HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #81: 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. Brew’d
New Beers:

Coronado Hibiscus IPA
Deschutes Zarabanda Saison
Widmer Craftylicious American Wild Ale
Deschutes Obsidian Stout (nitro)
Green Flash Cedar Plank Pale Ale
La Trappe Isid’or (bottle)
Tripel Karmeliet (bottle)


Wednesday November 12th, 4pm. Pints for Prostates Featuring Underground Wine Merchants/Artisanal Imports Tap Takeover.

2. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

Mission Brewing – Dark Seas Imperial Stout (22oz / 4pks)
Widmer / RedHook/ Kona Brewing – Explorer Variety 12pks (includes Kona Lemongrass Luau / Widmer Double M.A.C. / Redhook Fat Chance light IPA)
Goose Island – Craft Beer Variety 12pk
Anchor – Xmas & Winter Wheat
Green Flash – Citra IPA 22oz
Good Life – Descender IPA
Deschutes – Hop Trip 6pks / ZARABANDA
St Bernardus Extra 4

3. Real a Gastropub
New Beers:

Mystic Flight of the Earls Irish stout
Deschutes Chainbreaker white IPA
Widmer x Gigantic Craftylicious
Goose Island ‘The Muddy’ Imperial Stout
St. Feuillien x Green flash Belgian coast IPA (bottle)
Tripel Karmaliet (bottle)
La Trappe Quadrupel (bottle)
Mission Carrack imperial Red (bottle)


Monday November 3rd is Heart Of Darkness beer tasting with Cicerone Bill Carl
5 artisinal stouts
$30 all inclusive
Reservations Required
Call the pub at 596-2526 to reserve your seat now

4. Murphy’s
New Beers:

Deschutes Brewing Hop Trip
Deschutes Brewing Conflux #3 Doppel Dinkel Bock, a collaboration with German brewer Distelhauser

5. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

Iron Maiden Trooper Beer
La Trappe: Quadrupel
Urthel: Samaranth Quadrupel
Bockor: Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
Bockor: Vander Ghinste Oud Bruin
Bosteels: Kwak
Bosteels: Tripel Karmeliet
Colorado Vixnu Imperial IPA
Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout
Green Flash / St. Feuillien: Belgian Coast IPA
De Proef: Reinaert Wild Ale
Robinson’s Old Tom (ginger version)
Sunner Kolsch
Duchesse De Bourgogne
Ironfire Vicious Disposition Imperial Porter
Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout
Sierra Nevada Boomerang IPA
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest
Deschutes Hop Trip
Deschutes Zarabanda
Oud Beersel geuze
Gigantic/Widmer Craftylicious
Green Flash Green Bullet
Green Flash Cedar Plank
Green Flash Citra
Ironfire 51/50 IPA
Ironfire Dead on Arrival DIPA
Good Life Descender
Deschutes Jubelale
Samuel Smith Stingo
Mission Carrack Imperial Red
Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout
Anchor Our Special Ale (christmas ale)
Anchor Winter Wheat
Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve

6. Bar 35
Events: Wednesday, November 5 – Beer Run. 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.

7. Pint + Jigger
New Beers:

Green Flash, Green Bullet Triple IPA 10.1% ABV
Deschutes, Zarabanda, Spiced Ale 6.1% ABV
Anderson Valley, Pinchy Jeek Barrel Aged Pumpkin, 5.2% ABV
Breakside Passion Fruit Sour, 4% ABV
Belching Beaver, Rabid Beaver Rye IPA, 7% ABV

8. Brasserie Du Vin

Night of Gourds Dinner – Friday, October 31, 6pm

FIRST COURSE Butternut Squash Skewers. Cubes of butternut squash with home-made savory marshmallows, seasoned with a nutmeg-butter sauce. Paired with Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale.
SECOND COURSE Kabocha Squash Gnocchi. Du Vin’s makes this gnocchi with Kabocha Squash, seasoned with fine herbs, served with a cream sauce. Paired with Rogue Dead Guy. 1115 Bethel Street (across Hawaii Theatre) – 808.545.1115 – http://www.brasserieduvin.com 1 of 2
THIRD COURSE The Cornucopia. Slow cooked, French beef stew is served in a savory tuille bowl. Paired with Kill Devil Brown Ale.
DESSERT Pumpkin Pie. House-made, the classic way. Paired with Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter.

Reservations required for this sell-out event. $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity). For reservations call 808-545-1115.

9. Gordon Biersch
New Beers:

Dampf Bier – a pale amber, moderately-hopped German common ale. Mild notes of banana and cloves complement the pleasant malty caramel flavors.


November 4 ~ Brewers Select “Dampf Bier” Tapping Party
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm “Roll out the wooden barrel for the
Brewers Select of the month “Dampf Bier”

10. Yardhouse Waikiki

The Chalkboard Beer Series is a rotating selection of five draft beers selected monthly and offering some of the most unique and complex beers from local, domestic and imported brewers. Stay updated with new beers hitting the Yard House Chalkboard Beer Series here with the live feed of what’s available!

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch
Deschutes Pine Drops
Woodchuck Hopsation Cider
Ayinger Oktoberfest Wiesn
Green Flash Green Bullet

11. Bonzer Front
New Beers:

De Proef Brouwerij Zoetzuur Flemish Ale -Belgium
From the Flemish translation for “sweet-sour.” This is a unique amber colored ale of multi yeast strain fermentation, with a hint of Belgian Kriek (cherry) juice added. The brewer has combined these elements in a subtle and complex blend where sour notes are balanced by tart fruit, hints of wood, and a velvety finish.

Robinson’s Trooper -Stockport, England
TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.

Aspall Peronelles Blush Cider -England
Deep blush color with a rich appearance. There is a subtle blackberry aroma with a hint of traditional cider apple. Smooth, silky and refreshing palate beautifully balancing sweetness and acidity. Lingering aftertaste of berries.

Vanderghinste Oud Bruin -Belgium
Originally called “Ouden Tripel”, this ancient West Flanders Brown beer has found a new élan as a regional specialty under its current name: “VanderGhinste Oud Bruin”. The main ingredients of our Vanderghinste Oud Bruin are malted barley, wheat, hops, water, and caramelized malts. These are used to brew a top-fermented beer.Blending this beer with lambic beer aged in oak for 18 months results in this specific West Flanders Brown beer. Its typical flavour is characterized by a well-balanced, hardly noticeable sourness.This first flavour impression is soon followed by a second pleasant discovery: a slight bitterness followed by a hint of sweetness.

Colorado Vixnu Imperial IPA -Brazil
In this masterful Imperial IPA, the brewers at Colorado have used the pale version of their native Rapadura sugar. It give the beer a slight alcoholic boost and serves to even out the heavy malt character. The result is an intensely hoppy beer with a tremendous amount of poise and grace. The body is moderate and the “moreish” quality is high! Aromas of tropical fruits, jasmine and honey dominate the nose. This is a sexy beach volleyball player of a beer!

Bosteels Pauwel Kwak Amber Ale- Belgium
Kwak is rich amber in color with a slightly sweet, generously malty character. Hops are subdued, but present a well-considered balance with the juicy ripeness of grain and a fruity, meringue softness. The special Kwak glass is hard to miss in Belgium. You can see enthusiastic beer drinkers of all ages enjoying this wonderful beverage in every city across the country.

La Trappe Tripel Trappiste Ale – Belgium
A rich, brassy golden in color and sporting a slightly off-white foam, La Trappe Tripel is the hoppiest of the La Trappe range, displaying a beautiful balance of hoppy bitterness and full malt flavor. You will notice spices, fruit and hops in the nose. On the palate Tripel is slightly bitter, spicy and refreshing. The style “Tripel” generally means a beer that is golden in color and strong. Like most Belgian or Benelux ales, it’s also bottle conditioned (as are all Koningshoeven ales) which means that living yeast are in each bottle and produce the carbonation in the package. This yeast is normal and healthy, as well as rich in vitamins and minerals. If you notice a thin layer of sediment in each bottle, it’s due to this yeast.

St Feuillien Belgian Coast IPA
The newest collaboration with Green Flash is described by the brewers: The bitterness is high and very complex. It is qualitative and gives a long mouthfeel but without harshness. The malt backbone supports the strong hop character and provides the best balance. The finish is decidedly dry, only rounded by bottle conditioning.

Urthel Samaranth Quadrium Belgian style Quad- Netherlands
When Bas and Hildegard were married, they did not serve wine at their celebration, they served a special strong beer brewed by Hildegard to commemorate the occasion. It was Samaranth and was inspired by the Quadrupel of Koningshoeven and other big, malty special beers of the Trappists. The beer was such a hit that it has been in the selection ever since. Dusky, deep brown in color with a slightly off-white foam. In the nose, it’s sweet and faintly spicy with notes of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, and marzipan. On the palate, it’s big and bold, massively malty and slightly warming from the alcohol. It is long and shockingly dry in the finish.

Robinson’s Old Tom Strong Ale- England
A massive, dark and warming ale with notes of dried fruit and pepper, and tremendous malt backbone. You’ll taste roasted nuts, chocolate and a pleasant smokiness. Aromas of ripe malt and dried fruit round out the character of this tremendous, traditional and excellent Strong Ale.

Zatec Bright Lager (Pils) – Czech Republic
The striking thing about a great Czech Pilsner is the sense of balance. Like all great Czech beers, Zatec Pilsner has beautiful, rich, rounded malt notes that are perfectly set off by a bracing hop bitterness and gentle hop aroma. It’s pale beer in it’s perfect incarnation! Delicious with sausages, pork roasts and delightful with assertive fish dishes. A delightful beer-lovers beer! r

Sunner Kölsch – Cologne, Germany
It was Sunner that brewed the first beer in the modern Kölsch style (though it wasn’t called that then) around 1900. Sunner is a ‘Kölsch’ style beer which is unique to Koln (Cologne) Germany. Like Champagne (Appellation Controlee) it is protected by laws, so that only beers brewed in that region can bear the name. It is an Ale with a stylish character derived from lagering. It is clear, pale straw color in appearance. The taste is refreshing, gently fruity, slightly sweet with a crisp, dry finish.

12. Whole Foods Kahala
New Beers:

Deschutes Zarabanda
Deschutes Hop Trip
Goodlife Descender IPA
Sierra Nevada Snow Pack Variety 12 Pack
Green Flash Citra IPA


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