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Barfly: Beer Lab bucks the tide and expands westward

For Beer Lab HI founder Nicolas Wong, opening his first taproom three years ago was more about making the transition from homebrewing as a passion project to running a commercial brewery. Three years later, Wong and his partners have proved there’s plenty of demand for Beer Lab’s growing lineup. Read more

Kona Brewing Co. marks 25 years

Kona Brewing Co. celebrated its staying power last weekend, hosting a party at its Kailua-Kona brewery that featured a new beer, Hibiscus Brut IPA. Read more

7 drinks to order this summer on Oahu

While the seasons may not change much in Hawaii, the summertime months usually bring updates to bar menus around the islands as establishments refresh their offerings for customers. Sip your way through summer with this lineup of seven drinks available now on Oahu. Read more

At first blush Whole Foods at Ward has plenty to offer

Maybe it’s a sign that I’m getting older, but I was pretty excited at first when I heard the new Whole Foods Market Queen planned to open with not one, but two bars on separate levels at Ward Village. Read more

Hawaii brewers find strength in numbers

Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero is one of the more active Hawaii brewmasters on social media. His Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with adventures inbeer making, a lot of shoes (he’s a kicks guy, too) and travel photos — plus a few cute dog shots for good measure. Read more

Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront

Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read more

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