HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #82: 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:

La Trappe Quad
La Trappe Wit
De Proefbrouwerij Reinaert Wild Ale
Colorado Vixnu IIPA
Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout
Urthel Hop-It Hoppy Belgian Blonde (bottle)
Robinsons Trooper ESB (bottle)
Pauwel Kwak Belgian Strong (bottle)
St. Feuillen Saison (cans)
Samuel Smith Winter Welcome (bottle)
Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve (bottle)
Deschutes Jubelale (nitro and bottle)
Sierra Nevada Estate (bottle)
Sierra Nevada Harvest Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop IPA (cask)


Wednesday November 12th – Pints for Prostates featuring Underground Wine Merchants/Artisanal Imports Tap Takeover.  Select kegs will be 100% donation to Pint for Prostates and 10% of all sales will be donated as well.

2. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

Mission Brewing – Carrack Imperial Red 22oz / Amber Ale 6pks
Deschutes – Jubelale
Samuel Smiths – Winter Welcome / Stingo
Rogue Ales – Allegro Coffee Porter ( Whole Foods Market Exclusive)
Widmer Brrr
Fish Tale Ales – Starfish Imperial Red Ale
Sierra Nevada – Estate Ale / Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale / Celebration Ale
Anchor Christmas Ale 6pks & Magnums

3. Real a Gastropub
New Beers:

To ØL Yeastus Christus
Breakside Session IPA
Belching Beaver Milk Stout
Mystic Descendant
Sierra Nevada Estate (bottle)
Page 24 Hildegarde Ambrée (bottle)
Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge (bottle)
Bosteels Tripel Karmaliet (bottle)

4. Murphy’s
New Beers:

This week is Sierra Nevada Week.
In celebration of Sierra Nevada’s 34th anniversary and Murphy’s 27th anniversary on the weekend of November 16th and 17th, Murphy’s will feature Sierra Nevada beers on our two rotating draught handles starting with Boomerang IPA and Victory Alt Route.

This celebration will culminate Friday November 14th starting 6pm with our Anniversary Party on Merchant St in front of Murphy’s where we’ll tap “27 beers for 27 years.”. A unique feature of this event will include the option to purchase individual tastes or a full cup. Murph will make some great festival food available for purchase and entertainment will be provided courtesy of Sierra Nevada featuring Candy Diaz. This is a great opportunity to try some unique beers as many of the beers are not available outside of the brewery in Chico.

Some of the featured beers include 4 different vintages of the Bigfoot Barleywine, 4 beers from the Beer Camp Across America program where Sierra Nevada collaborated with exceptional American breweries, 2 versions of the Great American Beer Festival award winning Narwhal Imperial Stout, as well as the classic Pale Ale, Torpedo, and Kellerweis. A full list will be posted on our Facebook page.

Proceeds from this event will go to the support the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Last year’s event was a great success and we hope you, and the entire community, can join us for a fun evening of food, music, and of course, great beer while supporting a worthy cause.

5. Bar 35
Events: Wednesday, November 12 – European 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.

6. The Feral Pig
New Beers:

Kauai Beer Co. Mild on Nitro
Breakside Passion Sour
Widmer/Gigantic collaboration Craftylicious

7. Kona Brewing Company – Koko Marina Pub
New Beers:

Old Blowhole Barley Wine ABV: 10.7% IBU: 73 – It has an intense, rich, hearty caramel malt and toffee flavor and assertive hoppiness. The bold maltiness is balanced by extremely liberal amounts of hops added throughout the brewing process. An abundance of hops were added in the brewkettle and whirlpool, yielding exceptionally complex flavor and intense grassy-citrus and piney aroma!!!

Oktoberfest ABV: 6.3% IBU: 38 – Oktoberfest is a German style beer that falls in the Martzen category. The special aspect of this lager is that this created from the second runnings of our Barley Wine. This beer showcases a malty profile with a bit of a kick as it comes in at 6.27% ABV.

8. Pint + Jigger

Tuesday November 11th: Pint + Jigger
Meet the Brewers with Belching Beaver and Breakside Brewery
-No real set time but P+J will have multiple selections from each brewery on draught and the reps from both breweries will be there around 8 to talk story with everyone.

9. Tropics Ale House

Thursday November 13th: Tropic’s Tap House
Meet the Brewers with Belching Beaver and Breakside Brewery
– 6-9 PM. Multiple draughts from each brewery will be featured at Tropic’s for the evening.


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