HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #115: Your Weekly Craft Beer Update

Hi Beer Blast

1. Brew’d
New Beers:

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
Midnight Sun Monks Mistress
Ballast Point Victory at Sea
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break
Baird Angry Boy Brown
Cascade Kriek (bottles)
De Molen Bourbon Barrel Aged Cease & Desist (bottle)

2. Real
New Beers:

Midnight Sun I’ll Have Another Rye Saison
Deschutes Foray Belgian IPA
Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout (Nitro)
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin IPA
Xbeeriment Barrel Aged #44 Smoked Stout (Whiskey Edition) (bottle)
Amager Pride Imperial Stout (bottle)
Trois Dames L’amoureuse No.1 Blanche (bottle)
Brasserie Des Legendes Hercule Stout (bottle)
Sam Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin (bottle)


August 24th is our Back to School Beer Sale – Bottle specials ALL day with 25% off select bottles.
September 2nd – Ballast Point Tap Attack

3. Murphy’s
New Beers:

Alpine Brewing Duet IPA
Alpine Brewing Hoppy Birthday
Waikiki Brewing Hana Hou Hefeweizen
Surprise beer to be announced


4. Rock & Brews Paia
New Beers:

Kona Kai Golden Ale Makana Series
Lagunitas IPA
Maui Brewing Pueo West Coast Style Pale Ale

5. Gordon Biersch

August 25 ~ Stammtisch ~ Comparative Beer Tasting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm “Enjoy samples and discussion of summer seasonal beers”


6. Whole Foods Kailua
New Beers:

Hoppin Frog – Goose Juice Rye IPA
Belching Beaver – Great Lei Pina Colada IPA
8 Wired – Hopwired IPA
COEDO – Kyara IPL / Beniaka Sweet Potato Amber / Shikkoku Black Lager / Shiro Hefeweizen / Ruri Pilsner
Green Flash – Silva Stout
Terminal Gravity – Weed Whacker Session Wheat



7. Hilton Hawaiian Village

Friday, August 28 : “Taste of the Aina” Brewers Dinner – 6pm-9pm
Rooftop Garden – Mid-Pacific Conference Center at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Must be 21+

A farm-to table experience featuring a five course menu of locally sourced ingredients paired with select beers from Hawaii’s top breweries. Local Brewers will be on hand to discuss their craft and share the art of beer pairing. Live music by Kamuela. Tickets $120 For tickets call 808-947-7955 or visit the Luau Desk in the main lobby

Saturday, August 29 : Great Waikiki Beer Festival – A Celebration of 100 Beers – 6pm-9pm
Great Lawn – fronting the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, Must be 21+

Hawaii’s largest ever beer event celebrating 100 Beers. Live entertainment by Anuhea, Backwards Shaka, and Kailua Bay Buddies . Tickets include ten 4 oz. beer samples, beer-licious food, live entertainment, complimentary validated self-parking. (Applicable taxes will be applied to ticket price) A benefit for Hawaii’s Wounded Warriors.

For tickets call 808-947-7955 or visit the Luau Desk in the main lobby – Tickets $80 or $90 at the door / $100 Early Access -5pm Entry — Special Military discount of 15% off the $80 tickets. Ticket holders will be able to purchase additional 4 oz tastings for $2

Sunday, August 30 : Rehab Beer Brunch – 9am-3pm
Tropics Bar & Grill – beach front Hilton Hawaiian Village,
Wrap up the weekend with a festive Brewer’s Brunch featuring island brunch favorites, $4 Beer selections and Bloody Marys. No reservations required.


8. 12th Ave. Grill

We are savoring the last days of Summer with a uniquely Hawaiian tasting dinner bringing together craft breweries from Hawai’i island, Maui & Oahu paired with four courses of local fish and meats. Join us in tasting with two Certified Cicerones Alyssa Gunderson from Mehana Brewing Company and Bill Carl from Southern Wine & Spirits through four craft beers from Hawai’i’s award winning breweries!
Monday, August 24th
12th Ave Grill Private Dining Room
6p Cocktail Reception, Dinner to follow
$85 inclusive
Tickets at tasteoftheislandscraftbeerdinner@eventbrite.com

Hors d’Oeuvres
House Made Pork Lardo Toast
Beer Battered Pickled Quail Egg
Lemongrass Cured Hawaiian Au with Beet Caviar
~paired with Ben’s Seasonal Beer Cocktail~

Ni`ihau Antelope Carpaccio
Manoa honeycomb “gastrique”, foie gras toast & petite greens
~ paired with Maunakea Pale Ale~
House Made Pancetta Wrapped Confit Opah Belly
Big Island rambutan relish & lilikoi-Kula onion soubise
~paired with Maui Brewing Co. Pau Hana Pilsner ~
Shinsato Farms Pork Trio
confit belly with grapefruit marmalade, smoked kielbasa with pickled serrano
mustard & trotter ravioli with mushroom consomme
~paired with Lanikai Imperial IPA ~
Crispy Local Fig Mezzalunas
Big Island cinnamon-yuzu glaze
~ paired with Big Island Brewhaus Red Sea of Cacao ~


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