, but their roots are definitely in authenticity. Our beers represent what Hawaii's lifestyle is today, and we cannot wait for everyone to try them."

Once opened, the 6,000 square foot Aloha Beer Company brewery, located adjacent to the Sam Choy's restaurant on Nimitz Highway, will be the headquarters where consumers can experience and enjoy all that is Aloha Beer. The space will feature the brewery with large holding tanks, piping and fresh craft brews on tap, and will be a Hawaii inspired, locally themed entertainment venue. There will be 16 tap handles, pouring eight different beers, a full bar, beer tasting area, stage for live and broadcasted entertainment, 22 screens for sports and other programmed viewing, and a Hawaii-based merchandise area featuring Aloha Branded and locally crafted products. Food service will be from the adjacent Sam Choy's kitchen, featuring an exclusive menu crafted specifically for Aloha Beer Company.

Aloha Beer Company is a locally owned and operated brewery, with beer brewed on Oahu. The company was founded by James Lee and Steve Sombrero, with Dave Campbell as the Brewmaster. In addition to the brewery, Aloha Beer Company has begun slowly distributing its beers to select bars and restaurants. Long term plans include bottled beer in markets and liquor stores. The release date for the bottled beer is yet to be determined.

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