HI Beer Blast

Hawaii Beer Blast #126: Your Weekly Craft Beer Update

Hi Beer Blast

1. Brew’d
New Beers:

Prairie Bomb!
Evil Twin Ron and the Beast Ryan
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale
Widmer 2013 Vanilla Brrrbon
Lagunitas Born Yesterday
Deschutes Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Big Island Brewhaus The Red Sea of Cacao (bottle)

2. Real
New Beers:

Kona Da Grind Buzz Imperial Coffee Stout
Kona Makana Series Makani Honey Wheat
Deschutes x Harpoon EHop Amber with Sage & Thyme
Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker


Saturday, December 5th – 2nd Annual CeleBEERtion ReinBeerbash featuring Kona brewing & Knob Creek. 6pm-11pm in the parking lot fronting REAL a Gastropub. Craft beer, cocktail, food, and live music featuring Exess & Men in Greg Suits. Free admission, 21+ with valid ID

3. Murphy’s
New Beers:

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Anchor Steam Christmas Ale
Deschutes EHop

4. Waikiki Brewing Company
New Beers:

808 XPA – Friday, 12/11
An Extra Pale Ale is a beer style that is open to interpretation by the brewers. Ours is both extra pale, and extra hoppy. We kicked up the bitterness with some large additions of simcoe and centennial hops, but kept the beer both light and color and light in body. Easy drinking, but crafted to leave your tongue coated with a refreshing and crisp hop bitterness.
OG: 12.6
FG: 1.7
ABV: 5.81%
IBU: 46

5. Liquor Collection

2 Towns Rhubarbian
Red Hook Winter Hook
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale
Sam Adams Winter Lager
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad
North Coast Brother Thelonius
Clown Shoes Space Cake IPA
Deschutes Jubel 2015
Big Island Red Sea of Cacao

6. BevMart
New Beers:

Deschutes Black Butte XXVII (27)
Midnight Sun Treat
Midnight Sun Trickster
Midnight Sun Berserker
Cambridge The Audacity of Hops
Mikkeller Black Hole
EvilTwin Sour Bikini
EvilTwin Gose
EvilTwin Justin Blåbær (Blueberry sour)
Tilquin Gueuze
Tilquin Quetsche
Tilquin Stout Rullquin

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7. Gordon Biersch

“HOLIDAY CHEERS!!” Brewer’’s Dinner
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 ~ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chef’s Soup of the Day – Lobster & Crab Bisque with herbed crostini
Paired with Golden Export

Holiday Surf & Turf – Grilled Lamb T-Bone & Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon, Minted baby peas and Parmesan mashed potatoes
Paired with Marzen

Festive Decadence – White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding
Paired with Hefeweizen

Price: $40.00 per person
Please call ph 387-5674 for more information and reservations

8. Yard House Waikiki
New Beers:

Gigantic Ume Umai
Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
Rogue Spruce Tip IPA (this is a collaboration we did with Rogue to celebrate our 19th anniversary! Exclusively available at Yard House. Check out this video for more info!)

9. Whole Foods Kahala
New Beers:

Ridgeway – Bad Elf Winter IPA
Ridgeway – Very Bad Elf Old Ale
Ridgeway – Criminally Bad Elf English Barley Wine
Ridgeway – Insanely Bad Elf 12.0% Ale
Ridgeway – Santas Butt Winter Porter
Mikkeller – Santa’s Little Helper Christmas Ale aged in Grand Mariner barrels
Kerkom – Bink Winter King (Winterkoninkske) Dark Strong winter ale with juniper berries
Pelican – Golden Pelican Farmhouse Ale
Lagunitas – Hop Stoopid Ale (Imperial IPA)


From Dec 4th to the 6th, we have 20% off select Bombers (16.5 oz / 500 ml and up) at Whole Foods Market Kahala Mall! This includes Wanderlust, Chimay, Pelican, and much more! Grab those beers you always wanted to try, or get those rare beers as gifts!

Also, on Dec 12th from 12 pm to 2 pm come down to PUKAS and chat with our very own Beer & Wine Specialist/Certified Cicerone Matthew @ “Sip with the Cicerone”! He will be sharing some great beers, talking story, and offer some great pairings.

10. Puka’s – Whole Foods Kahala
New Beers:

Breakside India Golden Ale
Goose Island Bourbon County 2015
Goose Island Matilda
Tap Takeover for Sat:
Waikiki Brewing Co HANA HOU HEFE
Waikiki Brewing Co Ala Moana Amber
Waikiki Brewing Co Aloha Spirit Blonde Ale
Waikiki Brewing Co Eee Pah IPA
Waikiki Brewing Co Jalapeno Mouth
Waikiki Brewing Co 808 Pale Ale
Waikiki Brewing Co Black Strap Molasses Porter


On Saturday, Dec 5th, Pukas will be having a tap takeover with WAIKIKI BREWING CO! Brewmaster Joe Lorenzen will be dropping local brewing knowledge with some of his great brews, from 2 pm to 5 pm PAU HANA TIME! Come on down, and support the local brewing scene.

11. Kauai Island Brewing
New Beers:

On Tap
Cane Fire Red
Wai’ale’ale Golden Ale
Lilikoi Golden
Captain Cooks IPA
The Fonz IPA
Paniolo Brown
West Side Wheat
Pakala Porter
Na Pali Pale Ale
Lailani Light

Still Fermenting
Alakai Oatmeal Stout
Belgian Golden Ale

Monday 12/7 – Open Mic Night and Kauai Island Pinball Tournament

12. Pint + Jigger

The Brewer’s Table Beer Dinner Series – Holiday Beer Dinner
Saturday, December 12, 2015, Meet & Greet 5 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm

Each paid guest will receive a souvenir beer glass

$50 per person (plus tax and gratuity) – Limited seating. For reservations call 744-9593.

Menu by Executive Chef Devin Beppu and Beer Pairings by Andy Baker

MEET & GREET – Samuel Adams White Christmas

FIRST COURSE – Turkey Terrine, Turkey forcemeat with herbed stuffing and cranberry sauce. Holiday turkey in one dish
Paired with Samuel Adams Winter Lager

SECOND COURSE – Butternut squash Risotto, Arborio rice cooked with butternut squash puree, roasted squash and sage brown butter
Paired with Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop Ale

THIRD COURSE – Braised lamb shoulder served on savory parsnip puree and pomegranate, Lamb Stew with parsnip puree
Paired with Anchor Christmas Ale 2015

FOURTH COURSE – Pumpkin Pie with Amaretti Crust, House-made pumpkin pie with almond cookie crust
Paired with Belgian Coffee made with Chimay Grande Reserve



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