HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #84: 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.

***Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout has landed on Oahu and is available at various locations. Supply is very limited so if you want some check this Facebook posting to see where others have found it already.

1. Brew’d
New Beers:

Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin IPA
Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Lost Coast 25th Anniversary Ale
Breakside Passionfruit Sour Ale
Hoppin’ Frog Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin (bottles)
Hoppin’ Frog Whiskey Barrel Aged Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin (bottles)
Coronado Stupid Stout 2014 (bottles)
Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies IPA (bottles)
De Molen Bloed, Zweet & Tranen Imperial Peated Stout (bottles)
Mikkeller SpontanBeetroot (bottles)
Mahr’s Brau Saphir Weiss (bottles)
Kulmbacher Eisbock (bottles)


Rogue Tap Takeover Wednesday, November 26th
Pub Exclusive Drafts, Spirits, Bottles and Soda.

2. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

North Coast Old Rasputin XVII ( 1 Case Only – Arriving Friday)
Mission Brewing – Holiday Ale

3. Real a Gastropub
New Beers:

Mikkeller Ah Hvad Barrel Aged chardonnay
Mikeller Ah Hvad Barrel Aged Grand Marnier
Mikkeller Black Imperial Stout
Mikkeller Koppi lowak IPA
Mikkeller Spontangooseberry
Mikkeller Spontanpeach
Mikkeller/Amager Frederiksen Vaesel brunch
Invercargil Smokin Bishop (bottle)
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura (bottle)
Grassroots Arctic Soiree Saison (bottle)
To ØL Brown Paper Bag (bottle)
Trois Dames Saison Houblon (bottle)


Tuesday, November 25th – Mikkeller Tap Takeover (Open to the public)

4. Liquor Collection
New Beers:

Meantime IPA
Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies

5. Bar 35
Events: Wednesday, November 26 – Holiday 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. Gordon Biersch

Tuesday, November 25th – Brewery Tour and lager tasting

7. Monkeypod Kitchen Ko’Olina
New Beers:

Deschutes Obsidian Stout
Breakside Wanderlust IPA

8. Murphy’s
New Beers:

Sierra Nevada Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Vintages 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Sierra Nevada Side Car Amber
Sierra Nevada Porter

9. Kauai Beer Company
New Beers:

KokoBoPo – Oak Aged Robust Porter – 24.5 IBU – 5.96% ABV
Our seasonal robust porter, made with chocolate malt, aged on toasted oak and bourbon barrel chips.

Rice St Rye – American Rye Ale – 18.4 IBU – 4.9% ABV
A combination of wheat and rye provides sweet and spicy notes, rounded out with a citrusy/fruity blend of hops

10. Bonzer Front Haleiwa

Beer tasting – Saturday, November 22nd, 5-7pm with Certified Cicerone Bill Carl

Breakside Kolsch
Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam Barleywine
Belching Beaver Milk Stout
Ace Honey Cider
Breakside Wanderlust IPA
Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Seizoen
Hoppin Frog Pumpkin Ale
Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale
Knee Deep Wet Wittee
Knee Deep Hop De-Ranged Quadruple IPA


2 thoughts on “Hawaii Beer Blast #84: Your Weekly Craft Beer Update

  1. Aren’t the Old Rasputin Anniversary editions Bourbon Barrel Aged? Alas, I’m pretty sure they’re quite sold out by now 😦 Good to hear about Chasin’ Freshies, gonna try to pick up a few bottles. Thanks for the heads up!


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