HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #21: 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:

  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
  • St. Bernardus ABT 12
  • Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
  • Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA


Monday, June 17th -Mendocino’s $5 Tap Attack – Well we are bringing back Mendocino this Tuesday for their second tap event. The difference is, this time all Mendocino beers are only $5/pint. Pay homage to the roots of craft beer while paying some ole school prices.

  • Mendoncino White Hawk IPA
  • Red Hawk
  • Black Hawk
  • Blue Hawk
  • Eye of the Hawk
  • and Peregrine Pilsner

all only $5/pint while they last.

2. Bar 35


Wednesday, May 15 – House of Brews – Trappist 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.

3. Murphy’s
New Beers:

  • Big Island Brewhaus White Mountain Porter and Overboard IPA.
  • Sam Adams Porch Rocker
  • Deschutes Twilight Ale

4. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

  • Clown Shoes: Muffin Top
  • Clown Shoes: Chocolate Sombrero
  • Clown Shoes: Brown Angel
  • Clown Shoes: Hoppyfeet 1.5
  • Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer
  • Clown Shoes: Porcine UniDragon
  • Deschutes Class of 88 Imperial Smoked Porter
  • Rogue Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA
  • Maui Lemongrass Saison

New Beers:

  • Rogue Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA
  • Deschutes collaboration with Great Lakes Brewing Co. Class of ’88 Imperial Smoked Porter
  • Maui Brewing Co. collaboration with The Lost Abbey Brewery Lemongrass Saison

6. Bonzer Front
New Beers:

  • Clown Shoes Brown Angel
  • Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet
  • Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer
  • Clown Shoes Muffin Top
  • Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon
  • Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero Stout

7. Humpy’s Kona
New Locations:

  • Big Island Brewhaus Red Giant
  • Aloha Beer Company Red Ale
  • Deschutes Class of ’88 Barleywine bottles
  • Rogue I2PA Imperial IPA
  • Samuel Adams Double Agent IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Sleight of Hand Belgian Black IPA


Friday 6/21 Samuel Adams Firework Fundraiser. Join Humpy’s and Samuel Adams to help raise money for the annual Kailua-Kona 4th of July firework display. We will be selling $3 pints of Sam Adams Boston Lager and donating all the proceeds to this year’s firework display. What better way to give back to the community than by drinking beer with us!

8. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
  • Ommegang Art Of Darkness
  • Goliath Triple
  • Maui Brewing Co. & Lost Abbey Seasonal Lemongrass Saison

Sunday, June 16th, Fathers Day Beer Tasting @ Kailua Whole Foods from Noon to 3:00pm

  • St Bernardus ABT 12
  • Unibroue La Fin DuMonde
  • Lost Coast Great White Ale
  • Rogue St Rouge Red
  • Ommegang – Art Of Darkness / Rare VOS
  • La CHouffe Doubblen Triple IPA

9. 12th Ave. Grill
New Beers:

  • Big Island Brewhaus – Golden Sabbath, Belgian-Style Ale with Honey (bottle)
  • Big Island Brewhaus – Overboard IPA (bottle)
  • Big Island Brewhaus – White Mountain Porter (bottle)
  • Maui Brewing Co./Lost Abbey – Lemongrass Saison (can)
  • Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums (bottle)

Father’s Day Specials of Shinsato Farms Rabbit Prepared Two Ways, Paired with hard-to-find Craft Beer
Coming Up: Big Island Brewhaus inspired Specials by Chef J Schoonover (end of June/throughout July), to be paired with our newly acquired BI hand-crafted brew

10. SALT Bar & Kitchen
New Beers:

  • Delerium Nocturnum – Belgian strong ale
  • St. Bernardus witbier – Belgian wheat beer
  • St. Bernardus tripel – Belgian triple
  • Jandrain-Jandrenouille IV – Belgian saison

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