STAND. COM. REP. NO.  869-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2411

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2411, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to stimulate and diversify Hawaii’s economy by:


(1)  Clarifying that brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises;


(2)  Increasing the maximum amount that a small craft producer pub licensee can manufacture from 60,000 barrels to 100,000 barrels of malt beverages;


(3)  Specifying that brewpubs and small craft producer pubs may sell malt beverages in growlers that may be recyclable containers of up to one gallon; and


(4)  Permitting direct shipping of malt beverages and spirits under the same conditions as are currently permitted for direct shipment of wine.  


     Waikiki Brewing Company, Honolulu Beerworks, Maui Brewing Co., Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild, REAL a gastropub/Bent Tail Brewing Company, Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co., Lanikai Brewing Company, Kauai Beer Company, Big Island Brewhaus, Kauai Island Brewing Co., and several concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu provided comments.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2411, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,