My picks of beer news from around the web that you need to read and my two cents on the topics. Most of the time it’s Hawaii beer news topics, but every once in a while you’ll find other general beer related topics.
Ballast Point Facebook – I can’t wait to get my hands on a can of Ballast Point’s Session IPA, Even Keel. Session IPAs are the hottest trend in craft brewing right now, but Ballast Point has been making this low abv hop bomb for years. Up until now, it could only be found on draft. Hope and pray this makes it to Hawaii fast! http://on.fb.me/1gMMFH8
Bryan Berkowitz Facebook – If you couldn’t make it to the Maui Brewers Festival it looks like you missed out. Maui photographer Bryan Berkowitz captured the entire event and it looked like a great time. http://on.fb.me/1nmiwwx
Serious Eats – Hawaii’s very own Certified Cicerone and Southern Wine & Spirits beer expert, Bill Carl, has another great article in Serious Eats “Ask a Cicerone” series. This time he pairs Pint + Jigger’s delicious stout burger with Deschutes Black Butte Porter. http://bit.ly/1sROKRS
Honolulu Pulse – There are great beer events going on around town all the time (check the Beer In Hawaii Calendar.) One I was sad to miss was last weeks Lucky Belly Hitachino Nest beer dinner. Check out what you missed. http://bit.ly/1qTnTt9
Beer Pulse – New limited beers rolling out from Goose Island. I was lucky enough to get an early sample of The Ogden, a Belgian Tripel dry hopped with Citra and Brewers Gold, and it was fantastic. Big juicy flavors with a nose full of pineapple and those other wonderful tropical fruits. As with most Goose Island limited releases, I’m not sure if we will see any in Hawaii. http://bit.ly/1m1DoK1