HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #23: 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:

  • Iron Fist Velvet Glove Imperial Stout
  • Iron Fist Dubbel Fisted Abbey Style Dubbel
  • Iron Fist Uprising Tripel IPA

2. Bar 35


Wednesday, July 3 – House of Brews – Reds, Whites and Blues. 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:

  • Samuel Adams Honey Queen Braggot
  • Ballast Point Homebrew Series #1 Choppy Red
  • Deschutes Twilight Ale
  • Aloha Beer Gose
  • Big Island Brewhaus Bottles

New Beers:

  • Rogue VooDoo Doughnut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale
  • Rogue GYO Honey Kolcsh
  • Bison Hop Cuvee Ale

5. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

  • Six Rivers: Paradise Moon Porter
  • Mt. Shasta: Shastafarian Porter
  • Marin: Stinson Beach Peach
  • Iron Fist: Velvet Glove


6. Whole Foods Kahala
New Locations:

  • Guinness Irish Variety 8 pack
  • Summerfest 12 pack cans
  • Deschutes Class of ’88 Imperial Smoked Porter
Deschutes Class of ’88 Barleywine
  • Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout


Samuel Adams Tasting Sunday June 30th from 1p-4p. Sale on Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Summer Ale, Double Agent IPL, and White Lantern. All Reg. $9.99 on sale for $8.99.

7. Brasserie Du Vin

Summer Beer Dinner Friday, June 28, 6pm
Meet & Greet
Samuel Adams Summer Ale

First Course
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Second Course
Weihenstephaner Original Premium

Third Course
Mad River Double Dread Imperial Red

Ballast Point Victory at Sea

8. 12th Ave. Grill

SUMMER BEER MONDAY SPECIAL for July 1, 2013 – Moloka’i Venison Terrine with wilted Kunia dandelion greens, Makaha mango mustard + crispy Big Island leeks inspired by and paired with Big Island Brewhaus Overboard IPA.

Please call 808.732.9469 for reservations.

9. SALT Bar & Kitchen
New Beers:

  • St Bernardus Tripel
  • St Bernardus Prior 8
  • Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale (draft)

10. Humpy’s
New Beers:

  • Big Island Brewhaus Mele Maibock
  • Hawaii Nui Sunset Amber Ale
  • Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 1st Anniversary (22oz btl)
  • Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero (22oz btl)
  • Deschutes Inversion IPA
  • Coronado Hoppy Daze
  • Aloha Beer Company Red Ale
  • Rogue XS Dead Guy (22oz btl)

11. Pint + Jigger
New Beers:

  • Rogue Dbl Chocolate Stout
  • Coronado Idiot IPA
  • De Molen Beautiful and Ruthless
  • Big Island Brewhaus OverBoard IPA and White Mountain Porter bottles

12. Duke’s Waikiki
New Beers:

  • Deschutes River Ale

13. Lulu’s Waikiki
New Beers:

  • Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale – Wednesday, July 3rd

14. JJ Dolans

THIS FRIDAY, June 28th at 5:15pmIt wouldn’t be 4th of July without the J.J. Dolan’s Pizza Eating Competition sponsored by Samuel Adams!

Join the action and watch 10 hungry contestants eat more pizza than most can handle. Of course they will be washing down the delicious pizza with Samuel Adams Summer Ale and Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA on draft or Boston Lager and Double Agent IPL bottles.


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