HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #16: 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:

  • Big Island Brewhaus Overboard IPA – bottle
  • Big Island Brewhaus White Mountain Porter – bottle
  • Big Island BrewhausGolden Sabbath – bottle

2. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

  • Goose Island: Summertime
  • Big Island Brewhaus: Overboard IPA
  • Big Island Brewhaus: White Mountain Porter
  • Big Island Brewhaus: Golden Sabbath

3. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

  • JW LEES Harvest Ale port, sherry &whiskey casks
  • Prof Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse


Monday, 5/13 Whole Foods Kailua Craft Beer Week. Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk (Belgian IPA) and Summer Ale (American Wheat Ale) on draft. As well as a tasting of Angry Orchard Traditional Dry bottles. Johnny from The Boston Beer Company will be sampling and answering questions.

4. Humpy’s Kona
New Beers:

  • Big Island Brewhaus Irie Nitro Irish Stout
  • Anderson Valley Heelch O’ Hops IIPA
  • Maui Bikini Blonde
  • Coronado Islander IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Belgian Blonde IPA


American Craft Beer Week, Samuel Adams mini tap takeover-Thursday May 16th. Johnny from The Boston Beer Company will be there to talk story about the beers and answer questions.

  • Third Voyage IIPA
  • Norse Legend Sahti
  • Dark Depth Baltic IPA
  • Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA
  • Double Agent India Pale Lager
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

New Beers:

  • Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout
  • Newcastle Bombshell Pale Blonde Ale

6. Murphy’s
New Beers:

  • Sierra Nevada Schwartzbier
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  • Ballast Point Fathom IPL
  • Sam Adams Summer Ale

7. Bar 35

Wednesday, May 15 – House of Brews – Beer Palooza. 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. Whole Foods Kahala
New Beers:

  • Lindeman’s Framboise
  • Lindeman’s Peche
  • Lindeman’s Pomme
  • Deschutes Twilight
  • Napa Smith Hoppageddon
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh 18 year
  • Red Hook Audible Ale


Coronado Hoppy Daze on Sale! Reg. Price $7.99, now $5.49!

9. Pint + Jigger
New Beers:

  • Djaevlebryg Pride of Nekron
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
  • Ballast Point Sea Monster
  • Maui Brewing Baktun

10. Bonzer Front
New Beers:

  • Class of 88 Barley Wine
  • Goose Island IPA
  • Goose Island Honkers
  • Goose Island Summer

11. Feral Pig
New Beers:

  • Kauai Island Brewing Cane Fire Red (finally was able to get another one from Dave!)
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond
  • Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout aged in used Old Fitzgerald Whiskey Barrels for 180 days 22 oz. bottle
  • Deschutes class of ’88 Barley Wine 22 oz. bottle


Tuesday May 14th Sam Adams’ Tap Takeover and Beer Paired Dinner
7 beers, 7 course 7PM $60
7 great smaller production seasonal and specialty beers including Porch Rocker (Bavarian Radler), Double Agent IPL (India Pale Lager), White Lantern (Belgian Wit), Grumpy Monk, Third Voyage (Double IPA), and Griffin’s Bow (Oak-blonde Barleywine). Call the Feral Pig to reserve your spot! (808) 246-1100. Johnny from The Boston Beer Company will be there to talk story about the beers and food pairings. Dinner limited to 30 people

Wednesday May 22nd Deschutes Brewing Company Meet the Brewer, Tap Takeover and Beer Paired dinner
6 beers, 6 courses 7PM $55
Join Veronica Vega, Assistant Brew Master, from Deschutes Brewing Co.’s Portland pub for an unbelievably fun night of beer, food and knowledge!
Call the Feral Pig to reserve your spot! (808) 246-1100. Dinner limited to 30 people


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