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Learn ‘hard pour’ for full nitro beer experience

Nitro beers are alluring in appearance, but also in their silky smooth taste. Guinness perfected the process of adding nitrogen to beer in 1959. For many years, if you wanted to enjoy a nitro beer you were limited to Guinness and a few other Irish and English brands, or you had to visit a pub that served beer on nitro. Read more

Stone Brewing beers hit Oahu retail shelves

Maui Stone Craft Beverages now distributes brands on Oahu that include Stone Brewing Co., Modern Times, Oscar Blues, Ale Smith, Avery, Great Divide and The Lost Abbey. Read more

Hawaii brews stand up to California’s best

On a recent trip to Northern California and San Diego, I sought out as many new beers as I possibly could. But something unexpected happened. I was rather underwhelmed by what I tasted. It’s not because the beers were not good, it’s just that I was comparing my discoveries to the beers brewed in Hawaii. Read more

New beers, breweries enliven Oahu suds scene

New breweries are opening, and some established favorites are expanding at a rapid pace. That means more great beer that is made on Oahu by local workers. Read more

Rise and stein for Oktoberfest​-​style beers

Though it​ ​doesn’t​ ​feel​ ​like​ ​it​​ ​in​ ​Hawaii​, fall weather means ​it’s time for Oktoberfest​-​style beers.​ ​They’re a ​welcome​ ​change​ ​from​ ​the lighter​ ​lager​ ​styles​ ​typically enjoyed during summer. Read more

California’s Firestone Walker enters the Aloha State arena

When I started writing my blog, “Beer in Hawaii,” four years ago, I quipped that I was doing it primarily to help grow the beer community so that we could eventually get Firestone Walker Brewing to distribute to the islands. I wasn’t completely joking. Read more

Gift of beer makes holidays merry

If you’re like me, you’re always in need of some last-minute holiday gifts. The ones most challenging to find hit both the right price point — under $20 — and still impress the recipient. Read more

Holiday get-togethers go better with beer

Believe it or not, the holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means many get- togethers. Every year the same thing happens: You get invited somewhere, then scramble to think of something cool to take. Well, this year, plan ahead and change things up by taking a great bottle of beer. Read more


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