HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #14: 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. Real a Gastropub
New Beers:

  • Aloha Organic Agave Pilsener
  • Maui Bikini Blonde
  • Maui Big Swell IPA
  • Maui Mana Wheat
  • Hawaii Nui Kauai Golden
  • Hawaii Nui Hapa Brown
  • Hawaii Nui Sunset Amber
  • Hawaii Nui Ele Ele Black IPA
  • Hawaii Nui Southern Cross Belgian Imperial Red
  • Coronado Idiot IIPA
  • North Coast Old Rasputin Imp Stout
  • Aloha Organic Agave Pilsener
  • Moylan’s Kiltlifter Scotch Ale
  • Moylan’s Hopsickle IIIPA
  • Moylan’s Moylander IIPA
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA
  • Ballast Point Victory at Sea


Tuesday, April 30th – Ballas Point Tap Takeover

REAL a gastropub will now be donating proceeds from this event to The One Fund Boston. Please stay to help support the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

Brother Levonius Saison 2012
Fresh Dorado IIPA
Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter 2012
Sea Monster Imperial Oatmeal Stout 2013

2. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

  • Samuel Adams Longshot Beers

3. Hawaiian Island Brewing Company
Current Beers:

  • Mango Wheat Ale
  • Diamond Head Gold
  • HI Brew Lager
  • Akamai Amber Ale
  • Lei O’ Mano IPA
  • Macadamia Nut Brown Ale
  • Kone Coffee Stout
  • Lei O’ Mano Imperial IPA
  • Ikakai Mea Inu Barley Wine
  • Brewing a RYE IPA this week that should be available at the bar in a few weeks!


May 9 from 5:30-8:30PM – We have a tasting event of the roof of the Waikiki Shoreline Hotel, 342 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

4. Humpy’s Kona
New Beers:

  • Rogue XS Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Big Island Brewhaus Golden Sabbath
  • Sierra Nevada Imperial Pilsner
  • Coronado Mermaid’s Red
  • Kona Lava Man Red
  • Lost Coast Great White
  • Chatoe Rogue OREgasmaic Pale Ale

New Beers:

Ode to Cans

  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
  • Maui Brewing Coconut Porter
  • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
  • Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
  • Mucho Aloha HPA
  • Choya Awadatsu Ume and Hop Cider

6. Bonzer Front

This Saturday April 27th between 5-7 (last tasting fee taken at 6:45) $9 for members and $12 for non-members, we will be tasting 6 fantastic German brews! We are welcoming a very special musical guest! He is Michael Tanebaum, renowned guitar instrumentalist. He plays Celtic guitar with some Hawaiian influences. Don’t miss it!!

Featured German Brews:

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier MärzenAecht
Bamberg’s speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
Schlenkerla Smokebeer Wheat is an ale with light smoky aroma. As Bavarian wheat beers, it is being brewed with a mixture of both barley malt and wheat malt. The portion of barley malt is hereby a classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. Served unfiltered with its natural haziness, Schlenkerla Wheat reaches its full aroma through bottle fermentation with fine top fermenting yeast.

Pinkus Pils
A classic German pils made of bio country malz, nature hop and first-class brauwasser. Pale golden in color; light to medium in body; dry and well-balanced; clean hop and malt character.

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel
Dark chocolate in color, you can see a wonderful reflection if you hold it up to the light. It is round and soft with the warm, sweet aroma of freshly roasted malted barley. A satisfying, malty taste, with coffee-ish tones and a hint of plummy fruitiness in the finish. Complex and beautifully balanced.

Pinkus Hefe Weizen
Very light in body and color. Crisp, dry, spritzy, and refreshing unfiltered beer. Clean ale-yeast aroma and flavor, without the characteristic yeasty spiciness of a Bavarian wheat beer.

Weihenstephan Kristal Weissbier
The source of its pearling, effervescent taste is the secret fermentation process which we have developed especially for our crystal wheat beer. It quenches your thirst like no other beer. With its elegant appearance, it is the speciality of our brewery. Goes well with fish, seafood and light dishes.

7. Bar 35

Wednesday, May 1 – House of Brews – Mexican Beers. 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.

8. Brasserie Du Vin

April 26, 2013 | 6:00 p.m – The Brewer’s Table Featuring Rare & Limited Edition Sierra Nevada Ales!

This night, Chef Marco creates an amazing four-course menu to complement rare Sierra Nevada Ales. Limited seating. $50 per person. Call 545-1115 for reservations.

Naked Cow Dairy Triple Cream Brie & Bing Cherry Chutney, Paired with Sierra Nevada Belgian Golden Ale

Spiced Duck Breast, Paired with Sierra Pale

Porcini-Crusted Veal Sweet Breads, Paired with Blindfold Black IPA

Herb-Crusted Lamb Chop, Paired with Ovila Quad

Spiced Peach Napoleon, Paired with Barrel Aged Bigfoot


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