HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #28: 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:

  • Dogfish Head x Birra Del Borgo My Antonia Imperial Pilsner (Last keg!)
  • Hanger 24 Altbier
  • Green Flash Saison Diego
  • Big Island Brewhaus Belgian Pilsner
  • Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter with Chipotle Peppers, Cocoa Nibs and Orange Peel (This beer is HOT!)
  • Guinness
  • Torpedo IPA with Simcoe Hops on Cask


Monday, August 12, 2013 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm SIERRA NEVADA BEER DINNER with DEAN ICHIMURA

Course 1:
Pork Belly Street Tacos
Paired with Sierra Nevada Beer Camp American IPA

Course 2:
Imperial Red Poached Shrimp, Kabocha and Parsley Essence
Paired with Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale

Course 3:
Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Foie Gras Butter, Mushroom Ragout
Paired with Ovila Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns

Course 4:
Plum Upside Down Cake
Paired with Ovila Barrel Aged Quad

Cost: $50 per person inclusive
Limited Seating Available

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – Tony Raso’s Farewell Soirée and tentative Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

2. Bar 35


Wednesday, August 14 – House of Brews – Hawaii 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. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

  • Oud Beersel: Oude Geuze

4. Maui Brewing Company Pub
New Beers:

  • SMASH #1 – A Single Malt And Single Hop beer, and a first in a series of SMASH beers. Brewed with solely with 2Row and Centennial in an attempt to educate our pub drinkers on the specific flavor and aroma profiles of individual hops. 5.3% ABV 30 IBU
  • Bangarang Imperial Wheat – An American wheat ale brewed with 60 lbs of watermelon and peppercorn. 7.0% ABV 18 IBU

5. 12th Ave. Grill
New Beers:

  • Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns

6. Pint + Jigger

New Beers:

  • Mehana Brewery Hawaii Nui Hapa Brown Ale
  • Iron Fist Brewing Company Velvet Glove Imperial Stout

7. Feral Pig
New Beers:

  • Deschutes Brewing Co Black Butte XXV Imperial Porter 11.3% ABV 64 IBUs
  • Deschutes Brewing Company Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale 6% ABV 58 IBUs
  • Kauai Beer Company Black Limousine, Light Body Dark Lager 4.4% ABV 28 IBUs – on Saturday at 2:00 PM (see below)-
  • Kauai Beer Company Lite Lager, Munich Helles 4.3% ABV 18 IBU – on Saturday at 2:00 PM (see below)-


Saturday August 10th – The Feral Pig Second Anniversary Party and Kauai Beer Company New Beer Release Celebration
Kauai Beer Company has their first two beers ready and we will be tapping the first two kegs of beer to leave the brewery at 2 PM.
Come by from 7:00-8:30 to meet the brewers. And the ever funky and fantastic Applesauce will be playing from 8:30-11:30.

8. Humpy’s Kona
New Beers:

  • BI Brewhaus Red Giant and White Mountain Porter
  • Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout

9. Bonzer Front
New Beers:

  • Ayinger Celebrator
  • J.W. Lees Harvest limited edition
  • Harviestoun, Ola Dubh special reserve 18yr
  • Aecht urbock
  • Blanche de Bruxelles
  • Leinehkugel’s summer shandy

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