Touted as “Hawaii’s number one craft beer,” the award winning Maui Brewing Company expanded to a brand new 42,000-square-foot facility in order to meet its overwhelming demand. Just a few months shy of a decade in brewing, Maui Brewing Company aimed to construct a new facility that would not only help meet the demand, but would do so in a stylish and environmentally sustainable manner, consistent with the brand that they have built over the last 10 years.
Opened in 2005, Maui Brewing Company has always taken pride in their beer. It is 100 percent brewed in Hawaii, even their cans and labels have a local presence. The company called on local Maui artists to add to their homebrewed vibe. This thought process carried over with the design and development of the new facility. The design of their new brewery provided a modern take on traditional Hawaiian architecture. Kingspan’s KingZip insulated standing seam roof system was an integral part in realizing both the design intent and environmental sustainability they desired.
The insulated standing seam roof panels allowed installers to trim to fit. The KingZip Seam navigated valley gutters, and even a roof cricket, across multiple level changes from peeks high to low. And with various pieces of equipment (including HVAC units and exhausts) needing to penetrate the roof, the owner found that the product made sealing around these protrusions simple and worry-free.
In addition to making great beer, Maui Brewing Company also expresses a passion for energy efficiency. Solar powered lights and electric vehicle chargers located in their parking lot limit their carbon footprint and promote sustainability in order to meet their efficiency expectations. 300GS Granitstone exterior wall panels and 300 Series interior wall panels were used because of their high level R-value, reducing thermal bridging and creating the best thermal envelope.
Another big reason they utilized Kingspan IMPs is the fact that they lend themselves well toward the future needs of the company. The brewery kept an acre free to expand on their current location. The 300 Series panels, both interior and exterior, were incorporated because they are much easier to remove than the concrete walls and metal roofing alternative. They also contain a substantial amount of recycled content—the panels themselves are recyclable—which is consistent with their commitment to having sustainability at the forefront of all of their business decisions.
“I’m stoked on my roof and can’t think of a better product. Our next building will certainly be KingZip as well,” said Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Company Founder. With expansion forthcoming in the future, picking a design material for the project will not be one of his concerns.
Since the design is a multifaceted facility including a brewpub (where locals can gather to eat and sample the beer), a retail shop, offices, and production brewery—aesthetics were also an important factor in the construction.
“Traditional standing seam roof with insulation just never looks good and carries a lower R-value than we found with KingZip. When you look up at the ceiling the finish is clean white metal,” said Marrero. With all of the previously mentioned equipment spread throughout the facility and the roof, it could have been a real challenge to navigate and still maintain the value of appearance.
“Over 40,000 square-feet was installed with gutters downspouts and etc. in 3.5 weeks, which helped us gain back lost time on the schedule,” said Marrero. “They go down in far less time than comparable metal roofing.”
Speed of build is very important in any industry. As Maui Brewing continues to grow, eliminating delays was vital. As evident from their recent partnership as the Hawaii Airlines official craft beer and their international distribution that is quickly growing, they will need their new facility to meet those demands. The new facility is projected to double their current production capacity.
In addition to build speed, it’s hard to express the benefits of the KingZip roof panels, 300GS Granitstone exterior walls and 300 Series interior walls without bringing everything back to local talk—specifically the climate. “Using this company was a natural choice as we’ve relied upon their cooler panel materials in the past. Without insulation on roofing in Hawaii the building heats up tremendously,” as Marrero describes it. Since Maui Brewing takes pride in delivering cold beer, temperature control is a very valuable amenity.
The implementation of the panels was a big success for the Maui Brewing Company. The benefits that attracted the company to utilizing Kingspan’s roofs and walls was their high insulation R-value leading to lower cooling costs, longer life, lower maintenance and fast install. It was the perfect marriage for a local brewing company that is quickly expanding as they distribute to four countries and counting.