Isle craft brewer in buyout deal
A new partnership has purchased the Keoki Brewing Co., a small producer of craft beer on Kauai.
Keith Kinsey, Andy Baker and a third partner who preferred not to be named, recently formed Hawaii Nui Brewing Company LLC to purchase Keoki in May.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kinsey, formerly director of finance for Kona Brewing Co., says the number of employees is increasing from one to three.
Kinsey will take the role of president, and Baker, the role of vice president of sales. Combined, the two say they have more than 25 years of experience in the Hawaii beer industry. Brewer Matt Hall will oversee production.
Keoki, founded in 1998, produces Keoki Gold Pale Ale and Keoki Sunset Amber Ale, along with several other specialty brews.