HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #19: 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. Humpy’s Kona

Events: Sierra Nevada Tap Attack, Friday, May 31st

  • Pale Ale
  • Torpedo Extra IPA
  • Hoptimum Imperial IPA
  • Summerfest
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Narwhal Imperial Stout
  • Bigfoot Barleywine
  • Ovila Belgian Style Gold
  • Ovila Saison with Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns
  • Hips Helles
  • Sleight of Hand Belgian IPA
  • Best Bitter
  • Blonde
  • Brown Ale
  • French Saison
  • Kolsch
  • Ruthless Rye

2. Real A Gastropub
New Beers:

  • Ballast Point Homework Series #1 Hoppy Red Ale
  • Ballast Point Fathom IPL
  • Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Oatmeal Stout
  • Coronado Frog’s Breath IPA with Lemon Lime and Orange Peel
  • Coronado x Maui Lil’ Makaha Hibiscus IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA
  • St Bernardus ABT 12 Abbey Style Quad
  • Cask Conditioned Sierra Nevada Stout


Tuesday, June 4th – Shelton Brothers Tap Attack

Beer Here Wicked Wheat
Beer Here Hopfix
De Molen Cease and Desist
De Molen Amerikaans
and More

3. Bar 35


Wednesday, May 15 – House of Brews – Happy Birthday House of Brews. 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.

4. Whole Foods Kahala

  • Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
Mt. Shasta Shastafarian Porter
Six Rivers Paradise Moon Coffee Porter
  • Mikeller (US) Alive
La Choulette Biere des Sans Culottes
Abbaye De Rocs Triple Imperiale


Sale on Goose Island Six Packs: Reg. $10.99 now $8.99
Sale on Rogue 750 ML Bottles, Double Dead Guy and Voodoo Maple Bacon Donut: Reg. $14.99 now $13.49

5. Murphy’s
New Beers:

  • Sam Adams Little White Rye
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest
  • Sam Adams Porch Rocker
  • Maui Brewing Lemongrass Saison

6. Brasserie Du Vin


Friday, May 31, 6pm – Belgian Beer Dinner

  • Reception – A Belgian blond
  • 1st Course – Grilled asparagus salad over baby frisee local cherry tomatoes with a lavender citronette. Paired with Bornem Triple.
  • 2nd Course – Free-range chicken stuffed with truffle fromage blanc, wrapped in prosciutto with a sage port wine reduction. Paired with Bruegel Amber.
  • 3rd Course – Braised boneless beef short ribs with a porcini demi over crispy red potatoes grilled onions. Paired with Petrus Oud Bruin.
  • Dessert – Sacher torte. Paired with Gouden Carolus Noël.

7. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

  • Hawaii Nui Sunset Amber Ale
  • Aloha Blond Ale
Kona Fire Rock
  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
  • Sam Adams Summer Ale
  • Maui Brewing Company Big Swell IPA

New Happy Hour Extended
Monday – Friday  4pm – 7pm
Satr-Sun 3pm-6pm
$3 Beer of the day (one of the six listed above)
$5 Pepperoni, Cheese or Vegan slice and a Beer of the day


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