The Guam Brewery opened its doors in Harmon for the grand opening of the newest craft beer production company on island.

The locally owned and operated brewery will eventually produce six beers: Guam Gold Cream Ale, Tumon Bay Hoppy Blond, Old Hagåtña Honey Rye, Island IPA, Mansanita Amber Ale, and Paseo Porter.

The Guam Brewery is a member of the Brewers Association, and all of its beers have achieved the Made in Guam designation.

The 5,000-square-foot brewery can produce 15 barrels of beer every batch, head brewer Mike Converse said. One barrel is equal to 21 gallons.

“I’m glad to finally get it up and running,” Converse said. “As of yesterday we are doing our first canning.”

Converse is an award-winning head brewer who has won top honors in craft beer competitions around the United States.

The beers will be distributed locally by MidPacific Distributors and will be sold in stores across the island.

The current beers can be found on tap at The Guam Brewery Tap House located at the Blue Lagoon Plaza in Tumon.

“It’s humbling and it's heartwarming to see that the response has been as positive as it has,” said co-owner Jay Merrill. 

Merrill said the brewery hopes to make a name for Guam in the beer world internationally.

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