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.
Pacific Business News – The brewing scene on Oahu is going to get a lot busier in the next year. A number of breweries are in the planning stages including Waikiki Brewing Company, which will be part of Cheeseburger Waikiki on Kalakaua. Stay tuned for an in depth look at the new brewery and you can follow @waikikibrewing for more updates. http://bit.ly/1orWl74
Honolulu Magazine – Check out 15 beers to try this summer from some of Oahu’s most in the know beer people. Note, some of these beers will only be available on draft at select bars. http://bit.ly/1sJ5Umk
Pacific Business News – There have been rumors of Kona Brewing Company eyeing a new location in Kakaako for a while now. The rumors are now being partially confirmed in a statement the company made to Pacific Business News that it is looking to build a new restaurant/pub in the area. http://bit.ly/1r4Vgsk
Honolulu Pulse – There are a few categories with some of our favorite beer spots. Vote for your favorite. http://bit.ly/1wcQcQA
US Open Beer Champs – Our Hawaii breweries cleaned house the the recent US Open Beer Championships. Kona Brewing Company racked up a bronze medal in the Session Ale category for it’s Golden Wave Ale. Big Island Brewhaus also scooped up a number of awards (Gold Red/Amber Ale for Red Giant, Silver American IPA for Holy Humulus, Bronze Bock/Maibock for Mele Mai Bock, Bronze Herb & Spice for White Mountain Porter) including a top 10 overall finish. Maui Brewing Company scored 2 medals including a Gold in Munchner Helles with Bikini Blonde and a Bronze in Out of bounds IPA with Lorenzini Blood Orange DIPA. Congrats to both breweries and all the brewers. http://bit.ly/1zuZ88n