HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #11: Your Weekly Craft Beer Update

Hi Beer Blast

Welcome to the HI Beer Blast, your weekly guide to what’s new at Hawaii’s best craft beer bars, restaurants, brewpubs and more. You’ll also find info on local beer events. New blasts go out every week on Thursdays.

1. Bar 35

Wednesday, April 10th – House of Brews – Beer 101, Part 1. Each week a different theme and EIGHT different beers to be tasted. Andy Baker, Hawaii’s own encyclopedia of all things beer, is on hand to explain and enlighten. Tasting includes Chef Valentini’s pizza. Majority of tastings run $25 per person.

2. Real a Gastropub
New Beers:

  • Ballast Point Victory At Sea Imperial Porter
  • Ballast Point Wahoo Wit
  • Aloha Lager
  • Sam Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA
  • Anchor Breckles Brown
  • Sierra Nevada Floral IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA


Monday, April 8th – Monday Beer Tastings with Certified Cicerone Grant Curlow – Ales of Kanaloa
Our next beer tasting with Grant Curlow uses the contemporary image of Kanaloa as the God of Death, and we will try to pour five very special dark beers, they may be dark in spirit, dark in color or dark in name…we still don’t know, time will tell.

5 beers $25
Details TBA

Tuesday, April 9th – Yeastie Boys Tap Takeover

3. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

  • Deschutes River Ale


Saturday, April 6, 5:30 – 8:30 – Free Beer Tasting with PACIFIC BREACH.  Try their new release, Chocolate Stout, exclusively at Liquor Collection.

4. Murphy’s
New Beers:

  • Rogue XS Imperial IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA

5. Humpy’s Kona
New Beers:

  • Big Island Brewhaus Looking Glass Wheat
  • Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
  • Anderson Valley Heelch O’ Hops
  • Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner
  • Widmer Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
  • Kona Old Blowhole Barleywine
  • Schlenkerla Rauchbier (bottles)


Hoops and Hops this Monday! $2 off all draught beer during the NCAA National Championship Game.

New Beers:

  • Hitachino Espresso Stout
  • Stift Engelszell Gregorius Trappist

7. Bonzer Front
New Beers:

  • Steel Head Double IPA
  • Mad River Jamaican Sunset IPA

8. The Wine Stop

This Saturday, April 6th from 1-5pm we will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition at The Wine Stop.  We will be tasting people on pre-prohibition recipe beer, cocktails, & wine.  We will also be serving pupu served during the repeal era. Prizes will be given for prohibition era costumes.

9. Whole Foods Kahala
New Beers:

  • Professor Fritz Briem’s 1809 Berliner Weisse
  • Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout Old Fitzgerald Edition
  • Engleszell Gregorius Trappist Beer
  • New Planet Gluten-Free Raspberry Ale
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12
  • Goose Island Summertime Kolsch
  • Hitachino Espresso Stout


  • 3 Day Sale April 5th-7th: 25% Off Select Canned Beers
  • Sale on Samuel Adams Spring Thaw 12 packs: Reg. $19.99, right now $18.99
  • Moylan’s Brewing Co. Tasting Friday April 5th, 2013

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